Energy & Fuel

"Utilities Haven't Adopted Voluntary Measures To Block Attacks: Report"

"Most utilities have not implemented voluntary cybersecurity measures recommended by an industry organization that oversees reliability, according to findings from a report released this morning by two House Democrats who say they reveal gaps in the government's voluntary approach to cybersecurity."

Source: Greenwire, 05/22/2013

Chiefs Walk Out on State Dept. Keystone XL Consultation Meeting

"Elders and chiefs of at least 10 sovereign nations walked out of a meeting with U.S. State Department officials in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Thursday May 16 in which the government was attempting to engage in tribal consultation over the Keystone XL pipeline."

Source: Indian Country Today, 05/20/2013

"U.S.: Disclose Fracking Chemicals on Public Land"

"The Obama administration said Thursday it will require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The new "fracking" rule replaces a draft proposed last year that was withdrawn amid industry complaints that federal regulation could hinder an ongoing boom in natural gas production.

Source: AP, 05/17/2013


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