Natural Resources

Feds Seek Rules To Plug Harmful Oil And Gas Leaks on Wildlife Refuges

"About 5,000 oil and gas wells sit on national wildlife refuges — some of the prettiest land that American taxpayers own — and more than a thousand of them are spewing oil and brine because regulations written a half-century ago don’t force owners to plug leaks that are harmful to animals."

Source: Wash Post, 12/11/2015

"Vale Workers Fear for Safety After Brazil's Samarco Disaster"

"Workers at Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA fear for their safety after the Samarco dam burst in the town of Mariana, where the company was reducing the number of employees because of weak ore prices, despite its push for output and complaints about safety."

Source: Reuters, 11/25/2015

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