Energy & Fuel

Protection Of Illinois River From Coal Ash In Regulatory Gray Area

"As a persistent rain pelts the clear, swift Middle Fork of the Vermilion River on a mid-September day, the water swells and rises. Clumps of tree roots hang precariously over the river, exposed by the crumbly, receding banks. Where the bank is firmer, the water has carved out tiny caves."

Source: Midwest Energy News, 10/03/2016

State Finds No Injustice With New Coal Ash Landfills; Activists Do

"The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says coal ash ponds and landfills disproportionately affect poor and minority communities across the U.S. But that’s not what North Carolina officials found when they conducted their own 'environmental justice reviews' of two sites this year."

Source: WFAE, 09/30/2016

"Md. Fracking Regulations Include Enhanced Buffers Around Wells"

"Maryland’s long-awaited fracking regulations would ban drilling in three watersheds in Western Maryland and require extensive safeguards around drilling sites, protections that Secretary of the Environment Ben H. Grumbles called 'the most stringent' in the country."

Source: Wash Post, 09/29/2016

"As Talks For Aviation Climate Deal Begin, India Holds Out"

"Fast-growing aviation powerhouse India is not ready to join the world's first climate deal to curb pollution from commercial flights because it fears that talks beginning on Tuesday may not lead to a fair agreement, its civil aviation minister said."

Source: Reuters, 09/28/2016

Deepwater Horizon Spill May Have Irreversibly Damaged Gulf Coast Marshes

"The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been called one of the worst environmental disasters in American history — and more than six years later, scientists are still investigating how much damage it actually caused. Now, a new study suggests the spill may have permanently marred one of the Gulf shore’s most important ecosystems. "

Source: Wash Post, 09/28/2016


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