Economy & Business

"Delaware's Chemical Complex Crumbling"

When the Delaware City Refinery complex opened in 1957, the petrochemical trade press hailed it with superlatives. It was the largest single refinery project ever built, and became a hub for an industry that sprawled into Pennsylvania and New Jersey. "Today, most of Delaware City's chemical plants have closed, the result of tougher economic conditions and environmental laws."

Source: Wilmington News-Journal, 11/23/2009

Watchdog Groups Call for Improvements in Contractor Misconduct Database

The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) and OMB Watch want the federal government to tighten the accountability of federal contractors by fixing problems with the database — a potentially valuable tool for environmental reporters.

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November 19, 2009

Webinar: Covering the Green Jobs Debate: What You Need to Know

How do you cut through the buzz words, the numbers and conflicting opinions? Do green jobs mean more jobs in your community? What, exactly, is a "green job" anyway? This interactive screencast, co-hosted by the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and the Poynter Institute's News University, will include live audio and a slideshow presentation in which participants can post questions and respond to poll questions posed by the host.

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Feds Begin To Quantify Hidden Climate Change Costs

As debate over climate legislation rages, reporters will encounter many confusing and seemingly contradictory statements about the costs of changing US energy practices. You may help your audience with an understanding of how incomplete the cost figures cited by companies and politicians often are.

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