Energy & Fuel

Obama To Continue Efforts To Curb Greenhouse Gases, Push Efficiency

"President Obama’s reelection, along with key wins by Senate Democrats, ensures that the federal government will press ahead with efforts to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency and to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change."

Source: Wash Post, 11/08/2012

"Hunting For Toxic Chemicals in Donna"

"DONNA — The source of the toxic chemicals in the fish of the Donna Canal and reservoir is still a mystery almost 20 years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency started looking. But residents of the South Texas town of Donna are still eating the fish laden with PCBs despite a ban and warning signs along the canal."

Source: San Antonio Express-News, 11/05/2012

"Hurricane Sandy Pushes Gas Prices ... Down?"

"For a superstorm, hurricane Sandy has had surprisingly little effect on gasoline prices."

"Even in areas hit hard by the storm, gas prices were up only nominally on the first day: less than a penny in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, according to, a group of local websites that track gasoline prices. By the second day, they had stabilized or were falling again.

If anything, hurricane Sandy may be helping to push prices down faster.

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 11/01/2012

Groups Petition EPA To Disclose Fracking Emissions

The gas industry won itself an exemption from disclosure requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2005. But now environmentalists have a new angle, claiming EPA has authority to compel disclosure under a different law (the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act) — and urging EPA to use it.

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