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On 5th Anniversary Week of BP Disaster -- Another Oil Industry Trick to Keep America Addicted to Oil 23.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
On this fifth anniversary week of the disastrous BP oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico, it becomes clearer and clearer that oil spills are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to damage the oil industry is doing to our one and only planet. The Gulf -- and its economy -- is still recovering from the BP catastrophe that shot over 200 million gallons of oil into this critical and fragile eco-system. It caused unfathomable damage to wildlife, fisheries, the coast-line, and tourist driven economy of the region. BP Chairman Jack Gerard declared the event a "rare incident", even though, as Americans United for Change explained in a TV spot earlier this week, there are a reported 14,000 oil spills reported each year in the United States. And let's recall that the immediate damage to our environment pales in comparison to the long -term damage being done by the daily discharge of massive quantities of greenhouse gases that result from the uses of most oil based products. You might ask yourself, if these oil ...
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On 5th Anniversary Week of BP Disaster - Another Oil Industry Trick to Keep America Addicted to Oil 23.4.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
On this fifth anniversary week of the disastrous BP oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico, it becomes clearer and clearer that oil spills are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to damage the oil industry is doing to our one and only planet. The Gulf - and its economy - is still recovering from the BP catastrophe that shot over 200 million gallons of oil into this critical and fragile eco-system. It caused unfathomable damage to wildlife, fisheries, the coast-line, and tourist driven economy of the region. BP Chairman Jack Gerard declared the event a "rare incident", even though, as Americans United for Change explained in a TV spot earlier this week, there are a reported 14,000 oil spills reported each year in the United States. And let's recall that the immediate damage to our environment pales in comparison to the long -term damage being done by the daily discharge of massive quantities of greenhouse gases that result from the uses of most oil based products. You might ask yourself, if these oil ...
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Conference in Ohio to Discuss Algal Toxins, But Effects of Changing Climate Should Also Be on the Agenda 17.4.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Samantha Williams, Staff Attorney, Chicago: Can you imagine not being able to drink water from your own sink for three days, instead having to get it from a nearby fire station because it is unsafe? Last summer Toledo residents didn't have to imagine this nightmare,...
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ESA Policy News April 15: California orders new water restrictions, EPA moves to protect pollinators, NOAA initiates algal bloom ‘early warning system’ 16.4.2015 EcoTone
ESA Policy News April 15: California orders new water restrictions, EPA moves to protect pollinators, NOAA initiates algal bloom ‘early warning system’
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The Mucky Mississippi: Algae Pollution Case Back in District Court 9.4.2015 NRDC: News/Media Center Feed
CHICAGO (April 8, 2015) - A suit to force the Environmental Protection Agency to put limits on nutrient pollution dumped into the Mississippi River was sent back to District Court yesterday.
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Gulf Dead Zone pollution case: EPA can't dodge court scrutiny or the Clean Water Act 9.4.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Ann Alexander, Senior Attorney, Chicago: The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit yesterday delivered a ruling in our lawsuit against EPA challenging its refusal to make a decision about how to address the algae pollution plaguing our nation's waterways. The court rejected EPA's...
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Early warning system to detect algal blooms being launched by EPA 8.4.2015 Environmental News Network
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it is developing an early warning indicator system using historical and current satellite data to detect algal blooms. EPA researchers will develop a mobile app to inform water quality managers of changes in water quality using satellite data on cyanobacteria algal blooms from three partnering agencies-- NASA, NOAA, and the U.S. Geological Survey. The multi-agency project will create a reliable, standard method for identifying cyanobacteria blooms in U.S. freshwater lakes and reservoirs using ocean color satellite data. Several satellite data sets will be evaluated against environmental data collected from these water bodies, which allows for more frequent observations over broader areas than can be achieved by taking traditional water samples. 
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Incredible Images of Algal Blooms Taken From Space 8.4.2015 Wired Top Stories
Algae can be beautiful, but it also poses a threat to freshwater systems. Now, images from satellites are helping to prevent dangerous accumulations of the ...
Adding Minnesota jobs without hurting water quality 8.4.2015 Star Tribune: Editorials
Biofuels deal balances economic growth, environmental interests.
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US safety board: Oil train tank cars need urgent upgrades 7.4.2015 Philly.com News
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Fuel-hauling tank cars need safety upgrades to keep fires from spreading after train derailments, and the public can't wait another decade for the improvements as the industry suggests, U.S. safety officials said.
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Biorefinery Plant Tied to Lynn Tilton Up for Sale 7.4.2015 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The remains of an Energy Department-backed biorefinery plant in Maine formerly owned by embattled private-equity chief Lynn Tilton will go on the auction block later this month.
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US safety board says oil train tank cars need urgent upgrades to protect against fires 7.4.2015 Star Tribune: Business
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US safety board: Oil train tank cars need urgent upgrades 7.4.2015 AP Washington
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Tank cars carrying oil or ethanol by rail urgently need to be retrofitted or replaced to make them more fire-resistant after a spate of explosive accidents in recent months revealed the shortcomings of voluntary industry standards, U.S. safety officials said Monday....
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US safety board: Oil train tank cars need urgent upgrades 7.4.2015 Yahoo: US National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Tank cars carrying oil or ethanol by rail urgently need to be retrofitted to make them more fire-resistant after a spate of explosive accidents in recent months revealed the shortcomings of industry-backed safety standards, U.S. officials said Monday.
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Natural prairies replaced with corn and soy following biofuel law 3.4.2015 TreeHugger
New research suggests that grasslands are losing out to biofuel crops.
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Governor signs new regulations for some Ohio farmers in plan to reduce Lake Erie algae 3.4.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Ohio governor signs new rules to help reduce Lake Erie algae 3.4.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
OREGON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor has put in place new rules that should help cut down on the pollutants feeding the algae in Lake Erie.
Plowing prairies for grains 2.4.2015 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
Clearing grasslands to make way for biofuels may seem counterproductive, but University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers show in a study today (April 2, 2015) that crops, including the corn and soy commonly used for biofuels, expanded onto 7 million acres of new land in the U.S. over a recent four-year period, replacing millions of acres of grasslands.
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Plowing prairies for grains 2.4.2015 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
Clearing grasslands to make way for biofuels may seem counterproductive, but University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers show in a study today (April 2, 2015) that crops, including the corn and soy commonly used for biofuels, expanded onto 7 million acres of new land in the U.S. over a recent four-year period, replacing millions of acres of grasslands.
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Plowing prairies for grains 2.4.2015 Environmental News Network
Clearing grasslands to make way for biofuels may seem counterproductive, but University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers show in a study today (April 2, 2015) that crops, including the corn and soy commonly used for biofuels, expanded onto 7 million acres of new land in the U.S. over a recent four-year period, replacing millions of acres of grasslands.
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