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Environment Issues

States Taking a Stand Against New EPA Rules

Several U.S. senators proposed legislation to combat the EPA's latest attempt to reduce greenhouse gases at existing power plants...

Obama Seeks to Change the Endangered Species Act

Administration officials hope the planned Endangered Species Act updates may head off some of the long-standing criticism the law infringes on states' rights voiced by Republicans, Western governors and the oil and gas industry...

Shale Revolution Boosts Income around $150 a Year

The fracking revolution has happened incredibly quickly, with natural gas output in the United States increasing by 25 percent in just six years...

Frac Sand Safe Despite What Environmentalists Say

Some environmental activist groups and community organizers contend silica sand mining presents significant threats to human health and the environment. Scientific evidence strongly refutes such claims...

Tesla Becomes the Harbinger of Doom for Utilities

Utilities are losing customers. Tesla Energy already has over 38,000 pre-ordered Powerwall systems...

The Highway Trust Fund Is Almost Insolvent

The Highway Trust fund is running a $13 billion cash flow deficit this year and is expected to exhaust all its money sometime in July unless lawmakers take action...

Could Higher Costs for Water in California Curb Water Waste?

A neighborhood in the epicenter of rain-deprived Southern California pays only $0.002 per gallon for water. Other Californians pay up to three to four times more, but that is still less than a penny per gallon...

Peak Oil Worries Grow With Dependency on the United States And Russia

Excluding Russia and the United States, analysts argue the oil production peak was in February of 2006 and that we are now almost 3,000,000 barrels below that level...

Wind and Solar Facilities Face No Consequences for Killing Millions of Birds

In 2009, Exxon Mobil paid $600,000 for killing 85 birds in five states...

Two Federal Agencies Threatening Water Ways and Property Rights

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers' proposed rule would assert jurisdiction over numerous types of waters, including tributaries, adjacent waters and other waters...


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