Energy & Fuel

"Rig Inspectors Had Vast Gaps in Knowledge, Oil Spill Panel Finds"

"Members of President Barack Obama's Oil Spill Commission said this week that they were shocked to learn during their months of investigation that federal drilling rig inspectors generally know little or nothing about the process of safely lining and sealing an offshore oil well."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 10/27/2010

"New U.S. Standards Take Aim at Truck Emissions and Fuel Economy"

"The federal government announced the first national emissions and fuel economy standards for heavy vehicles on Monday, one of a series of regulatory steps that the Obama administration is taking to increase energy efficiency and reduce atmospheric pollution in the absence of Congressional action on climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 10/26/2010


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