"The Senate will pick up debate on its energy overhaul bill in the coming week."
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- Source: The Hill, 02/01/2016
"Across Michigan, in cities large and small, lead poisoning continues to plague children, limiting them in school and on the playground."Source: Bridge magazine, 02/01/2016
"AMES, Iowa — Tim Recker has been growing corn in this state his whole life, and using his crops to make ethanol almost as long, at first by the jar for his trucks, now by the barrel for the nation. That is in large part because Congress in 2005 mandated that oil refiners blend ethanol into gasoline."Source: NY Times, 02/01/2016
"The Koch brothers’ donor network spent close to $400 million last year, and is on its way to spending an unprecedented $889 million supporting right-wing politics and causes during the 2016 cycle."Source: The Hill, 02/01/2016
"Two years after thousands of gallons of a coal-cleaning agent leaked into the drinking water supply of 300,000 West Virginians, the sentencings of six officials at a chemical distributor this month will bring to a close criminal cases in the spill."
"Annette Smith has been fighting the power for more than 15 years, tenaciously opposing energy projects she believes harm the environment or quality of life in Vermont."
"Southern California Gas Co. knew of deteriorating wells at its underground methane storage facilities and warned state regulators of the risks almost a year before a massive, uncontrolled leak was discovered at its Aliso Canyon unit on the outskirts of Los Angeles."Source: InsideClimate News, 02/01/2016
"Two years after one of the nation's worst coal ash spills, 1 ½ million tons of the potentially toxic waste byproduct from coal-fired power generation is being moved by rail from the banks of the Dan River in North Carolina to a landfill in central Virginia."
"Is this where North Pacific humpback whales practice their songs?"Source: Hakai, 02/01/2016
"Could the current strong El Niño help soak the National Football League's 50th Super Bowl next Sunday?"Source: Weather Channel, 02/01/2016
"In January of 2015, when state officials were telling worried Flint residents their water was safe to drink, they also were arranging for coolers of purified water in Flint's State Office Building so employees wouldn't have to drink from the taps, according to state government e-mails released Thursday by the liberal group Progress Michigan."Source: Detroit Free Press, 01/29/2016
"The FBI has released the entire 26-minute video of the final moments of Arizona rancher and Oregon standoff leader LaVoy Finicum's life during their attempt to arrest him earlier this week."Source: Talking Points Memo, 01/29/2016
"Senators on Thursday approved four amendments to an energy overhaul bill, the first of what will likely be several amendment votes while the energy bill is on the floor."Source: The Hill, 01/29/2016
"The World Health Organization rang a global alarm over the Zika virus on Thursday, saying that the disease was “spreading explosively” in the Americas and that as many as four million people could be infected by the end of the year."Source: NY Times, 01/29/2016
"Regulators in California, home to more residential solar customers than any other state, agreed on Thursday to retain a system that compensates users of rooftop solar panels for their excess electricity."Source: NY Times, 01/29/2016