The Bobbsey Twins (Richard A. Bloom) By Amy Harder and Ben Geman March 6, 2014 Mary Landrieu and Lisa Murkowski have a lot in common. Both senators come from energy-rich states. Both come from political families. Both have endured major political challenges, only to emerge in leadership positions. It’s true that Landrieu is a Democrat and Murkowski a Republican, but both have come to head ...Click Here to Read More.
EPA reporting public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2014-04408.pdf ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The EPA is proposing revisions and confidentiality determinations for the petroleum and natural gas systems source category and the general provisions of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule. In particular, the EPA is proposing to revise certain calculation methods, amend certain monitoring and data ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.wlox.com/ Posted: Mar 06, 2014 12:01 PM EST Updated: Mar 06, 2014 12:01 PM EST PANAMA CITY, FL (AP) – Florida has joined a multi-state lawsuit stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, seeking to hold British oil company BP accountable for damage to the state’s natural resources. The complaint was filed Wednesday in Panama City federal court by the state’s ...Click Here to Read More.
http://theadvocate.com/news/business/8549424-123/committee-being-formed-to-promote Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Advocate staff report A new offshore committee is being formed by the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association to promote energy production and responsible development of energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico. The initiative will be coordinated by consultant Lori LeBlanc, of Lori ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/03/04-6 Published on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer Overpass Light Brigade holds this #XLDissent message in front of White House Mar 2, 2014. (Photo via Twitter / @OLBLightBrigade)The development of the Keystone XL pipeline would have far greater ramifications for the climate than was highlighted in the State ...Click Here to Read More.
http://social.decomworld.com/projects-and-technologies/innovator-platform-gomez-field-successfully-decommissioned?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fuk.decomworld.com%2ffc_nei_decomlz%2f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Decomworld+e-brief+0503&utm_term=%0D%0DTurn+offshore+platforms+into+fish+farms%2c+urges+Malaysian+academic+%0D%0D+&utm_content=234364 6th Annual Decommissioning & ...Click Here to Read More.
http://social.decomworld.com/projects-and-technologies/turn-offshore-platforms-fish-farms-urges-malaysian-academic?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fuk.decomworld.com%2ffc_nei_decomlz%2f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Decomworld+e-brief+0503&utm_term=%0D%0DTurn+offshore+platforms+into+fish+farms%2c+urges+Malaysian+academic+%0D%0D+&utm_content=234364 By Rod Sweet on Mar 5, 2014 Oil and ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.southernstudies.org/2014/03/the-growing-fight-against-oil-and-gas-exploration-.html North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) recently took time away from dealing with a water contamination disaster caused by dirty coal power to make the case for opening his state up to yet another player in the dirty energy industry. Last Monday, while his administration continued to grapple with Duke ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.platts.com/latest-news/natural-gas/washington/us-doe-oks-fta-application-for-conocophillips-21279165 Washington (Platts)–28Feb2014/225 pm EST/1925 GMT The US Department of Energy has approved an application by ConocoPhillips to ship the equivalent of 40 Bcf of natural gas as liquefied natural gas over a two-year period from its plant on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage to ...Click Here to Read More.
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/02/keystone-xl-pipeline-protesters-tie-themselves-to-white-house-fence-as-police-arrest-dozens-of-people/ Emily Stephenson, Reuters | March 2, 2014 6:38 PM ET Several hundred students and youth who marched from Georgetown University to the White House to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline are arrested outside the White House in Washington, Sunday, March 2, ...Click Here to Read More.
http://environment.blogs.theledger.com/13676/oil-drilling-on-land-in-florida-is-controversial-too/ Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 5:43 by Tom Palmer Most of the talk about oil drilling in Florida has involved concerns about spills from offshore rigs despoiling our beaches and chasing away tourists. The recent news that marine life as far south of the southwest coast of Florida was affected by the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://mag.newsweek.com/2014/02/28/oil-prospectors-seek-next-big-strike-south.html#.UxM82PhhCIQ.email By Victoria Bekiempis / February 27, 2014 2:18 PM EST Prospectors are looking for untapped regions in areas like Florida, near a habitat for an endangered panther. Imke Lass/Redux The letter was printed on plain white paper in plain black type, and but for its unfamiliar globe logo “Total ...Click Here to Read More.
www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2014/0228/IEA-chief-Only-a-decade-left-in-US-shale-boom 28 February 2014 By David J. Unger, Staff writer The United States is awash in hydrocarbons, the result of good geology, supportive prices, a favorable regulatory and investment climate, and technology innovation. But the US energy boom is temporary, and not easy to replicate in other parts of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140228/COLUMNISTS0205/302280004/Guest-column-Seismic-testing-could-harm-marine-life?gcheck=1&nclick_check=1 Feb. 27, 2014 | 11 Comments Hands Across the Sand, sponsored by the Cocoa Beach Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, will take place May 17 at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach. / FLORIDA TODAY FILE Written by Jackie Beatty, Guest columnist The ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.examiner.com/article/los-angeles-joins-dallas-ny-vt-colorado-cities-trend-to-halt-fracking February 28, 2014 Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles City Council was unanimous in its support of a motion for a moratorium on fracking this morning after over 100 presentations were made by its residents who reported complaints ranging from nose bleeds, to headaches, to cracks in their ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/02/27 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2014 8:05 AM CONTACT: 350.org WASHINGTON – February 27 – Pipeline opponents are pledging to turn up the heat on Secretary Kerry in reaction to the State Department’s Inspector General report. The report confirms that the State Department knowingly hired a tar sands industry contractor to assess the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://oceanleadership.org/still-fresh-remnants-exxon-valdez-oil-25-years-oil-spill-found-protected-boulders/ Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 1:52 pm Twenty-five years after the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, beaches on the Alaska Peninsula hundreds of kilometers from the incident still harbor small hidden pockets of surprisingly unchanged oil, according to ...Click Here to Read More.
While the announcement just now by EPA does not have direct implications for protecting Bristol Bay from offshore drilling, EPA’s recognition and acknowledgement of the world-class salmon stocks there can’t hurt …..Richard Charter _______ Release Date: 02/28/2014 Contact Information: Hanady Kader, EPA Public Affairs, 206-553-0454, firstname.lastname@example.org (Washington, D.C.-Feb. ...Click Here to Read More.
FDEP Monitoring Report_02.27.14_FLES2-005_SOM Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute picked a perfect day to go to Pensacola Beach. Our DEP boys found a 1250 lb Tarmat. Had to remove it by hand, since bp clean up team, OSRO, wasn’t allowed into waist high water to mitigate. Captain Walker, former FOSC is supposed to be there tomorrow AM. BP is working on getting long arm excavator to ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/27/3963572/feds-support-air-gun-blasts-to.html Thursday, 2/27/14 A study of what the controversial seismic tests would do to whales, dolphins and fish is on track for release at the end of February, an Interior Department official told lawmakers on Friday. Pictured is a North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis). GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES / ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/02/26-7 Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by The Guardian by Natalie Hynde Fracking protest at Balcombe, West Sussex. ‘Taking part in non-violent direct action will cause the investors to think twice.’ Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian. Getting arrested for taking part in direct action at Balcombe was the most liberating ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2014/02/27/Report-Perfect-storm-of-oil-risks-in-US-arctic-waters/UPI-42481393502191/#ixzz2uXBx1UCL Feb. 27, 2014 at 6:56 AM | WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) — With Shell uncertain about its future in U.S. arctic waters, a consortium of environmental advocacy groups said the region presents a “perfect storm of risks.” Shell Chief ...Click Here to Read More.
Scott Streater, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 An environmental group wants U.S. EPA to ban the discharge of chemicals off the California coastline that are used by some offshore oil and gas drilling operators as part of the hydraulic fracturing process. The Center for Biological Diversity today submitted the 44-page petition to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2014/02/bp_begins_oil_production_at_ma.html BP’s Na Kika offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico in November 2013. The company said it started new oil production at the platform on Feb. 19, 2014. (BP p.l.c.) By Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on February 25, 2014 at 4:31 PM, updated February 25, 2014 at 4:32 PM BP has started ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/02/24/mcauliffe-will-join-coalition-pushing-for-off-shore-drilling/ BY REID WILSON February 24 at 10:56 am www.washingtonpos/2662DBD5.jpg Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) (Mike Theiler/Reuters) Governors from Mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast states, including Virginia’s Terry McAuliffe (D), urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Monday to ...Click Here to Read More.
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/24/3321621/oil-spill-mississippi-river/# BY KATIE VALENTINE ON FEBRUARY 24, 2014 AT 9:10 AM An oil spill has shut down 65 miles of the Mississippi River in New Orleans, as authorities work to clean up the oil. The spill occurred on Saturday when a barge carrying oil crashed into a tugboat between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Authorities closed the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://news.gnom.es/news/oil-drilling-demonstrations-fill-castellon-palma-and-ibiza PROTESTERS from all over Valencia, the Costa Blanca and the Balearic Islands took to the streets yesterday (Saturday) to publicly condemn plans to drill for oil in the Mediterranean between the two regions. Around 20,000 people turned out – 3,000 in Palma de Mallorca, 12,000 in Ibiza town and 5,000 in ...Click Here to Read More.
Published on Friday, February 21, 2014 - Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer (Photo: Chesapeake Climate Action Network) A natural gas export terminal being proposed near a small coastal town in Maryland would increase toxic gas fracking operations around the region, hurt the environment, speed up climate change, and do little for “energy independence” in the United States, campaigners ...Click Here to Read More.
http://bit.ly/1mwFDIu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2014 12:12 PM CONTACT: Oceana Dustin Cranor, 202.341.2267 or email@example.com WASHINGTON – February 21 – Today, more than 100 marine scientists and conservation biologists sent a letter to President Obama and his administration urging them to “use the best available science before permitting seismic surveys for offshore ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.businessinsider.com/r-californias-fracking-opponents-introduce-new-moratorium-bill-2014-21 RORY CARROLL, REUTERS FEB. 21, 2014, 6:01 PM 8 By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California lawmakers have unveiled a new bill that would halt fracking and other controversial oil extraction practices in the state until a comprehensive review of their impact is complete, ...Click Here to Read More.
Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Published: Friday, February 21, 2014 The Interior Department today announced plans to nearly double the current $75 million oil spill liability cap for offshore oil and gas development to keep pace with inflation, marking the cap’s first increase since passage of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. The proposed rule, which environmentalists called long overdue, ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2014/feb/20/charlie-crist/charlie-crist-mostly-opposed-oil-drilling-except-2/ Tampa Bay Times, Miami Herald Charlie Crist on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 in newspaper articles In April 2010, Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill raised questions about policy positions on oil drilling for ...Click Here to Read More.
http://blog.cleanenergy.org/2014/02/19/local-biz-owners-say-offshore-drilling-is-bad-for-business/ February 19th, 2014 by Chris Carnevale Who knows what good and bad for business on the coast better than the coastal businesses? And the coastal businesses know that offshore drilling is bad for business. Pleasure Island Rentals in Carolina Beach, NC stands against seismic testing for offshore ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/18-3 Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by - Lauren McCauley, staff writer Fracking flares around the Eagle Ford Shale sit just meters from area residences. (Photo: Earthworks/ Creative Commons/ Flickr)Residents living near the Eagle Ford Shale were promised riches and jobs when the fracking boom exploded in their region of southern Texas. ...Click Here to Read More.
http://hamptonroads.com/2014/02/crucial-study-nears-offshore-drilling-virginia By Bill Bartel © February 19, 2014 Drilling for gas and oil off Virginia’s coast is still forbidden, but proponents hope a federal study due within two weeks will let them at least start looking for places to set up drilling rigs. Industry officials are seeking federal permits to conduct seismic testing ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/uks-nebula-gets-licence-to-explore-irish-sea-fracking-30012998.html EPA to investigate whether State should also permit practice Nick Webb – 16 February 2014 While ‘fracking’ may not be permitted in Ireland, UK-based Nebula Resources is planning a venture to look for shale gas in the Irish Sea. A company run by one of the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/236284/anti-oil-protesters-take-to-the-beaches Radio New Zealand: Anti-oil protesters take to the beaches Updated at 10:07 pm on 15 February 2014 Greenpeace says beach demonstrations around the South Island on Saturday are a clear message New Zealanders don’t want offshore drilling. The Texan company Anadarko is about to begin drilling its first test ...Click Here to Read More.
http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/02/12/fracking-with-acid/ FEBRUARY 12, 2014 | 6:30 AM BY DAVE FEHLING COURTESY OSHA Acid solutions are trucked to drill sites and injected deep underground Read about the history of oil drilling in Texas and you’ll find references to how wildcatters would pour barrels of hydrochloric acid into their wells. The acid would eat through underground rock ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/13/3933403/way-cleared-for-medical-claims.html#storylink=cpy Miami Herald > Business > Business Breaking News Posted on Thursday, 02.13.14 By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court has cleared the way for thousands of workers to be compensated for medical treatment for exposure to crude oil or chemical dispersants during ...Click Here to Read More.
http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/12/deep-sea-impacts-bp-gulf-oil-spill/ Ocean Conservancy | February 12, 2014 8:33 am By Alexis Baldera Most images related to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster are of oil floating on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico or washing up on its shores, but what has happened in the deep-sea environment? Dr. Paul Montagna of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/archives/2014/0130/article_897746d8-8953-11e3-b185-001a4bcf6878.html Robert Parry The first test well at Project Indian was drilled on Jan. 24. Steam injection can’t start under permitting for a propane-fired steam generator is completed. Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:00 am Sara Rubin Oil executive Armen Nahabedian isn’t inclined to take ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.odt.co.nz/regions/north-otago/291615/protesters-exhorted-say-no By David Bruce on Fri, 14 Feb 2014 The Regions: North Otago Greenpeace hopes thousands will flock to protests in the South Island tomorrow to oppose deep-sea oil drilling off the Otago coast. Individual communities, under the umbrella of Greenpeace’s ”Banners on the Beach” campaign to ”say no to ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/obama-administration-to-offer-40-million-acres-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-for-oil-and-gas-development.cfm Press Release 02/13/2014 WASHINGTON, DC — As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.cecildaily.com/news/state_news/article_0c346b69-2171-5514-8742-6b3f467ede91.html At last! A ray of hope! DV Posted: Saturday, February 8, 2014 7:15 pm | Updated: 7:43 pm, Sun Feb 9, 2014. By Justine McDaniel Capital News Service WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin called Tuesday for federal regulation and oversight of drinking water in the wake of the West Virginia chemical ...Click Here to Read More.
Date: February 5, 2014 7:24:22 PM PST http://www.huffingtonpost.com/claudia-s-miller-md-ms/gulf-war-syndrome-comes-t_b_4698433.html?utm_hp_ref=green Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S. Professor, environmental and occupational medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Gulf War Syndrome Comes to the Gulf of Mexico? A large cadre of marine scientists assembled this week in ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/05/fracking-water-america-drought-oil-gas The harmful use of precious water, along with the great potential to pollute other sources of water, are my greatest concerns with fracking. DV Wednesday 5 February 2014 11.01 EST An aerial photograph shows a large field of fracking sites in a north-western Colorado valley. It can take millions of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/05/oil-companies-fined_n_4726738.html?utm_hp_ref=green Reuters Posted: 02/05/2014 8:43 am EST Updated: 02/05/2014 8:59 am EST By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Three oil companies operating in North Dakota were fined $93,000 on Tuesday for wrongly classifying fuel shipments in the first sanctions since a series of fiery derailments put ...Click Here to Read More.
http://insideclimatenews.org/content/us-keystone-report-relied-heavily-alberta-govt-funded-research By John H. Cushman Jr., InsideClimate News Feb 7, 2014 Alberta Premier Alison Redford during a speech in Calgary in November 2013. Alberta goverment agencies devoted to expanding oil sands development funded research that was used by the State Department in its environmental review of the ...Click Here to Read More.
This is important. Please cut and past the link to sign the petition today. DV http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14974 Keep Fracking Out of Florida Water drinkers against fracking House Bills 71 and 157 may seem benign at first glance; they call for the creation of an online registry for fracking in Florida. But if these bills pass, they will pave ...Click Here to Read More.
http://insideepa.com/Inside-EPA-General/Inside-EPA-Public-Content/as-epa-eyes-oil-spill-rule-rewrite-citizens-coalition-steps-up-pressure/menu-id-565.html YES I support the effort to review the use of dispersants, especially Corexit, and encourage placing limits on the amount of dispersants that can be applied. Some deep water benthic communities in the Gulf are still blanketed in this ...Click Here to Read More.
http://legal-planet.org/2014/02/04/offshore-fracking-battles-brewing-in-the-golden-state/ University of California Berkeley School of Law | Energy | Oceans | Regulation | Water Jayni Hein February 4, 2014 As prior blog posts and reports have detailed, hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) has been occurring onshore in California for decades, yet without full disclosure to the ...Click Here to Read More.
‘Out-Of-Control’ Rig In The Gulf Gushing Methane Freely Into The Atmosphere BY EMILY ATKIN ON JANUARY 31, 2014 AT 9:48 AM http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/31/3232181/methane-leak-gulf/ An “out-of-control” well that began blowing gas into the air on Thursday is still not under control as of Friday morning, according to a report from the Associated Press. 42-non ...Click Here to Read More.
Published on Friday, January 31, 2014 by Common Dreams McKibben: “The State Department has given Obama all the room he needs to do what he promised in both campaigns: to take serious steps against global warming.” - Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer Protestors demonstrated against the Keystone XL pipeline in San Francisco last year. (Photo: Getty Images)The State Department released its ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/01/31-6 Published on Friday, January 31, 2014 by The Guardian A State Department report fails to take into account the full climate impacts of Keystone XL. Who is Obama protecting? by Michael Mann Keystone-XL-pipeline-prot-006.jpg I have made my position on the Keystone XL pipeline quite clear. Approving this hotly debated pipeline would send America down ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/01/31-3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2014 5:21 PM CONTACT: Bill Snape, (202) 536-9351 In a Shift, New State Department Review No Longer Attempts to Say Keystone Impacts Would be ‘Negligible’ WASHINGTON – January 31 – The controversial Keystone XL pipeline — a project that will worsen the climate crisis and threaten ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.homerdixon.com/2013/12/20/seeing-past-the-fracking-hype/ by Thomas Homer-Dixon Toronto Globe and Mail, December 20, 2013 For years, NASA has produced a composite photograph of North America at night. Taken by satellite, the photo shows huge patches of light marking New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto. Smaller patches mark cities like Denver, Seattle, and Calgary. Recently something ...Click Here to Read More.
https://healthygulf.org/201401152194/blog/energy-/-global-warming/drilling-for-florida-oil Blog – Energy / Global Warming Wednesday, 15 January 2014 11:55 Florida Panther at Big Cypress Reserve – photo Ralph Arwood Flickr An endangered Florida Panther in Big Cypress National Preserve, which is the site of some of the proposed drilling activities. Photo credit: Ralph Arwood/NPS. ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/01/30-10 Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014 by TomDispatch.com Is Fracking About to Arrive on Your Doorstep? by Ellen Cantarow For the past several years, I’ve been writing about what happens when big oil and gas corporations drill where people live. “Fracking” — high-volume hydraulic fracturing, which extracts oil and methane from deep ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/01/29-7 Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Scientist says there’s ‘a lot more we don’t know’ about the safety of West Virginia water - Lauren McCauley, staff writer “What we know scares us, and we know there’s a lot more we don’t know,” a West Virginia environmental scientist said Wednesday after ...Click Here to Read More.
Tragic long term effects on dolphins from the BP spill. DV ...Click Here to Read More.
Impressive pics and good introduction to the oilsands production process http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-destructive-canada-oil-sands-2012-10?op=1 Special thanks to Richard Charter ...Click Here to Read More.
by Peter Moskowitz @PeterMoskowitz January 29, 2014 1:42AM ET Environmental groups say Obama missed an opportunity to lay out a new climate change action plan Barack Obama speaks in 2012 at Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s Copper Mountain Solar 1 facility in Nevada, the largest photovoltaic solar plant in the United States.Ethan Miller/Getty Images While President Barack Obama has delivered ...Click Here to Read More.
Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - Lauren McCauley, staff writer Environmental groups paraded a giant inflatable pipeline around the Capitol building Tuesday ahead of the State of the Union address. (photo: @erichpica/ Twitter)Green groups are calling on President Obama to make a choice: ‘Be remembered as a climate champion or the pipeline president.’ Parading a 100-yard ...Click Here to Read More.
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/27/3207201/limited-statoil-/ After 8,400 Gallon Oil Spill, Safety Standards On Norwegian Offshore Rigs Questioned By Emily Atkin on January 27, 2014 at 12:06 pm The Statfjord C rig. CREDIT: Statoil Approximately 32 cubic meters, or 8,400 gallons, of oil spilled into the sea early Sunday morning following a leak at a Statoil-owned rig off the coast of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/01/27-3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2014 3:58 PM CONTACT: Food & Water Watch Kate Fried, Food & Water Watch, (202) 683-4905, firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON – January 27 – Pressure on the Obama administration to take decisive action to protect Americans from the public health and environment effects of fracking intensified ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/01/22-9 Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Sacrificing the health of the people and planet, 590,000 additional barrels of oil will now flow to refineries on the Gulf - Lauren McCauley, staff writer Activists in Portland, Maine showing solidarity with communities along the pipeline by locking themselves to TD bank. (Photo: Meaghan LaSala)Tar ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/01/24-13 Published on Friday, January 24, 2014 by Davos 2014 by Kumi Naidoo A coal power plant is reflected in a puddle. (Photo: REUTERS/Ina Fassbender)A mind-boggling sum of about US$ 800 for each person on the planet is invested into fossil fuel companies through the global capital markets alone. That’s roughly 10% of the total capital invested in ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/01/fracking-natural-gas-exports-climate-change-102452.html?hp=pm_1#.Ut_4xN2tu2x If you want to know just how bad an idea it is for America to ship “fracked” natural gas to overseas markets, travel the 65 miles from the White House to a place called Cove Point in southern Maryland. There, right on the Chesapeake Bay, the Obama ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.ogfj.com/articles/2014/01/epa-issues-npdes-permit-that-includes-limited-chemical-disclosure-requirements-for-oil-and-gas-operations-offshore-california.html January 22, 2014 Michael Weller and Jason Hutt Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Region 9 of the US Environmental Protection Agency recently made available the finalized National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general ...Click Here to Read More.
http://thelensnola.org/2014/01/22/volunteers-use-airborne-patrols-satellite-photos-to-spot-oil-spills-along-louisiana-coast/ The Lens By Bob Marshall, Staff writer 8 HOURS AGO Jonathan Henderson was shouting to be heard over the engine noise in the small plane as it circled above an oil rig just off the Louisiana coast. A ribbon of colored water extended from the rig for about 100 yards, ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/Court-Decision-Victory-for-the-Arctic-Blow-for-Shell-Opportunity-for-President-Obama/ Media release – January 22, 2014 Greenpeace is welcoming today’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the Department of the Interior violated the law when it opened almost 30 million acres of the outer continental shelf to oil and gas drilling. The court today ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.metropolismag.com/January-2014/Why-Were-Suing-the-Oil-Companies/index.php?cparticle=1&siarticle=0#artanc John M. Barry A leaking oil facility in the Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area. Production facilities like this, along with the barge traffic that they create, have helped degrade the wetlands of southern Louisiana. These protective wetlands are disappearing at a rate of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-bob-graham-cuba-drilling-20140120,0,5002666.story By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau 4:40 a.m. EST, January 21, 2014 WASHINGTON – Cuban officials are preparing to resume offshore oil drilling in deep waters as close as 50 miles from the Florida coast, posing a threat to the state’s beaches and marine life, former Gov. Bob Graham said Monday ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/01/21-4 Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 ‘Will we disregard the treaties we have with First Nations? Will we continue to allow oil companies to persuade our government to gut laws?’ asks open letter - Andrea Germanos, staff writer A group of prominent Canadians has added support to Neil Young’s challenge to Canada’s tar ...Click Here to Read More.
Published on Friday, January 17, 2014 ‘America’s energy policies must reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, not simply reduce our dependence on foreign oil.’ - Jon Queally, staff writer While President Obama made a big deal out of delaying the northern half of the Keystone pipeline’s construction, he compensated by signing an executive order to expedite similar infrastructure ...Click Here to Read More.
Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Richard Heinberg The trade deal, negotiated in secret, is now trying to receive fact track authority so that it can be rushed through Congress with little say by elected lawmakers. (Image: CD)The past couple of decades of globalization have been a disaster for planetary ecosystems, indigenous peoples, and most middle-class citizens, but a gravy ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/16/cuba-usa-idUSL2N0KQ21Y20140116 Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:44pm EST * Talks center on offshore oil drilling * Embargo supporter favors some cooperation By Marc Frank HAVANA, Jan 16 (Reuters) – A former democratic senator and governor from Florida, Bob Graham, visited Cuba this week to discuss oil spill prevention and preparedness during a trip that has ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/trinidad-oil-spill-petrotrin-energy-company_n_4596696.html The Huffington Post | By Nick Visser Posted: 01/14/2014 3:38 pm EST | Updated: 01/14/2014 4:14 pm EST At least 11 oil spills have crippled parts of Trinidad and Tobago, coating miles of beach with crude as the state-owned energy company scrambles to control what’s being called one of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/01/14-8 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2014 4:51 PM CONTACT: Environmental Groups Alec Saslow: Alec@FitzGibbonmedia.com, (720) 319-4948 Sarah Lane, email@example.com SACRAMENTO, Calif. – January 14 – In the wake of the driest recorded year in California’s history, concerned Californians submitted more than 100,000 ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbnat/1553899118-anti-oil-drilling-protesters-gather-in-dunedin Newstalk NZ KPMG Early Edition Weekdays 5am-6am TUE, 14 JAN 2014, 05:21 Newstalk ZB By: Adam Walker, and Sophia Duckor-Jones, | New Zealand News | Sunday January 12 2014 15:52 UPDATED 4:34pm: Diabolical weather conditions haven’t dampened the spirits of anti deep sea oil drilling ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2014/jan/11/former-us-sen-gov-bob-graham-part-of-oil-mission/?CID=happeningnow Naples News: Former U.S. Sen., Fla. Gov. Bob Graham part of Cuba oil drilling mission By RYAN MILLS Posted January 11, 2014 at 10:59 p.m. Former Sen. Bob Graham Former U.S. Senator and Florida Gov. Bob Graham is part of an American contingent traveling to Cuba on Monday to explore the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2541969 BY ZACK COLMAN | JANUARY 10, 2014 AT 2:04 PM The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns that, “Increasing evidence suggests… A long-awaited final federal study on the environmental impact of using seismic guns to search for oil and gas deposits off the Atlantic coast is due at the end of February, signaling future battles ...Click Here to Read More.
http://neworleans.legalexaminer.com/toxic-substances/bp-oil-spill-beach-report-december-31-2013/ The Legal Examiner BP Oil Spill Beach Report: December 31, 2013 Posted by Tom Young January 2, 2014 5:40 PM The following is a summary of a daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). We will endevour to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues ...Click Here to Read More.
“Currie, who had financial support from the Environmental Protection Agency and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and her colleagues obtained Pennsylvania birth records containing the latitude and longitude of the mothers’ residences, matching them to the locations of fracking sites. In doing so, they built on the work of Elaine Hill, a PhD student at Cornell ...Click Here to Read More.
see video at: http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-california/salinas/organizers-hold-fracking-protest-in-salinas/-/5738906/23843192/-/146omoq/-/index.html KSBW-TV Salinas, California Organizers hold fracking protest in Salinas UPDATED 12:00 AM PST Jan 09, 2014 The debate over the controversial practice of fracking continued Wednesday night in Salinas at the National Steinbeck Center. SALINAS, ...Click Here to Read More.
http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/09/offshore-frackers-report-chemicals-discharged-in-pacific/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=offshore-frackers-report-chemicals-discharged-in-pacific by Center for Biological Diversity, January 9, 2014, ecowatch The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today established a new requirement for oil and gas operations off the Southern ...Click Here to Read More.
California’s fracking hearings continue this week after yesterday’s Sacramento hearing overflowed it’s hearing room and had to be relocated to larger chambers….BAKERSFIELD — January 8, Kern County Administrative Center, first floor board chambers, 1115 Truxtun Avenue, 3-7 p.m.; SALINAS — January 8, National Steinbeck Center, One Main Street, 3-7 p.m.; SANTA ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/01/06-4 Published on Monday, January 6, 2014 by Common Dreams Despite roadblocks by industry and state officials, well water contamination found in four states - Sarah Lazare, staff writer March against hydraulic fracturing and gas well drilling on the Rachel Carson Bridge in Pittsburgh on November 3, 2010. (Photo: AP/Keith Srakocic, File)The ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.eenews.net/eenewspm/2013/12/19/stories/1059992149 (Online) Climate & Energy Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 New research from Cornell University suggests endangered right whales migrate farther from Virginia’s shores than previously thought, putting them in danger of proposed oil and gas exploration in the mid-Atlantic, according to ...Click Here to Read More.
http://climatecrocks.com/2014/01/04/fracking-wells-abandoned-in-boombust-cycle-who-will-pay-to-cap-them/ January 4, 2014 NYTimes: The companies that once operated the wells have all but vanished into the prairie, many seeking bankruptcy protection and unable to pay the cost of reclaiming the land they leased. Recent estimates have put the number of abandoned drilling operations in Wyoming at ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.npr.org/ by DEBBIE ELLIOTT December 21, 2013 5:14 AM As we near the end of 2013, NPR is taking a look at the numbers that tell the story of this year. They’re numbers that, if you really understand them, give insight into the world we live in. On a breezy December morning, a work crew is scouring the surf line on Grand Isle, La., scooping up tiny tar balls and collecting them ...Click Here to Read More.
This is long overdue. DV http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-01-03/pdf/2013-31484.pdf http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-01-03/html/2013-31484.htm [Federal Register Volume 79, Number 2 (Friday, January 3, 2014)] [Notices] [Page 393] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.bna.com/obama-policy-control-n17179880877/ Thursday, December 19, 2013 from Daily Report for Executives™ By Paul Shukovsky Dec. 18 –Even as President Barack Obama promises to implement aggressive regulatory measures to rein in climate change domestically, this year his administration used the same regulatory authority to quietly position the U.S. to become a global leader in ...Click Here to Read More.
Beach-Cleanup-4-1170×583 1.jp 2 http://thelensnola.org/2013/12/18/more-massive-tar-mats-from-bp-oil-spill-discovered-on-louisiana-beaches/ The Lens – In-depth news and investigations for New Orleans Environment By Bob Marshall, Staff writer December 18, 2013 10:51am Bob Marshall / The Lens Heavy equipment digs into Fourchon Beach searching for more of the massive oil mats ...Click Here to Read More.
Elana Schor, E&E reporter Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 TransCanada Corp. will begin shipping heavy oil sands crude from Alberta to the Gulf Coast — the goal of its Keystone XL pipeline — on Jan. 22, when the controversial project’s President Obama-blessed southern leg begins operation, the company announced today. Environmentalists rarely offer loud criticism of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/17-4 Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 ‘They want to extract the dirtiest oil in the world and send it overseas at the expense of communities and the climate’ - Andrea Germanos, staff writer Activists engaging in a blockade of a tar sands “megaload” in Oregon earlier this month. (Photo: Portland Rising Tide) “The ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.savetheblue.org/articles-dumping-old-drilling-rigs-into-the-ocean.html How Oil Companies Plan to Maximize Their Profits at the Expense of Our Coastal Waters By Richard Charter, for the H2oover Foundation Exploration of natural gas and oil brings with it numerous and diverse environmental and human health problems. With so much attention focused on a long list of issues including oil ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1643484 >PRWEB.COM Newswire Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Responding to news that an oil rig operator and its contractors were at fault in an oil platform explosion that killed three welders, offshore accident lawyer William Gee III of The Law Office of William Gee III said today, “operators and contractors have a responsibility to take all steps ...Click Here to Read More.
http://medicine.missouri.edu/news/0214.php Endocrine-disrupting activity linked to birth defects and infertility University of Missouri researchers have found greater hormone-disrupting properties in water located near hydraulic fracturing drilling sites than in areas without drilling. The researchers also found that 11 chemicals commonly used in the controversial “fracking” method ...Click Here to Read More.