"Some 10.2 billion tons of coal, sitting on 106,00 acres of public land, have been authorized for sale by the Obama administration today [Friday, May 29, 2015]."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: Motherboard, 06/01/2015
"Governments will try on Monday to streamline an 89-page draft text of a U.N. deal to fight climate change due to be agreed in Paris in December, hoping to avoid the acrimony of the last failed attempt."Source: Reuters, 06/01/2015
"ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Inside the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory here, a mammoth contraption, with steel rollers, advanced electronics and exhaust tubes, is nearing completion."Source: NY Times, 06/01/2015
"The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released a much-delayed proposal for the amount of biofuel that must be blended into conventional vehicle fuel, seeking to reduce the levels now specified but still require modest increases over the next few years."Source: NY Times, 06/01/2015
"Maryland's fracking moratorium survived its last possible political challenge today."Source: InsideClimate News, 06/01/2015
"Shell tried to influence the presentation of a climate change programme it was sponsoring at the Science Museum in London, internal documents seen by the Guardian show."Source: Guardian, 06/01/2015
"President Obama has chosen officials to fill the long-vacant roles leading federal agencies that oversee the safety of railroads and pipelines and of hazardous materials."
"State and federal courts handed down three decisions against a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska that environmentalists are staging a nationwide fight against."
"The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is putting the blame squarely on Royal Dutch Shell’s shoulders for the late 2012 grounding of an offshore drilling rig it owned on an Alaska island."
"With Senate opponents gearing up to try to kill the Obama administration's now-final "Waters of the United States" rule this summer, an environmental group is launching an ad campaign urging public support for the rule."Source: Greenwire, 06/01/2015
"The Obama administration, aiming to keep a finicky, chickenlike bird called the greater sage grouse off the endangered species list, moved on Thursday to limit petroleum drilling and other activities on some of its wide-ranging habitat in the American West."Source: NY Times, 05/29/2015
"An oil industry lobby group successfully recruited a Canadian cabinet minister to deliver a pep talk and dispense strategic planning advice at a closed door meeting in a luxury Rocky Mountains resort, the Guardian has learned."Source: Guardian, 05/29/2015
In a letter to pipeline safety regulators, two California Senators called "insufficient" the response of pipeline operators to a large spill near Santa Barbara.Source: AP, 05/29/2015
"ALONG THE SALTON SEA, CALIF. — The bone-dry lake bed burned crystalline and white in the midday sun. Ecologist Bruce Wilcox hopped out of his truck and bent down to scoop up a handful of the gleaming, crusty soil."Source: Wash Post, 05/29/2015
The problem of growing bacterial resistance to antibiotics is being compounded by the decisions of many drug companies to stop developing and making new antibiotics. The reason: they are not making money.Source: National Geographic, 05/29/2015