Energy & Fuel

August 3, 2015

U.S. EPA Media Call on Clean Power Plan, 4 P.M.

Join the EPA's on-the-record media conference call with Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, on the Clean Power Plan. The call is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. EDT, but EPA is expecting alot of interest so is advising journalists to start calling in at 3:30.

"Obama to Unveil Tougher Climate Plan With His Legacy in Mind"

"In the strongest action ever taken in the United States to combat climate change, President Obama will unveil on Monday a set of environmental regulations devised to sharply cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants and ultimately transform America’s electricity industry."

08/03/2015

"Could Deep-Earth Microbes Help Us Frack for Oil?"

"MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- On a muddy hill above a World War II ordnance plant that made material for atomic bombs, a fracking crew will drill thousands of feet underground in a search for life itself. The drilling is a hunt for microscopic organisms, first introduced hundreds of millions of years ago, which have evolved to live in the shale 7,000 feet below the ground, at pressures 600 times that of the surface, and temperatures around 160 degrees F."

07/30/2015

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