Energy & Fuel

"Proposed Longview Coal Terminal Dealt A Blow By Appeals Court"

"A coal company has been dealt another legal blow in its attempt to build an export terminal on the lower Columbia River. The Washington Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling Tuesday that was being challenged by Millennium Bulk Terminals and Northwest Alloys Inc."

Source: OPB, 08/22/2019

"Putting a Positive Spin on Oil Exploration in the Arctic Refuge"

"When the Trump administration first pushed to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil exploration, it predicted that drilling would generate a windfall for the federal Treasury: $1.8 billion, by a White House estimate. But two years later, with the expected sale of the first oil and gas leases just months away, a New York Times analysis of prior lease sales suggests that the new activity may yield as little as $45 million over the next decade."

Source: NY Times, 08/22/2019

Tribe Sues to Shut Dakota Pipeline as Company Plans to Double Capacity

"The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is asking a judge to throw out a federal permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, arguing that the government shut the tribe out of a court-ordered second environmental review and ignored its concerns."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/20/2019

"Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray"

"The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers to oppose President Trump’s auto emissions rollbacks, has mounted an effort to prevent any more from joining the other side."

Source: NY Times, 08/20/2019

"Oil Companies Persuade States to Make Pipeline Protests a Felony"

"After protesters disrupted construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota by chaining themselves to construction equipment and pitching tents along the route, oil and chemical companies found a way to keep it from happening again. They made it a crime."

Source: Bloomberg, 08/19/2019

"Fracking Boom Tied To Methane Spike In Earth’s Atmosphere"

"Scientists have measured big increases in the amount of methane, the powerful global warming gas, entering the atmosphere over the last decade. Cows or wetlands have been fingered as possible sources, but new research points to methane emissions from fossil fuel production—mainly from shale gas operations in the United States and Canada—as the culprit."

Source: National Geographic, 08/16/2019


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