Energy & Fuel

Fearing More Spills, 114 Groups Demand Halt to Ohio Pipeline Project

"The activists also called on federal regulators to 'initiate an immediate review of horizontal drilling plans and procedures on all open pipeline dockets.'"

"More than 100 local and environmental groups are demanding federal regulators immediately halt all construction on Energy Transfer Partners' Rover gas pipeline after a series of environmental violations, including a massive spill that fouled sensitive wetlands in Ohio with several million gallons of construction mud.

Source: InsideClimate News, 05/18/2017

Iowa Senator Slams Energy Chief For Grid Study Undermining Wind Energy

"Iowa's Republican senator on Wednesday raised concerns that U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has commissioned a 'hastily developed' study of the reliability of the electric grid that appears 'geared to undermine' the wind energy industry."

Source: Reuters, 05/18/2017

"Safety: Flow Lines Cited In More Than 7K Spills"

"Flow lines — the small, low-pressure pipes blamed for a fatal home explosion in Colorado last month — have long been a weak point at oil and gas well sites. They've been cited as the problem in more than 7,000 spills, leaks and other mishaps since the beginning of 2009, according to an E&E News analysis of state agencies' records."

Source: ClimateWire, 05/18/2017

"Industry Meltdown: Is the Era of Nuclear Power Coming to an End?"

"From Europe to Japan to the U.S., nuclear power is in retreat, as plants are being shuttered, governments move toward renewables, and key companies face financial troubles. Even some of the industry’s biggest boosters believe nuclear is on the way out."

Source: YaleE360, 05/17/2017

"Suit Blames Well Contamination On Dominion's Possum Point Ash Ponds

"A pair of Dumfries homeowners have filed suits seeking millions in damages from Dominion Energy, claiming heavy metals seeping from coal ash ponds at the Possum Point Power Station contaminated their drinking water wells."

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch, 05/15/2017

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