User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-National
Category: Fossil Fuels :: Oil and Gas
Last updated: Mar 22 2017 23:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 55,487    
Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks 22.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported "recent coordinated physical attacks" on the much-protested line, just as it's almost ready to carry oil.
Also found in: [+]
Seven Things That Need to Happen to Keep Global Temperature Rise Below 2C 22.3.2017 Truthout.com
In late 2015, the world agreed to limit the global temperature rise to "well below 2C". Ever since the signing of the  Paris Agreement  on climate change,  scientists ,  think tanks  and  policymakers  have been scrambling to define exactly what meeting this temperature limit will mean in policy and investment terms. A new  report  released this week by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is the latest attempt to address this question. Commissioned by the German government in its role this year as G20 president, the report sets out the "essential elements" needed to create an energy sector transition consistent with the Paris Agreement. The  G20  is a group of 20 major economies, including China, India, Germany, the UK and US, which  accounts  for 63% of global population and 83% of emissions. The IEA and IRENA each took a separate approach to modelling the most cost effective decarbonisation pathway, with the IEA using a so-called ...
Also found in: [+]
Lafayette defiantly passes symbolic anti-fracking bill 22.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The long-slated "Climate Bill of Rights and Protections," an anti-fracking proposal that has unfolded amid a rash of sound and fury throughout Lafayette in recent months, was approved Tuesday night.
Also found in: [+]
Pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks 22.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bismarck, N.D. • The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported “recent coordinated physical attacks” on the much-protested line, just as it’s almost ready to carry oil. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners didn’t give details, but experts say Dakota Access and the rest of the nearly 3 million miles of pipeline that deliver natural gas and petroleum in the U.S. are vulnerable to acts of sabotage. It’s a threat that ETP takes seriously enough that it has asked a court to shield details ...
Also found in: [+]
Circular water companies make a splash heard ‘round the world 22.3.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Apana, Shell and Veolia use circular principles to retain and recycle water used in farming, fracking and washing machines.
Also found in: [+]
Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks 22.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported “recent coordinated physical attacks” on the much-protested line, just as it’s almost ready to carry oil. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners didn’t give details, but experts say Dakota Access and the rest of the nearly 3 million miles of pipeline that deliver natural […]
Also found in: [+]
New Secrecy Around Dakota Access Pipeline After Alleged Vandalism 22.3.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Vandals have allegedly burned sections of the Dakota Access Pipeline in South Dakota and Iowa in recent incidents, authorities in those states said Tuesday.  Someone used a torch to cut open a piece of the 1,172-mile oil pipeline on March 13 or earlier in Iowa’s Mahaska County, Sheriff Russell Van Renterghem told The Associated Press. There was a similar complaint on March 17 about a section in South Dakota’s Lincoln County, AP reported.  No injuries were reported and no one has been arrested in either disturbance. Authorities say the burn holes are in empty sections of pipe, AP said. Questions arose about possible attacks on the 1,172-mile oil pipeline after company attorneys filed a heavily redacted status report Monday that said the project had been targeted by vandals.  “Due to recent coordinated physical attacks along the pipeline that pose threats to life, physical safety, and the environment, the remainder of this status report is filed under seal,” attorneys for the developer Energy Transfer ...
Also found in: [+]
Venezuela's troubles put U.S. heating oil charity in limbo 21.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Amid continuing economic turmoil, Venezuela skipped heating oil contributions to a Massachusetts-based nonprofit for a second consecutive winter, signaling that the popular program that began with fanfare after Hurricane Katrina may be kaput. The decision by Venezuela’s Citgo Petroleum Corp. to bow out of the program founded by Joseph P. Kennedy II, which has helped hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents, coincides with plummeting oil prices and corresponding economic problems in oil-rich Venez...
Also found in: [+]
Green activists deny attacking Dakota Access pipeline 21.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bismarck, N.D. • Environmental activists who tried to disrupt some oil pipeline operations in four states last year to protest the Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that they aren’t responsible for any recent attacks on that pipeline. The remarks came in response to allegations that Texas-based Dakota Access developer Energy Transfer Partners made in court documents late Monday. The company said there have been “recent coordinated physical attacks along the pipeline that pose threats to life, ...
Also found in: [+]
Environment activists deny attacking Dakota Access pipeline 21.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bismarck, N.D. • Environmental activists who tried to disrupt some oil pipeline operations in four states last year to protest the Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that they aren’t responsible for any recent attacks on that pipeline. The remarks came in response to allegations that Texas-based Dakota Access developer Energy Transfer Partners made in court documents late Monday. The company said there have been “recent coordinated physical attacks along the pipeline that pose threats to life, ...
Also found in: [+]
Venezuela's troubles put US heating oil charity in limbo 21.3.2017 AP Top News
Venezuela's economic turmoil has placed in limbo that country's participation in a free heating oil program run by a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that has helped hundreds of thousands of people, signaling that the program may be kaput....
Also found in: [+]
Venezuela’s troubles put US heating oil charity in limbo 21.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Venezuela’s economic turmoil has placed in limbo that country’s participation in a free heating oil program run by a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that has helped hundreds of thousands of people, signaling that the program may be kaput. This marks the second consecutive winter that Venezuela’s Citgo Petroleum Corp. has not contributed to the “Joe-4-Oil” program, part […]
Also found in: [+]
Energy companies, banks lead U.S. stocks lower 21.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Major U.S. indexes are drifting lower in afternoon trading Monday as energy companies fall with oil prices and banks slip along with bond yields. European markets mostly fell after the British government said it will formally begin the process of leaving the European Union next week. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 7 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,371 as of 12:45 p.m. Mountain time. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 17 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,897. The Na...
Also found in: [+]
Clean transportation drives ahead with electric vehicles 20.3.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Major automakers race to adapt to shared-car demand, startups compete for the smart mobility wave and data concerns speed up.
Also found in: [+]
Architect of Federal Fracking Loophole May Head Trump Environmental Council 19.3.2017 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog

Confidential sources have told Politico that Bill Cooper — current congressional staffer and former fossil fuel industry lobbyist and attorney — is under consideration to head President Donald Trump's White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).

Also found in: [+]
Why the president’s big promises for coal miners may be empty 19.3.2017 Washington Post
Trump has vowed to roll back environmental regulations that the industry says are part of a “war on coal.” But while the industry still has a pulse, the prospects for the return of jobs are weak.
Also found in: [+]
Op-ed: Human-caused climate change is real, and denying it hurts all of us 19.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Mr. Scott Pruitt, recently stated that he “would not agree that [carbon dioxide] is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.” This is in direct contradiction of scientific findings over the past several decades. As scientists who study this problem, we would like to summarize the current consensus among the vast majority of researchers: 1. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the primary long-lived greenhouse gas that warms the Earth’s ...
Also found in: [+]
Senate battle over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has been relatively mild, but that's about to change 18.3.2017 LA Times: Nation

Confirming President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court was expected to be one of the biggest battles of the year, but something happened on the way to the committee hearing room to make it a relatively muted one — at least so far.

Ad campaigns have been minimal. Protesters are at bay. And then...

Also found in: [+]
Southern Command in Costa Rica: US Occupation Disguised as Humanitarian Aid 18.3.2017 Truthout.com
A helicopter of the Southern Command in the Alto Telire, Talamanca, takes part in Operation Pura Vida. (Photo Courtesy of The Ministry of Public Security of Costa Rica) Costa Rica hasn't had an official army for the last 68 years. However, in 2013, people in the Talamaca region were surprised by the arrival of a helicopter full of uniformed military personnel with the United States Southern Command. Many suspect they're targeting Talamanca for transnational economic and military objectives. A helicopter of the Southern Command in the Alto Telire, Talamanca, takes part in Operation Pura Vida. (Photo Courtesy of The Ministry of Public Security of Costa Rica) From the top of the great Talamaca mountain range in southern Costa Rica, you can see the Caribbean Sea and the houses of the Bribri and Cabécar Indigenous groups. According to their cosmology, their ancestors are in every tree, in every river and in every living being found in this reserve close to the border with Panama: The place is sacred. But to ...
Also found in: [+]
Kansas court clears way for coal-fired power plant 18.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Topeka, Kan. • Kansas’ highest court on Friday cleared a major obstacle to the long-delayed construction of a big, new coal-fired power plant, rejecting an effort by an environment group to force the state to regulate emissions linked to climate change. The state Supreme Court upheld a 2014 decision by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to give Sunflower Electric Power Corp. the go-ahead for its project. The utility wants to build an 895-megawatt plant adjacent to an existing one ou...
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 55,487