Monthly Archives: February 2011

New Study Reveals the Hazards of Coal

Harvard recently released a new study on coal use, Full Cost Accounting for the Life Cycle of Coal.  It discusses extraction, transport, processing, and combustion of coal, coal’s impact on the world, and the steps that need to be taken to curb … Continue reading

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New Study Shows Possible 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

In a recent article in Energy Policy Journal, researchers from Stanford University and the University of California-Davis claim that in the next 40 years it is possible for the world to move from fossil fuels to renewable, green energy. “There are … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor: Don’t Support Mining Machinery Tax Exemption

One important Senate Bill Sen. George Nodland inadvertently failed to mention in his recent column is Bill 2336. Introduced by local Sen. Rich Wardner, and by Rep. Shirley Meyer, SB 2336 is intended to give new coal mines a sales … Continue reading

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Will New Regulations Really Take Jobs?

Ken Ward Jr.  posted an amazing article on February 2, about the early, leaked results from an EIS report by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. Ward takes an interesting and pragmatic look at what these early results … Continue reading

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Is Fracking Causing Earthquakes in Arkansas?

Residents in Guy, Arkansas have become aware that the ground around them shake on a regular basis, but the explanation for why is still unknown. The New York Times reported that residents in Guy have started to question their relationship … Continue reading

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Plains Justice on Pipelines in the New York Times

Plains Justice staff attorney, Paul Blackburn was able to draw national attention to the lack of transparency in the emergency response system proposal for the Express Pipeline System.  The New York Times ran the story February 4, explaining that Plains Justice … Continue reading

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Live Video of U.S. Senate Hearing on Fracking

LIVE NOW – Link to live footage of today’s EPW Committee hearing available. The Committee will hear testimony about chemicals in drinking water and fracking. http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_id=c8713cf7-802a-23ad-4d51-bd8e2c8a7bd3

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