Energy & Fuel

June 7, 2011

Resolved: EPA's Utility MACT Is the Right Tool at the Right Time

Environmental Law Institute hosts a debate in DC of EPA's proposed new Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards for power plants.

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NRC Publishes List of FOIA Requests Related to Japan Nuke Meltdown

By publishing the list promptly, NRC lived up to the "reading room" provisions of FOIA — which require agencies to actively publish information likely to be the subject of multiple FOIA requests. As a reporter, see what your competitors are doing. As a FOIA requester, you may learn a lot about how to write a FOIA letter that is realistic yet effective.

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Fracking Companies Withhold Baseline Well-Water Data

ProPublica reporter Abrahm Lustgarten (left) revealed that some of the biggest fracking companies have been collecting extensive baseline data since 2008, keeping it concealed from public knowledge — including denying Duke University researchers the data when asked for it. The withheld data could either exonerate the companies or prove them responsible for pollution.

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