"The Army made a stunning admission earlier this month when it announced its decision to require a deeper environmental review and more extensive consultation before deciding whether to grant an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline."
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- Source: High Country News, 12/16/2016
"The federal government will take action on a petition by the state of New York seeking to close a loophole that currently allows highly flammable crude oil to be shipped by rail through communities in New York and across the country."Source: ENS, 12/16/2016
"Wind farms will be granted 30-year U.S. government permits that could allow for thousands of accidental eagle deaths due to collisions with company turbines, towers and electrical wires, U.S. wildlife managers said on Wednesday."Source: Reuters, 12/16/2016
"Solar power is becoming the cheapest way to generate electricity, according to leading analysts."Source: Independent, 12/16/2016
"The world’s oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth’s crust, just got even older."Source: BBC News, 12/16/2016
"Researchers must 'fight disinformation' about science during the Trump administration, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in an address before hundreds of scientists on Wednesday."Source: Wash Post, 12/15/2016
"The former Texas governor has questioned the scientific consensus on climate change and once forgot the name of the agency when listing those he wanted to eliminate."Source: Atlantic, 12/15/2016
"Three years ago, Rex W. Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil and now President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, was probably the man least expected to show up at a town council meeting in North Texas to oppose a local construction project."Source: NY Times, 12/15/2016
"Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) sees himself as 'a Teddy Roosevelt guy,' a supporter of public lands who makes his own decisions, whether they follow the party line or not. But environmentalists continue to be wary of President-elect Donald Trump's potential pick for Interior secretary."Source: Greenwire, 12/15/2016
"The Trump transition team appeared to back away from a controversial questionnaire sent to the Energy Department last week that had asked for the names of department staffers who had worked on several climate-change initiatives under President Obama."Source: Wash Post, 12/15/2016
"Oil refineries don’t just pollute. They also kill and maim workers and threaten the public."
"ANACORTES, Wash. — From 500 yards away, John Moore felt the concussion before he heard it.
Moore was midway through a 6 p.m.-to-6 a.m. shift as an operator at the Tesoro Corporation’s oil refinery in Anacortes, an island town 80 miles north of Seattle. It was 35 minutes after midnight on April 2, 2010.Source: Ctr for Public Integrity, 12/15/2016
"Federal health officials warned pregnant women on Wednesday to avoid visiting Brownsville, Tex., because of the threat of infection with the Zika virus."Source: , 12/15/2016
"Despite President-elect Donald Trump’s outspoken denial of climate science being reflected not just through his words but his appointments, there is growing sentiment that the country’s energy future will be decided largely at the state level and by markets, relatively independent of Trump’s positions."Source: Midwest Energy News, 12/15/2016
"Live in West Virginia or Kentucky? You're more likely than most Americans to die of heart disease, cancer or a drug overdose."Source: NBC News, 12/15/2016
"Residents of Princeville, N.C., are considering the prospect of leaving their town after enduring a 100-year flood for the second time in 17 years."Source: NY Times, 12/15/2016