July 12 th, 2012
Report looks at Maine electric vehicle buys
San Francisco Chronicle
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An environmental group says that with the right government policies in place, plug-in vehicles could reduce oil dependence in Maine by more than 542000 gallons per year. Environment Maine says manufacturers are prompted to ...
Electric Cars Look Stupid
Green Chip Stocks
What's more stupid? An oddly-shaped electric car or funding terrorists with oil money?
Acid spill cleanup at NE Pa. gas drilling rig
Wall Street Journal
PITTSBURGH — Environmental officials are overseeing the cleanup of a 4700 gallon hydrochloric acid spill at a Chief Oil & Gas drilling site in northeastern Pennsylvania. The Department of Environmental Protection said some of the July 4 spill flowed ...
Let's close the information gap about fracking
As a public policy, denial requires one prerequisite to take root: lack of information. So it's proper to ask whose interests the California Senate was protecting last month when it killed a measure requiring oil drillers to give public notice before fracking
Lawmaker Hits Wrong Button, Approves N.C. Fracking
Wall Street Journal
RALEIGH, N.C.—A veteran lawmaker in North Carolina says she pushed the wrong button late Monday night in a marathon legislative session and accidentally opened up the state to fracking.
Can Tar Sands be moved safely?
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) heard the major findings of its two year investigation of the Enbridge tar sands pipeline spill, which released more than a million gallons of corrosive tar sands into the Kalamazoo River watershed in July 2010.
Foreclosures up again
The Raw Story
US home foreclosure filings rose in the second quarter for the first time in two years, according to a report released Thursday. During the April-June period, 311,010 properties started the foreclosure process, a 9 percent increase from the previous quarter, said RealtyTrac, a publisher of foreclosure data.
Push for LIBOR settlement
Major shareholders tell me that they are keen to initiate discussions with financial regulators to highlight their fears that a repetition of events at Barclays could leave some of the world's biggest banks rudderless at a time of profound regulatory change and the ongoing crisis in the Eurozone.