June 27, 2016

Scientists Send Coral Reef Plea to Australia

Scientists sent a letter on Saturday urging Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to take additional steps to protect the Great Barrier Reef and curb the nation's reliance on fossil fuels, the Associated Press reports.

June 24, 2016

Power Output in Alberta Oil Sands Near Pre-Fire Levels

The amount of power generated by cogeneration plants around the Alberta town of Fort McMurray have nearly returned to the levels seen before devastating  wildfires forced mass evacuations in the area and oil sands facilities to shut down, Reuters reports.

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June 20, 2016

As Wind Power Lifts Wyoming’s Fortunes, Coal Miners Are Left in the Dust

In the Wyoming city of Gillette, coal mines are struggling and frustrated coal workers are leaving. But to the southwest, wind power is emerging as a new source of energy and jobs for the state, the New York Times reports.

"Coal is hurting, but wind power is our bright spot on the horizon," said Cindy Wallace, the director of the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation.

Oil Bust Leaves States with Massive Well Cleanup

Texas is on the hook for plugging nearly 10,000 abandoned oil and gas wells, a feat that is slated to cost about $165,000 million, the Associated Press reports. But the state is experiencing a major oil bust and doesn't currently have the money to accomplish this task, so its turning to taxpayer to help.

June 17, 2016

13 State AGs Pen Letter Calling for End to Climate Change Probe

Attorneys general from 13 states recently signed an open letter calling on law officials in other states to stop pursuing investigations into companies over climate change, FuelFix reports.

"We all understand the need for a healthy environment, but we represent a wide range of viewpoints regarding the extent to which man contributes to climate change and the costs and benefits of any proposed fix," the attorneys general wrote in the letter published Thursday. "Nevertheless, we agree on at least one thing—this is not a question for the courts."

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