"An environmental advocacy group sued the Obama administration in federal court on Thursday for refusing to release documents detailing the extent of fracking in the Gulf of Mexico."
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- Source: AP, 01/09/2015
"The biggest state in America, home to more ocean coastline than all others combined, has just set another record. This one, however, is nothing to cheer."Source: LA Times, 01/09/2015
"The 13 white tanks that lined the Elk River just north of downtown Charleston are all gone now. Bankrupt Freedom Industries ripped them apart, tore them down and sold them for scrap."Source: Charleston Gazette, 01/09/2015
"New York City will become the largest city in the country to ban restaurants from using plastic foam containers, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday."Source: Huffington Post, 01/09/2015
"The Environmental Protection Agency said it will delay carbon rules for power plants, missing a deadline set by President Barack Obama in one of the centerpieces of his climate-change agenda."Source: Bloomberg, 01/08/2015
"Cape Wind, a massive wind farm proposed in Nantucket Sound, has been dealt a setback that threatens its finances and throws into doubt whether it will become the nation’s first such offshore project."Source: NY Times, 01/08/2015
"New research is first to identify which reserves must not be burned to keep global temperature rise under 2C, including over 90% of US and Australian coal and almost all Canadian tar sands."
"With oil prices plunging at an ever-quickening rate, producers are beginning to slash the number of drilling rigs around the country."Source: NY Times, 01/08/2015
"Bacteria that is destroying ancient olive groves in the Apulia region of southern Italy is very likely to spread to other areas of Europe, says report."
"Iowa’s largest water utility may soon file a lawsuit challenging the state’s voluntary approach to dealing with farm fertilizer run-off."Source: Radio Iowa, 01/08/2015
"Plummeting oil prices are bad news for much of Canada, which runs its economy largely on oil. But cheap oil has some positive benefits for Canadians, too."Source: Christian Science Monitor, 01/08/2015
"Chemical plants, coal mines, power plants, steel mills, oil refineries and even the maple syrup industry must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants on the federal Toxic Release Inventory."Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 01/08/2015
"International trade agreement proposals could roll back protections from harmful pesticides in the US and EU, according to a new report expected to be released Wednesday."
"An insecticide used on corn and other U.S. crops poses health risks to workers who mix and apply it and also can contaminate drinking water, according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report released this week."Source: EHN, 01/08/2015
"The White House issued a veto threat Tuesday for pending legislation intended to force federal approval of the Keystone XL pipeline."Source: Huffington Post, 01/07/2015