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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Apr 10, 2010 Mines avoid crackdowns by challenging safety citations
QUOTE: By contesting the citations, the 32 mines were able to avoid falling into a "potential pattern of violation" category, which would have brought closer scrutiny and moved regulators a step closer to the ability to restrict or shut down operations.
Washington Post Apr 07, 2010 West Virginia mine has been cited for myriad safety violations
QUOTE: The West Virginia mine where at least 25 workers died Monday in an explosion was written up more than 50 times last month for safety violations. Twelve of the citations involved problems with ventilating the mine and preventing a buildup of deadly methane.
Washington Post Oct 08, 2007 Nuclear Power Primed for Comeback: Demand, Subsidies Spur U.S. Utilities
QUOTE: Many environmental groups, torn between concern about climate and long-standing antipathy toward nuclear power, are seizing on the cost issue. "We're not an anti-nuclear group," says Jeremy Symons, executive director of the global warming program at the National Wildlife Federation. "But it doesn't make sense for the government to be investing in nuclear when the money could be put into renewables and energy efficiency."
Washington Post Jul 31, 2007 Firm Applies To Expand Nuclear Plant In Maryland
QUOTE: The filing marked another small step toward a resurgence of the nuclear power industry… [But] Thanks to concerns about emissions of global-warming gases, opposition has been mounting against coal-fired power plants.
Washington Post Jul 15, 2007 Climate Change Debate Hinges On Economics: Lawmakers Doubt Voters Would Fund Big Carbon Cuts
QUOTE: Energy and climate experts say the world already possesses the technological know-how for trimming greenhouse gas emissions...[but] Because of the enormous cost of addressing global warming, the energy legislation considered by Congress so far will make barely a dent in the problem.
Washington Post May 14, 2007 Federal Loans for Coal Plants Clash With Carbon Cuts
QUOTE: A Depression-era program to bring electricity to rural areas is using taxpayer money to provide billions of dollars in low-interest loans to build coal plants even as Congress seeks ways to limit greenhouse gas emissions....The beneficiaries of the government's largesse -- the nation's rural electric cooperatives -- plan to spend $35 billion to build conventional coal plants over the next 10 years.
Washington Post Jan 30, 2007 Nuclear Agency: Air Defenses Impractical
QUOTE: Federal regulators plunged into an energy and national security controversy yesterday by ruling that the nation's 103 nuclear power plants do not need to protect themselves from potential attacks by terrorists using airplanes....."I am disappointed," said Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.). The NRC decision "reflects an inadequate, industry-influenced approach that sacrifices security in favor of corporate profits."
Washington Post Sep 28, 2006 Warming Trend Is Hatching a Business
QUOTE: U.S. governors, impatient with federal inaction on global warming, are taking matters iU.S. governors, impatient with federal inaction on global warming, are taking matters into their own hands....So the state leaders are modeling their efforts on the European Union, which has turned limits on greenhouse gas emissions into a multibillion-dollar worldwide industry.
Washington Post Jun 15, 2006 The New Drilling Battle: High Energy Prices Spur Fresh Debate on Offshore Moratorium
QUOTE: More than a mile beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico lies a tract of sea floor that is bigger than New Jersey and that oil and gas companies believe holds a trove of natural gas and a measure of salvation for corporate and residential consumers. But the area, three-quarters of which is closed to development, also lies at the center of a fight in Congress over the future of offshore drilling, with billions of dollars at stake. The battle lines pit Republicans against Republicans, Democrats against Democrats, and industry against environmentalists.
Washington Post Jun 02, 2006 U.S., Alaska Want $92 Million More From Exxon: Oil From Valdez Spill Remains, They Say
QUOTE: The Justice Department and the state of Alaska have asked Exxon Mobil Corp. to pay an additional $92 million to help repair damage caused by lingering quantities of oil that continues to sully the waters in Alaska's Prince William Sound where the Exxon Valdez tanker crashed in 1989.
Washington Post May 06, 2006 Congress Tells FTC to Define Price Gouging
QUOTE: "One of the problems with price gouging is that there are a lot of different definitions of what price gouging is," said Jeffrey Schmidt, director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition. "It's not as though there's a consensus view."....But price gouging is something that usually involves one company or outlet taking advantage of temporary market conditions to charge an exorbitant price.
Washington Post May 02, 2006 Bolivia Nationalizes Natural Gas: Troops Deployed In Move to Block Foreign Influence
QUOTE: Bolivian President Evo Morales seized control of the country's natural gas industry Monday, sending soldiers to occupy fields that he contends private companies have plundered for years.
Washington Post Apr 28, 2006 Profits, Prices Spur Oil Outrage: Exxon Mobil Posts First-Quarter Rise
QUOTE: Exxon Mobil Corp. reported $8.4 billion in first-quarter profit yesterday, as members of Congress outraged over high gasoline prices hastened to propose measures that would boost taxes on oil firms, open new areas to drilling and provide rebates to taxpayers but would not necessarily alter prices at the pumps.
Washington Post Apr 26, 2006 Bush Calls For Probe Of Rising Gas Prices
QUOTE: Under pressure from GOP leaders, Bush is taking a tough public line with the U.S. oil companies that are recording record profits and paying hefty salaries and retirement packages to executives.
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