Associated Press, By Jason Dearen, July 19
St. Augustine Beach, FL – The Obama administration has sided with energy developers over environmentalists, approving the use of underwater blasts of sound to pinpoint oil and gas deposits in federal Atlantic Ocean waters.
The regulatory decision is the first real step toward what could be an economic [...]
OilPrice.com, By Nick Cunningham, June 18
U.S. President Barack Obama may be engaging in a “war on coal” with carbon regulations intended to shrink coal’s share of energy production, but worldwide, coal is in its strongest position in decades. In 2013, enough coal was burned to meet 30.1 percent of the world’s energy demands — [...]
Check Out Sasol’s Energy Complex in Lake Charles, La.
The Wall Street Journal, By Dennis Berman, May 27
Start with exotic Nazi technology, take a detour with South African apartheidists, and add a bit role for Iranian imams. What you have is—what else? —one of the most improbable and important American business stories of the [...]
Climate Central, By Bobby Magill, March 10
Oil refineries and drilling platforms in the U.S. are vulnerable to sea level rise and greater storm surge. Fuel pipelines, barges, railways and storage tanks are vulnerable to melting permafrost and severe weather. Warming seas and water shortages put nuclear and other electric power plants at risk. Power [...]
….Trippingly off the tongue:
According to estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency, in 2011, each person in the United States created a daily average of 4.4 pounds (2.04 kilograms) of solid waste (Garbage) per day, or In 2011, Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash and recycled and composted almost 87 million tons of this material, equivalent to [...]
Now our national power grid has become a matter of national security:
Y’know, I should be smirking gently over the things happening in the South.
Ottawa Citizen (via CP), By Stanley Tromp
VANCOUVER – U.S. scientists are warning that there are environmental risks, regulatory holes and serious unknowns regarding the shipment of Alberta oilsands products by pipeline, rail and tanker.
The findings are in a 153-page report from last September by the emergency response division of the U.S. National Oceanic [...]
Canadian Press, By Alexander Panetta
PAGE, Neb. — Cash offers have been skyrocketing, as much as seven-fold, for holdout Nebraska landowners who are willing to sign quickly to allow the Keystone XL pipeline onto their property.
The landowners say they’ve received written offers from pipeline builder TransCanada Corp. in the last few weeks offering exponentially [...]
The full interview here (Video)
“Legendary musician Neil Young is mounting a rally cry against “the ugliest environmental disaster” that he has ever seen or “could even comprehend”. In an exclusive interview with Jian Ghomeshi, the storied wanderer offers an unfiltered condemnation of the Alberta oilsands, brushes off his critics, and stands by [...]
You may or may not be aware, but World War III has already started. We just haven’t gotten caught up in it. Yet.
Vancouver Observer, By Brenda Gouglas
With just over two months until the Joint Review Panel announces its recommendation on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines project, Enbridge Northern Gateway has embarked on a new TV, pamphlet, and newspaper advertising blitz in hopes of garnering public support. In newspapers, Enbridge Northern Gateway’s full-page advertisements feature photographs and [...]
AP, By Rob Gillies
Canada’s prime minister said Thursday he “won’t take no for an answer” if the Obama administration rejects the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed the Keystone XL project, a flashpoint in the debate over climate change, during a visit to New York City. [...]
BBC, September 20
The outgoing government in Norway has buried [ar, ar!] much-vaunted plans to capture carbon dioxide and store it underground amid mounting costs and delays.
The oil and energy ministry said the development of full-scale carbon dioxide capture at Mongstad oil refinery had been discontinued.
It said it remained committed to research into [...]