15 Jun 2012

EPA proposes tougher rules on soot

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled out plans Friday to toughen standards for fine particulate matter, or soot, which is dangerous microscopic pollution emitted by factories, power plants, diesel vehicles and other sources. The proposal, which the agency is issuing...
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15 Jun 2012

McCain urges US to keep sanctions on Burma’s energy sector

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is urging the Obama administration to retain sanctions against Burma’s state-controlled oil-and-gas sector, echoing similar statements from human-rights activist and newly elected parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi. “Daw Aung San Suu Kyi made a very...
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15 Jun 2012

Report finds quake risks linked to carbon storage, fracking wastewater injections

A major new report concludes that more research is needed to better understand risks of seismic activity linked to injections of wastewater from natural gas drilling, potential large-scale underground storage of carbon dioxide emissions and other energy technologies. The National...
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15 Jun 2012

EPA to propose tougher rules on soot

The Environmental Protection Agency will roll out a proposal Friday to toughen standards for fine particulate matter, or soot, which is dangerous microscopic pollution emitted by factories, power plants, diesel vehicles and other sources. The proposal, which the agency is issuing...
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15 Jun 2012

News bites: Romney’s green energy record faces scrutiny, and more

The Wall Street Journal explores Mitt Romney’s green energy record as governor of Massachusetts in light of his current attacks against the White House over Solyndra. Reuters analyzes the shortcomings of Europe’s greenhouse gas trading system. “Europe’s emissions trading...
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15 Jun 2012

By The Numbers: Unconventional Natural Gas Powering U.S. Economy

Just one-in-five Americans is “satisfied with the way things are going in the United States,” according to Gallup data published yesterday, and the economy and unemployment are “still viewed as most important problems” facing our nation. Yet despite our nation’s ongoing economic...
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15 Jun 2012

Dem senator: Humans causing climate change, saying otherwise is ‘bogus’

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) declared on the Senate floor Thursday that the debate over whether humans are causing climate change is over, and that it has been shown conclusively that human activity is leading to global warming. “People say there are questions about the...
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15 Jun 2012

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Study on earthquakes, fracking arrives Friday

Coming Friday: The National Research Council (NRC) will release a report on the potential for energy technologies — including wastewater injections associated with natural-gas drilling — to cause seismic activity. “Hydraulic fracturing, carbon capture and storage, geothermal...
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