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EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: NY Times, 06/02/2015
"While the global fracking boom has stabilized North America’s energy prices, Chicago — America’s third largest city and the busiest crossroads of the nation’s railroad network — has become ground zero for the debate over heavy crude moved by oil trains."Source: Toledo Blade, 06/02/2015
"Duncan Tarr was arrested during a protest against an oil pipeline in Michigan. The company used crime victim restitution laws to charge Tarr for the work that couldn't be done during the disruption."Source: NPR, 06/02/2015
"SALMON, Idaho -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed on Tuesday actions needed to support imperiled bull trout, an iconic native fish that is still found in pristine, cold-water streams and some lakes in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington."Source: Reuters, 06/02/2015
"There's no good reason for a live, 8-foot sturgeon to be tied by the tail and tethered to the shore of the Columbia River, in the Pacific Northwest."Source: NPR, 06/02/2015
"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]."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