Pollution

Did Halliburton Buy Baker Hughes Silence on Fracking Chemicals?

It seemed like good news when Baker Hughes, one of the world's largest oilfield services companies, announced in Oct 2014 that it would start disclosing all the chemicals it used in its fracking operation. Now Halliburton, an even larger oilfield services company, is buying Baker Hughes. In a $34.6 billion merger. Or is it a hostile takeover?

"Study: Wisconsin Groundwater Contaminated By Coal Ash"

"The 'beneficial reuse' of coal ash, often touted as a way to keep the material out of landfills, is potentially causing serious contamination of drinking water in southeast Wisconsin and possibly across the state, according to a report released today by Clean Wisconsin."

Source: Midwest Energy News, 11/19/2014
December 9, 2014

UNEP COP20 & Sustainable Innovation Forum 2014

COP20 in Lima is the foremost, principal opportunity for global nations to negotiate and shape the contribution they will give to vastly reduce their carbon emissions, before a definitive commitment in Paris. Held in conjunction with COP 20, the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2014 (SIF14) in partnership with UNEP is the essential platform to showcase your undertaking to mobilize the green economy, and enable low carbon development.

"Groups Allege 28,000 Mining Violations, Lax Enforcement"

"Kentucky environmental advocates accused state regulators today of lax enforcement of water quality rules while putting a mining company on notice that they intend to sue over claims of thousands of false pollution reports during the last year."

Source: Louisville Courier-Journall, 11/18/2014

"Scientists Study Stormwater, Deadly To Salmon"

"Just hours into the experiment, the prognosis was grim for salmon that had been submerged in rain runoff collected from one of Seattle's busiest highways. One by one, the fish were removed from a tank filled with coffee-colored water and inspected: They were rigid. Their typically red gills were gray."

Source: AP, 11/17/2014

Environmentalists Threaten To Sue Over Coal Ash at TVA Gallatin Plant

"Conservation groups have filed initial paperwork to sue the Tennessee Valley Authority, contending that harmful pollutants have been seeping from 55-year-old coal ash storage ponds at the Gallatin power plant and into drinking water."

Source: Nashville Tennessean, 11/11/2014

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