Pollution

"Rick Perry's Dirty Deals With Big Coal"

"Perry fast-tracked new plants and made Texas even more polluted than it already was."

----

"In April 2006, a few days before Earth Day, Texas Gov. Rick Perry joined executives of TXU, the state's largest utility and biggest carbon dioxide emitter, in cheering plans to open a staggering 11 new coal-fired power plants throughout Texas. With rolling blackouts still fresh on many Texans' minds, Perry hailed TXU's rapid expansion as a path to energy security, not to mention a way to create jobs and potentially lower energy costs.

Source: Mother Jones, 09/22/2011

"$44 Million Settles Cosco Busan Oil Spill in Bay"

"San Francisco -- The shipping companies responsible for the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill, which polluted San Francisco Bay and killed thousands of birds and fish, have agreed to pay $44.4 million to restore habitat and reimburse the agencies that responded to the disaster, state and federal officials announced Monday."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 09/22/2011
November 16, 2011

Tackling Tomorrow's Energy Challenges Today: A Southeastern Symposium at Duke University

The Southeastern United States is faced with several energy transitions in the coming years. This day-long symposium in Durham, NC will discuss these issues, identify crucial information gaps, and plot future directions for research and outreach.

Visibility: 
November 10, 2011 to November 12, 2011

International Conference on Payments for Ecosystem Services and Their Institutional Dimensions in Berlin, Germany

The international conference focuses on the institutional frameworks and governance structures of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes in both developing and industrialized countries.

Visibility: 
Region: 
December 5, 2011 to December 7, 2011

Wessex Institute of Technology - First International Conference on Water and Society in Las Vegas, NV

This first International Conference on Water and Society aims to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of many issues affecting water resources today. The meeting will encourage trans-disciplinary communication on issues related to the nature of water, and its use and exploitation by society.

Visibility: 

"China Invests Billions in Canada Oil Sands"

"FORT McMURRAY, Alberta -- As U.S. companies look toward oil riches in northern Canada, they're encountering increasing competition - as well as some much-needed cash infusions - from the Far East. U.S. and Canadian companies have dominated Alberta's oil sands for decades. Now, though, Chinese firms are rushing to snap up Canadian oil sands resources and invest in ongoing projects - to the tune of $15 billion in the past 18 months in Alberta alone."

Source: Houston Chronicle, 09/19/2011

"DEP Inspections Show More Shale Well Cement Problems"

Despite confident assurances from leaders in the go-go shale gas industry that pollution problems don't exist, records from Pennsylvania's environmental agency show that faulty casings and cement do indeed cause pollution of drinking water.

"At the recent Shale Gas Insight conference in Philadelphia, the CEO of one of the largest Marcellus Shale drilling companies in Pennsylvania was unequivocal in his message that methane contamination of drinking water supplies from faulty gas wells is at an end.

Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, 09/19/2011

New Disposal Rules Could Mean Less Oil Waste Buried in N. Dakota Land

"TIOGA - Brenda and Richard Jorgenson have a long list of reasons why they dislike and fear the reserve pit from an oil well buried on their land, located a half-mile from their house. They say it reeked of chemicals when it was being filled with diesel-saturated mud, rock cuttings and fluids left over from drilling last year."

Source: Bismark Tribune, 09/19/2011

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Pollution