Daily Archives: April 22, 2012

Oil spill commission chief: BP has ‘learned its lesson’ in the Gulf

Oil giant BP has “learned its lesson” from the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the co-chairman of a commission that investigated the disaster said Sunday.

“I believe BP is a transforming culture,” William Reilly, the co-chairman of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, said during an interview […]

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Obama campaign seeks to inspire action, donations from green-focused voters

President Obama is urging green-minded voters to work on behalf of his reelection with a video pitch that calls the next few months crucial to continued progress on environmental protection.

His reelection campaign used Earth Day to announce the re-launch of “Environmentalists for Obama,” a mobilization effort that was also part of the 2008 campaign.

The new […]

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Palm oil industry, ALEC press EPA to reverse climate finding

The Environmental Protection Agency is under pressure to reverse a finding that biofuels made with palm oil don’t meet the greenhouse gas requirements of the nation’s renewable transportation fuels mandate.

An EPA analysis released in January found that diesel fuels made from palm oil have lower “lifecycle” emissions than traditional fuel, but the difference isn’t big […]

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