Category Archive: Politics and Policies

The compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting the UK’s carbon budgets

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The Committee’s report ‘The compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting the UK’s carbon budgets’ is the result of a new duty under the Infrastructure Act 2015. This duty requires the CCC to advise the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change about the implications of exploitation of onshore petroleum, including shale gas, for …

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Whistleblower: EPA Official Covered Up Methane Leakage Problems Across US Natural Gas Industry

Inspector General has been called by Durham, North Carolina, based group NC Warn to investigate scientific fraud that wasted crucial years in slowing climate crisis while risking safety of workers and communities. NC WARN filed a complaint with the Inspector General of the EPA on June 8, 2016, charging that a high-ranking EPA official connected …

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Wastewater Disposal Wells, Fracking, and Environmental Injustice in Southern Texas

This investigation looked at race and poverty in areas where oil and gas wastewater disposal wells are permitted. Key findings The proportion of people of color living less than 5 kilometers from a disposal well was 1.3 times higher than was the proportion of non-Hispanic Whites. Adjusting for rurality, disposal wells were 2.04 times (95% …

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European Commission adopts energy security package

“The European Commission formally adopted February 16 an energy security package that focuses on security of supply, but also enhances the stability of the European energy market, according to EC vice president Maros Sefcovic, in charge of the energy union project. The package will now be handed over to the European Parliament and European Council …

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Is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) dangerous to our health?

Is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) dangerous to our health? This forthcoming article by Roberto De Vogli and Noemi Renzetti (to be submitted to Epidemiologia & Prevenzione, rivista dell’ Associazione italiana di epidemiologia) explores benefits and disadvantages of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) related to future health conditions in Europe and …

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Oil industry and environmental authority arrange treaty to evaluate potential danger of drilling mud disposal pits in Lower Saxony

Subject: PI 219/2015 Umweltministerium und WEG schließen Vertrag zur Förderung von Untersuchungen von Altlastenverdachtsflächen Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:58:00 +0000 From: Pressestelle (MU) | pressestelle (at) mu.niedersachsen.de Gemeinsame Pressemitteilung des Niedersächsischen Ministeriums für Umwelt, Energie und Klimaschutz und des Wirtschaftsverbands Erdöl und Erdgasgewinnung e.V. (WEG) Umweltministerium und WEG schließen Vertrag zur Förderung von Untersuchungen …

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A Public Health Review of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas Development

This comprehensive review of the existing literature by the highest health authority of the state of New York subsequently led to a ban of high volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) by Governor Cuomo. In conclusion the report says: “The current scientific information is insufficient. Furthermore, it is clear from the existing literature and experience that HVHF …

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