Energy & Fuel

Wyoming To Lead Further Investigation Into Pavillion Water Concerns

"A federal environmental regulator will not finish and review a draft report tentatively linking hydraulic fracturing to Wyoming groundwater contamination and will instead allow state agencies to further investigate the issue."

Source: Casper Star-Tribune, 06/21/2013

Congressional Research Service Reports on Environment Leaked

Topics of the latest CRS reports shared by the Federation of American Scientist's Project on Government Secrecy include GMO wheat, earthquake risk and highway infrastructure, carbon capture and sequestration, the regional greenhouse gas initiative, regulation of fertilizers, and more.

Disclosure? BLM Fracking Rule Panned by Industry, Panned by Enviros

The revised proposal still allows companies to claim trade secrecy on chemicals in fracking fluid — and to fulfill disclosure requirements on the remainder by submitting them to the controversial FracFocus database, run by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and the Groundwater Protection Council.

"Keystone XL Pipeline Shuns High-Tech Oil Spill Detectors"

"TransCanada Corp., which says Keystone XL will be the safest pipeline ever built, isn’t planning to use infrared sensors or fiber-optic cables to detect spills along the system’s 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) path to Texas refineries from fields in Alberta."

Source: Bloomberg, 06/18/2013

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