"As the Obama administration and industry groups go to war over the costs of a high-stakes climate rule, the White House has released a new study showing that the benefits of major federal regulations vastly exceed the costs."
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- Source: Greenwire, 06/13/2014
"Most voters in eight coal-heavy states would oppose a Senate candidate who supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest carbon pollution rules for power plants, a mining industry-backed survey concluded."
"Somewhere in China, a man typed his user name, 'ghost,' and password, 'hijack,' and proceeded to rifle the computers of a utility in the Northeastern U.S."Source: Bloomberg, 06/13/2014
"The Sierra Club is launching an advertising campaign to criticize 21 House Republicans who have not taken a position on renewing the wind energy production tax credit."
"The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is launching a $175,000 ad campaign backing the administration's new proposal to limit carbon pollution from the nation's existing power plants."
"To grasp the difficulties Mexico faces in capitalizing on a North American shale boom, just wander into the dusty landscape due south of the U.S. border."Source: Reuters, 06/13/2014
"The road to the White House could be paved with oil and gas for a trio of Republican presidential hopefuls."Source: National Journal, 06/13/2014
"Four national organizations whose members would be affected by Vermont's new labeling law for genetically engineered foods filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court challenging the measure's constitutionality."Source: Burlington Free Press, 06/13/2014
"ISIS attacks in Iraq have sent oil prices soaring and cast further doubt on long-term growth in Iraq's oil sector. As recently as February, oil production in Iraq was booming -- a sign of economic progress that traders worry will be reversed."Source: Christian Science Monitor, 06/13/2014
"A debilitating, mosquito-borne virus called chikungunya has made its way to North Carolina, health officials say. It's the state's first reported case of the virus."Source: CNN, 06/13/2014
"Americans are willing to bear the costs of combating climate change, and most are more likely to support a candidate seeking to address the issue."Source: Bloomberg, 06/12/2014
"Decades of shortsighted decisions by industry and government have put the Mississippi River’s future at risk, and degradation at its southern Louisiana delta is contributing to 'the greatest land loss on the planet,' a five-state environmental coalition warned Wednesday."Source: McClatchy, 06/12/2014
"You might say Texas has a running start in the race to slash carbon emissions in electricity generation, a pursuit spurred by last week's proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gases."Source: McClatchy, 06/12/2014
"NEW YORK — The world oil market has set up quite nicely for OPEC. Dramatic changes in oil production around the globe are balancing each other out instead of wreaking havoc. This has helped world oil prices stay high enough to provide OPEC countries with robust income, but not so high that they scare customers away from buying more of their precious product."Source: AP, 06/12/2014
"In a new study, hairdressers who often used light colored hair dyes or hair-waving products on clients had more potentially cancer-causing compounds in their blood than hairdressers who used the chemicals less frequently."Source: Reuters, 06/12/2014