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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Safety equipment that Shell Oil volunteered to put into place for drilling off the coast of Alaska is complicating the company's quest to reach oil-bearing rock during the short open-water drilling season this year.

PBS Climate Change Segment Draws Sharp Criticism
Former EPA Head Dies At 92
Coal Company Closing 8 Mines, Laying Off 10 Percent Of Work Force
BPA Linked With Kids' Obesity
Casey Affleck: Most Cows Are Dehorned And That's Shockingly Inhumane
Robert L. Cavnar: Of Ice, Whales, and Lack of Leadership
Before the 2010 election, the House, under Democratic control, attempted to raise the liability cap. When the Republicans took over in January of 2011, that effort died a swift death. No legislative action to improve drilling safety or enact comprehensive policy has been taken. None.
Steven Cohen: The Presidential Politics of Climate and Energy
The idea that climate science is continuing to be challenged by the fossil-fuel industry and its political beneficiaries is no longer news, but the credence given to these fringe views is scary.
Marcia G. Yerman: Bad Air Makes Bad Neighbors: Cross-State Air Rule Cut Down
It happened again. On August 21, legislation put into play by the Environmental Protection Agency was cut off at the knees.
Dot Harris: Developing Minorities in STEM
Ensuring America's competitiveness depends on making sure that Latinos have the education they need to advance their careers. This is why the Energy Department is focused on ways we can help encourage more Latinos to get involved in growing STEM fields.
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.: Buyer Beware
In July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally banned the use of BPA in baby bottles and children's drinking cups. Good news, to be sure, but why must we wait to have this likely carcinogen eliminated from our dietary supply entirely?

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