Here’s a “hit head on desk” moment for you! While their Senate colleagues were engaged in a fiery debate over the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline, the House on Tuesday quietly passed a bill that environmentalists say would hamper the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to use the best scientific information when crafting regulations to […]
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Senate vote on Keystone XL.
Of why private industry shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near nuclear power plants: …workers packaging the waste came across a batch that was extraordinarily acidic, making it unsafe for shipping. The lab’s guidelines called for work to shut down while the batch underwent a rigid set of reviews to determine how to treat it, a time-consuming […]
Brothers among 4 killed in chemical leak at Texas plant. So now the PTB want to make Philadelphia into the next Houston! Oh, I can’t wait: (CNN) — Four workers were killed Saturday after a chemical leak at a DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas, on the eastern outskirts of Houston, plant manager Randall Clements […]
Of why the private sector shouldn’t be anywhere near anything as important as nuclear power. Because if they’ll cut corners on the financing, they’ll do it on safety, too: A federal grand jury has indicted two former executives of a company that hoped to build a nuclear power plant in southwestern Idaho. Donald L. Gillispie, […]
They say the arc of the universe bends toward justice, and I’m glad the universe finally got around to indicting Don Blankenship: Don Blankenship, the longtime chief executive of Massey Energy, was indicted today on charges that he violated federal mine safety laws at the company’s Upper Big Branch Mine prior to an April 2010 […]
What’s left of the environment for Mary Landrieu? Legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, setting up a vote on the project next week. Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu, who faces a runoff vote in Louisiana on Dec. 6, had pushed for vote on Thursday on […]
You have to admire how they assert mandates where none exist. Sure wish Dems would do more of that! Senate Republicans are gearing up for a war against the Obama administration’s environmental rules, identifying them as a top target when they take control in January. The GOP sees the midterm elections as a mandate to […]
Yeah, it really IS bad news. If you want a livable planet, that is.
I’m sure it’ll all be fine, and that the state regulators were doing their job. Ha ha, just kidding! WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota, authorities said Friday. North Dakota regulators said a well near Watford City in the western part of the state has […]