National (U.S.)

"Cleanup Hiring Feeds Frustration in Fishing Town"

"BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. — Nine weeks into the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, there is more money in this small, hardscrabble fishing town than there has been in decades, residents say. There are more high-paying workdays, more traffic accidents, more reports of domestic violence, more drug and alcohol use, more resentment, more rumors, more hunger, more worry."

Source: NYTimes, 06/28/2010

"Alex Could Become Hurricane Monday or Tuesday"

"Tropical storm Alex became better organized as it slowly moved away from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, and forecasters said it could become a hurricane on Monday or Tuesday. Coast Guard officials have said they do not think the storm poses an imminent threat to oil-siphoning efforts at BP Plc's blown-out Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico."

Source: Reuters, 06/28/2010

"Md.'s Veto of Advanced Meter Deployment Stuns Smart Grid Advocates"

"A utility proposal to install smart meters throughout Maryland has been rejected by the state's Public Service Commission, jeopardizing if not ending what had been one of the Obama administration's leading investment commitments to smart grid technologies and consumer energy conservation."

Source: ClimateWire, 06/25/2010


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