Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

April 25, 2012

A Coherent Energy Policy or Bust?

In this Environmental Law Institute seminar (in Washington, DC, and via teleconference), Michael Graetz, author of The End of Energy, and four other distinguished panelists will discuss issues related to an implemented, comprehensive energy policy.

April 30, 2012

Driving Innovation to Build Sustainable Cities

This workshop in Washington DC, co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute, World Business Council on Sustainable Development and World Environment Center, will focus on case studies related to sustainable transportation and energy efficiency.

"Northern Pennsylvania Gas Explosion Was Out of Regulatory Reach"

"Houses trembled a half mile away when a natural gas explosion rattled a compressor station near Springville, a hotbed of Marcellus Shale development in northern Pennsylvania. Just two hours after the March 29 blast, a gas safety inspector from the state Public Utility Commission was on the scene to begin an investigation into possible violations of gas safety rules. But he did not get far."

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 04/09/2012

"For Pennsylvania's Doctors, a Gag Order on Fracking Chemicals"

"Under a new law, doctors in Pennsylvania can access information about chemicals used in natural gas extraction—but they won't be able to share it with their patients. A provision buried in a law passed last month is drawing scrutiny from the public health and environmental community, who argue that it will "gag" doctors who want to raise concerns related to oil and gas extraction with the people they treat and the general public."

Source: Mother Jones, 03/26/2012

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