Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

April 22, 2013 to April 24, 2013

Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) 2013

Organized by the World Ocean Council (WOC), the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) is a unique global platform in Washington, DC, for the international ocean business community to advance leadership and collaboration in developing industry-driven solutions to ocean sustainability challenges. “Oceans 2050 – The Ocean Business Community and Sustainable Seas” is the theme for SOS 2013.

Coal Slurry Database May Help Reporters Find Problem Impoundments

A fatal November 30, 2012, collapse of part of a coal-slurry impoundment in West Virginia served as a reminder of safety issues that may not be adequately regulated in some states and localities. You can locate local coal-slurry impoundments and information on their status with an online public database.

Pennsylvania Newspapers Get Break in Fracking Disclosure Case

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was joined by the Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter in a suit to unseal records of the July 2011 settlement of a case in which a family had sued four natural gas companies over damages they claimed were caused by hydraulic fracturing. The appeals court said a lower court had erred in throwing out the newspapers' case.

"Harrison County Impoundment Had Previous Problems, Records Show"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Details began to emerge Wednesday of previous problems at a Harrison County coal-slurry impoundment, as CONSOL Energy continued its efforts to locate a coal miner missing and presumed dead following last week's collapse of an embankment at the facility."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 12/06/2012


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