Daily Archives: July 23, 2012

Report: Claims drilling led to health problems based on inaccurate science

Many of the claims that natural gas drilling has led to health problems and reduces air quality are based on inaccurate and misleading science, The Associated Press reported Sunday.

A group of researchers told the wire service that studies pinning rises in breast cancer rates to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are often dubious or just plain […]

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Senate committee to vote on chemical policy overhaul

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee is slated to vote Wednesday on Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s (D-N.J.) sweeping plan to toughen federal chemicals regulation, Capitol Hill aides and environmentalists say.

The “Safe Chemicals Act” – which Lautenberg has been pushing in some form for years – would overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act by imposing […]

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GOP lawmakers, RNC to huddle on energy policy for convention platform

A group of GOP lawmakers will meet with Republican National Committee (RNC) officials later Monday to discuss how energy policy will be addressed at the party’s upcoming national convention.

Lawmakers and energy industry representatives are invited to the “listening session” to discuss ideas about what to include in the party’s platform, according to the RNC.

“This is […]

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News bites: Iran and oil, a big electricity deal, and more

The Associated Press has the latest on Iran’s influence over a major global oil shipping lane.

“A top Iranian naval commander says Tehran’s forces have full control over the Gulf’s strategic Strait of Hormuz, but have no plans to try to close the route for one-fifth of the world’s oil,” AP reports from Tehran.

The Wall Street […]

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GOP ex-lawmaker: Facts will ‘overwhelm’ GOP opposition to climate change

Former Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.), who is trying to build support for a carbon tax, said the facts on global warming will “overwhelm” GOP resistance to climate change action and alter the party’s stance.

“What we have been doing so far is sort of shrinking in science denial and holding onto shaky ideology that really will […]

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The week ahead: House Energy Committee set to tackle Yucca Mountain, Solyndra federal loan program

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane will meet with the House Energy and Commerce Committee for the first time during a Tuesday hearing.

The hearing will tackle NRC policy and governance oversight, with NRC commissioners Kristine Svinicki, William Magwood and William Ostendorff joining the new chairwoman as witnesses.

Macfarlane, whom the Senate confirmed in June, is […]

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Both sides of natural-gas debate manipulating public debate

Many of the claims that natural-gas drilling has led to health problems and reduces air quality are based on inaccurate and misleading science, The Associated Press reported Sunday.

A group of researchers told the wire service that studies pinning rises in breast cancer rates to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are often dubious or just plain false. 

In […]

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