Energy & Fuel

"JPMorgan Chase Accused of Rigging Energy Markets"

"JPMorgan Chase developed schemes to sell electricity at falsely attractive prices in Michigan and California, according to The New York Times. The market manipulation could result in JPMorgan Chase receiving penalties from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 05/07/2013

30 Toxic Chemicals Found at Arkansas Tar Sands Oil Spill Site

"An independent study co-published by the Faulkner County Citizens Advisory Group and Global Community Monitor reveals that, in the aftermath of ExxonMobil's Pegasus tar sands pipeline spill of over 500,000 gallons of diluted bitumen (dilbit) into Mayflower, AR, air quality in the area surrounding the spill has been affected by high levels of cancer-causing chemicals."

Source: DeSmogBlog, 05/02/2013

"Diesel Program Cutting Emissions, But Funding To Be Slashed"

"More than 50,000 high-polluting diesel engines have been cleaned up or removed from U.S. roads in a federal program designed to reduce smog and greenhouse gases, according to a new Environmental Protection Agency report to Congress. While industry and environmental officials call the program a landmark success, it is now threatened with a 70 percent cut in funding under the Obama Administration’s new budget."

Source: EHN, 05/01/2013

Arkansas Spill, KXL Approval Linked In New Enviro Ad Campaign

"Environmental groups on Monday announced a new ad campaign that highlights ExxonMobil's massive oil spill in Arkansas last month. The ads will be concentrated in the Washington, D.C., Metro's Foggy Bottom station, which is used by many State Department employees commuting to work, as the agency considers whether to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline."

Source: Huffington Post, 04/30/2013

Another Lawsuit Filed over Arsenic from South Carolina Coal Ash

"CONWAY, SC -- Pollution from a pair of coal ash ponds at Santee Cooper’s retired Grainger electric generating plant here has sparked another lawsuit – this one filed by The Southern Environmental Law Center, which alleges the state-owned utility is violating the federal Clean Water Act."

Source: Myrtle Beach Sun News, 04/30/2013

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