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Brent crude edged higher above $107 a barrel on Friday, on track to end the week flat as plentiful supplies held down any run-up in prices from geopolitical tensions in oil producing regions.
Source: Mother Jones
On the morning of June 28, a fire broke out at a Halliburton fracking site in Monroe County, Ohio. As flames engulfed the area, trucks began exploding and thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals spilled into a tributary of the...
Shanghai Metals Market - SHANGHAI, Jul. 25 (SMM) â îWorld Trade Organizationî judges said recently that the US broke the global trade rules by imposing anti-subsidy duties on Chinese solar panels, nbd.com...
July 25, 2014 Is Coal Important For Our Future?Source: WDTV
Coal is a very big industry here in The Mountain State, and coal workers say the EPA and the Obama Administration have started a war on coal with tighter regulations
July 25, 2014 Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters
Yahoo Finance - But the report itself said the "the Fukushima accident was not a technical surprise." David Lochbaum of the activist group îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî said the problem is that federal law...
Germany has some of Europe’s most ambitious climate targets. It also has four of the region’s five dirtiest power plants. While PGE SA’s Belchatow lignite unit in Poland was Europe’s dirtiest last year, with 37.2 million metric...
July 24, 2014 Pennsylvania Regulator Faulted for Lax Role in FrackingSource: Bloomberg
Pennsylvania regulators were unprepared for the fracking-fueled boom in natural gas production during the past decade, putting drinking water supplies at risk, the state’s watchdog said. The state’s Department of Environmental...
July 24, 2014 Fraud a problem in energy sector-PwCSource: MoneyWeb
Fraud and corruption remain an impediment in Africa's energy sector, according to a report released on Wednesday. "Some key players have delayed or cancelled projects until further clarity can be sought in their respective...
July 24, 2014 EPA chief in hot seat as lawmakers dissect carbon ruleSource: Reuters
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will field questions from lawmakers on Wednesday about the agency's plan to slash carbon pollution from power plants, even as industry groups seek to derail the...
July 24, 2014 Puncture-Prone Rail Cars May Be Phased Out in Two YearsSource: Bloomberg
The Obama administration proposed phasing out thousands of older tank cars within two years and lowering speed limits as part of a set of new rules intended to reduce the risks of hauling crude oil by rail.
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