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Category: Fossil Fuels :: Oil and Gas
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Giant Gas Pipeline to Flank NY Nuclear Plant 26.4.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A very large gas pipeline will soon skirt the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC), an aging nuclear power plant that stands in the town of Cortlandt in Westchester County, New York, 30 miles north of Manhattan. The federal agencies that have permitted the project have bowed to two corporations -- the pipeline's owner, Spectra Energy, and Entergy, which bought the Indian Point complex in 2001 from its former owner. A hazards assessment by a former employee of one of the plant's prior owners, replete with errors, was the basis for the go-ahead. A dearth of mainstream press coverage leaves ignorant the New York metropolitan region's population of 20 million people, which stands to be impacted by a nuclear catastrophe. Experts say a disaster as great as or greater than Fukushima could be triggered by a potential gas explosion at the nuclear complex. I urge readers of this blog to read the original report for Truthout on which it is based, "Doing the Unthinkable: A Giant Gas Pipeline to Flank a Nuclear ...
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U.S. takes helm of Arctic Council, aims to focus on climate change 25.4.2015 L.A. Times - World News
Secretary of State John F. Kerry took the helm of the Arctic Council on Friday on behalf of the United States, vowing to protect the delicate northern environment newly exposed by melting polar ice to the developed world's quest for energy and a swifter trade route from Europe to Asia.
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U.S. takes helm of Arctic Council, aims to focus of climate change 25.4.2015 LA Times: Environment
Secretary of State John F. Kerry took the helm of the Arctic Council on Friday on behalf of the United States, vowing to protect the delicate northern environment newly exposed by melting polar ice to the developed world's quest for energy and a swifter trade route from Europe to Asia.
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Deepwater Horizon: Why We Should Not Open New Areas to Drilling 25.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
On April 20, 2010, Transocean's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded , killing 11 people and, over 87 panic-filled days, spewing more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. I was there in the summer of 2010, while oil gushed from the hole that BP made, yet couldn't contain. Despite the fact that the oil companies' expertise is to drill a hole and collect the oil that comes out, BP couldn't figure out how to stop the oil from coming out of the hole. For nearly three months we watched oil-soaked pelicans, turtles and dolphins. The livelihoods of fishermen dried up. What did we learn? Al Jazeera recently reported that there have been more than 1,500 new drilling permits issued for the Gulf since April 20, 2010. Congress has refused to pass new safety regulations, essentially saying to the people of the Gulf -- and the rest of us -- here's our middle finger. On a good day in the gulf -- This is what East Coast marshes will look like if drilling is allowed. Photo -- C. Safina The Deepwater ...
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Enbridge Energy seeks approval for replacement crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota 25.4.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
New 36-inch pipeline would cross 337 miles of northern Minnesota, mostly on the route proposed for the Sandpiper line from North Dakota.
Chesapeake to Pay $25 Million to Settle Michigan Charges 25.4.2015 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Chesapeake Energy has agreed to pay $25 million to settle antitrust allegations made by Michigan’s attorney general, as well as complaints that it misled hundreds of landowners to obtain leases in the ...
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Chill in the air as Arctic nations meet 25.4.2015 Yahoo: Politics
Arctic nations warned Friday of the dangers facing the environment and the peoples of one of the planet's most remote regions, which because of climate change is becoming a new hotspot in tensions with Russia. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as everywhere else on the globe and US officials last month said the Arctic sea ice had reached its lowest winter point since satellite observations began in the late 1970s. "The retreat of sea ice in the region brings with it a lot of opportunities," US Secretary of State John Kerry told ministers as the United States took over from Canada as the chairman of the Arctic Council. He was meeting in the small northeastern Canadian town of Iqaluit, on Baffin Island, with other ministers from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and ...
Congress Holds First Hearing on Banning Fracking; Too Bad It’s A Circus 25.4.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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A Win for Cleaner Air and a Stronger Economy: Court Dismisses Challenges to Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Standards for Big Trucks 25.4.2015 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit dismissed challenges to America’s historic, first-generation standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from large trucks and buses. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT)  standards are based on common sense, highly cost-effective technologies that will make our […]
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Oil, gas, power, prices: big themes from energy meeting 24.4.2015 AP Business
HOUSTON (AP) -- In the year since the energy industry last gathered in for its big annual confab in Houston, prices for oil and natural gas took a dive that few, if anyone, saw coming....
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Alliant Energy Corp. proposes $750 million gas-fired plant near Beloit 24.4.2015 Star Tribune: Business
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The big themes that energy leaders wrestled with at conference amid market upheaval 24.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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100% Renewable Energy: The new normal? 24.4.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
It's not always easy to find examples of what's working in the fight against climate change, but a shining one is the growing global movement for 100% renewable energy. The most optimistic predictions for the UN COP21 climate negotiations in Paris at the end of this year center on an "80 by 50" scenario -- a reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions by 80% from 2005 levels by 2050. In my opinion, that scenario is less a call-to-action than a call-to-arms. Previous global negotiations have shown that as long as there is any percentage of fossil-fuel energy left on the table, countries will fight for access to it, and productive discussions will come to an end. So we need to change the narrative. Instead of a call-to-arms, we need a doctrine of "mutually assured survival" -- a doctrine in which all commit to the goal of 100% renewable energy. Since 2013, renewable energies have been winning the race against fossil resources : the world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than for coal, ...
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Is fracking moratorium the solution for quakes in Texas, Oklahoma? 24.4.2015 LA Times: Top News
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How the shale revolution changed the world 24.4.2015 Financial Times US
How it changed the world (and why nothing will ever be the same again)
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Calling on Young People to Lead Us to a Brighter Future 24.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Our world is incredible, shrouded in a veil of mystery and wonder. From pristine hot springs in Iceland to towering, glacial crevices in Russia, the earth keeps us spellbound in its grandeur. Its inhabitants are awe-inspiring, works of art. Animals lack guile, yet hold a profound understanding of the world. They are much more intelligent than we give them credit for, and, overall, manage to survive the onslaught of natural and man-made obstacles thrown their way. Unfortunately, the more I learn about the environment, the more concerned I am for its future. Because of human carelessness, the earth we love is in peril. Climate change has disrupted the earth's balance, and its effects are widespread. Birds like the puffin find themselves in warmer waters, unable to feed the right sized fish to their chicks. Animals like the polar bear find their habitat melting and shrinking. Communities face longer and more forceful droughts, superstorms and flooding. Polluted oceans kill protective coral reefs and destroy ...
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Oklahoma’s earthquakes triggered by wastewater disposal wells 24.4.2015 Yahoo: Opinion/Editorial

USGS: Fracking Is The Cause Of Oklahoma EarthquakesOklahoma state scientists shook the ground on which the oil and gas industry stands by linking their practices to earthquakes. Now the state needs to pick up the pieces.


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The Pearl Harbors: China's Port Diplomacy 24.4.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Siyu Yang reflects on what China's "One Belt, One Road" strategy means for India-China and US-China relations. Flip to the back of a five rupee Pakistani note and you will see red-orange cranes amid a seascape of soft, complementary blue. The illustration is of Gwadar Port, brainchild of the Pakistani government since the country's independence in 1947. Its management transfer to the state-owned China Overseas Port Holding Company last year generated renewed buzz around the China Threat theory. Among the most vociferous opponents were India and the United States. Meanwhile, China has responded by formalizing its venture as an economic strategy, assuring the world of its peaceful intentions. The String of Pearls The Chinese takeover of Gwadar Port, which China was contracted to build since 2002, had India claim that China aims to encircle it with a chain of Chinese-influenced ports throughout the Indian Ocean, often dubbed as the "String of Pearls."This phrase was coined in a report by the US defense ...
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Crowdsourcing Local Knowledge to Make Buildings More Efficient 24.4.2015 THE CITY FIX
Investing in resource efficiency helps cities and their residents by cutting energy and water costs, creating jobs and creating cleaner, healthier air. And making cities more resource efficient is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combating climate change. Improving ...
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Make the Polluters Pay! Ellison and Sanders Call on Congress to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies 23.4.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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