Energy & Fuel

"Meet the Tesla Semitruck, Elon Musk's Most Electrifying Gamble Yet"

"Elon Musk has always dreamed big, and tonight he showed off his biggest reverie yet: the fully electric Tesla Semi. Powered by a massive battery and capable of hauling 80,000 pounds, it can ramble 500 miles between charges. It’ll even drive itself—on the highway, at least."

Source: WIRED, 11/17/2017

"Oceans May Host Next Wave Of Renewable Energy"

"Think renewable energy and the wind and sun come to mind. But some day it may be possible to add ocean energy to that list. The fledgling wave energy industry is now getting a boost from the federal government. The Department of Energy is spending up to $40 million to build a wave energy test facility off the Oregon Coast."

Source: NPR, 11/16/2017

"Documents Show Undisclosed EPA Health Concerns On Fracking Chemicals"

"A new set of documents, obtained from the Environmental Protection Agency by the Partnership for Policy Integrity and shared with Marketplace, shows that the agency has previously undisclosed health concerns that some fracking chemicals might cause things like liver poisoning and tumors."

Source: Marketplace, 11/16/2017

"Will US Budget Cuts Destroy A Key Arctic Wildlife Area?"

"Bernadette Demientieff says it is a 'very scary time' for the Gwich'in indigenous nation as proposed US budget legislation would open a key section of a nearly 20-million acre wildlife refuge in the Arctic up to oil-and-gas development."

Source: Aljazeera, 11/15/2017

"ANWR Drilling Opponents Outline Battle Plan"

"Senate opponents of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge hope to convince their colleagues over the next few weeks that energy development there threatens America's entire wildlife refuge system, primarily for the sake of alleviating Alaska's fiscal crisis."

Source: E&E Daily, 11/14/2017

"African-Americans Taking Brunt Of Oil Industry Pollution: Report"

"African-Americans face a disproportionate risk of health problems from pollution caused by the oil and gas industry, and the situation could worsen as President Donald Trump dismantles environmental regulations, according to a report issued on Tuesday by a pair of advocacy groups."

Source: Reuters, 11/14/2017

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