"Climate Change Blamed for Half of Increased Forest Fire Danger"

"Forest fires are burning longer and stronger across the western United States, lighting up the landscape with alarming frequency. Residents are forced to flee, homes are incinerated, wildlife habitats are destroyed, lives are lost. Last year, the Forest Service spent more than half its annual budget fighting fires."

Source: NY Times, 10/11/2016

"Environmental Disaster Feared From NC Floods"

"(MSNBC Video) Rachel Maddow reports on devastating and deadly flooding in North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew and notes concerns by environmentalists and flooded rivers that wash through farms and coal ash sites could spread toxins through miles of waterways."

Source: MSNBC, 10/11/2016

"PHMSA Issues Interim Final Rule on Emergency Orders"

"The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on Monday issued an interim final rule that will allow it to issue emergency orders on oil and natural gas pipelines, satisfying a requirement from a comprehensive pipeline safety bill enacted last summer."

Source: Natural Gas Intelligence, 10/06/2016

"Obama Says U.S. Government Prepared To Respond To Hurricane Matthew"

"President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the U.S. government has teams and supplies positioned to respond to Hurricane Matthew as the storm barrels toward Florida and other southeastern states." Millions were told to evacuate in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Source: Reuters, 10/06/2016


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