Archive for: May, 2010

Environmental Exemptions for 49 Gulf Drilling Projects Challenged in Court

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, May 29, 2010 (ENS) – The Center for Biological Diversity Thursday filed a lawsuit against Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the Minerals Management Service to strike down the agency’s exemption of...

 

Oil Spill: ‘Top Kill’ Fails to Plug the Broken Well

Oil Spill: ‘Top Kill’ Fails to Plug the Broken Well

Oil Spill: ‘Top Kill’ Fails to Plug the Broken Well ROBERT, Louisiana, May 29, 2010 (ENS) – BP’s “top kill” operations to stop the flow of oil from the broken Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the...

 

Oil Spill: Top Kill Continues, Obama Promises Gulf ‘Justice Will Be Done’

Oil Spill: Top Kill Continues, Obama Promises Gulf ‘Justice Will Be Done’

Oil Spill: Top Kill Continues, Obama Promises Gulf ‘Justice Will Be Done’ GRANDE ISLE, Louisiana, May 28, 2010 (ENS) – BP’s “top kill” attempt to shut down the leaking Deepwater Horizon oil well...

 

EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard in the Legal Crosshairs

EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard in the Legal Crosshairs WASHINGTON, DC, May 25, 2010 (ENS) – Friends of the Earth today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals seeking review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s...

 

INTERPOL, U.S. EPA and 20 Countries Target Illegal E-Waste Trade

INTERPOL, U.S. EPA and 20 Countries Target Illegal E-Waste Trade ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, May 27, 2010 (ENS) – Identifying and implementing a worldwide strategy to combat the illegal traffic in electronic waste was the focus...

 

DiCaprio and WWF Launch Campaign to Save Tigers Now

DiCaprio and WWF Launch Campaign to Save Tigers Now

DiCaprio and WWF Launch Campaign to Save Tigers Now WASHINGTON, DC, May 27, 2010 (ENS) – Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has joined with WWF-US in a new global campaign to save endangered tigers. With only...

 

Australia Hauls Japan into International Court Over Whaling

Australia Hauls Japan into International Court Over Whaling

Australia Hauls Japan into International Court Over Whaling CANBERRA, Australia, May 28, 2010 (ENS) – Australia will initiate legal action in the International Court of Justice in The Hague against Japan’s so-called “scientific”...

 

Obama Restricts Oil Drilling in Alaska, East Coast, Gulf of Mexico

Obama Restricts Oil Drilling in Alaska, East Coast, Gulf of Mexico

Obama Restricts Oil Drilling in Alaska, East Coast, Gulf of Mexico WASHINGTON, DC, May 27, 2010 (ENS) – In view of the ongoing oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama today extended for another six...

 

EPA and Texas in Power Struggle Over Air Pollution Permits

EPA and Texas in Power Struggle Over Air Pollution Permits AUSTIN, Texas, May 26, 2010 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken over the operating permit of a Corpus Christi refinery, saying the state-issued...

 

Ecuador Oil Contamination Spawns Turmoil at Chevron Annual Meeting

Ecuador Oil Contamination Spawns Turmoil at Chevron Annual Meeting

Ecuador Oil Contamination Spawns Turmoil at Chevron Annual Meeting HOUSTON, Texas, May 26, 2010 (ENS) – At Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting here today Mariana Jimenez, 71, from Ecuador told company officials and...

 

BP Begins ‘Top Kill’ to Stop Oil Flow from Broken Well

BP Begins ‘Top Kill’ to Stop Oil Flow from Broken Well HOUSTON, Texas, May 26, 2010 (ENS) – BP started the “top kill” operations today to stop the flow of oil from the damaged Deepwater Horizon wellhead...

 

New Global Alliance Formed to Undercut Illegal Logging

New Global Alliance Formed to Undercut Illegal Logging

New Global Alliance Formed to Undercut Illegal Logging WASHINGTON, DC, May 26, 2010 (ENS) – To reduce trade in illegally harvested wood, a global initiative was launched today in Washington that brings together conservation...

 

Biodiversity Day Brings Australian Bird Sanctuary, European Bird Alarm Bell

Biodiversity Day Brings Australian Bird Sanctuary, European Bird Alarm Bell

Biodiversity Day Brings Australian Bird Sanctuary, European Bird Alarm Bell BOWRA STATION, Queensland, Australia, May 25, 2010 (ENS) – A world-famous bird watching property in Queensland has just been added to Australia’s...

 

Lawsuit Seeks Habitat Protection for Endangered Atlantic Right Whale

Lawsuit Seeks Habitat Protection for Endangered Atlantic Right Whale

Lawsuit Seeks Habitat Protection for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale BOSTON, Massachusetts, May 25, 2010 (ENS) – Conservationists seeking to block oil drilling off the U.S. Atlantic coast today filed a lawsuit asking...

 

Government Workers Tasked With Gulf Oil Industry Oversight Accepted Gifts

Government Workers Tasked With Gulf Oil Industry Oversight Accepted Gifts

Government Workers Tasked With Gulf Oil Industry Oversight Accepted Gifts WASHINGTON, DC, May 25, 2010 (ENS) – Staffers in the the Lake Charles, Louisiana district office of the Minerals Management Service accepted sport...

 

BP Will Try to Kill the Broken Oil Well on Wednesday

BP Will Try to Kill the Broken Oil Well on Wednesday

BP Will Try to Kill the Broken Oil Well on Wednesday ROBERT, Louisiana, May 24, 2010 (ENS) – BP is planning to pump mud and cement down the broken Deepwater Horizon oil well on Wednesday in an operation called a “top...

 

French Firm Wins $2 Billion Loan Guarantee for Idaho Enrichment Plant

French Firm Wins $2 Billion Loan Guarantee for Idaho Enrichment Plant WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2010 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy has approved a $2 billion loan guarantee for French state-owned nuclear power developer...

 

Russia, Iran Big Cat Swap Raises Questions

Russia, Iran Big Cat Swap Raises Questions

Russia, Iran Big Cat Swap Raises Questions By Sam Khosravifard TEHRAN, Iran, May 24, 2010 (ENS) – The exchange of two Persian leopards from Iran with two Siberian tigers from Russia is part of an ambitious scheme to revive...

 

BP Commits $500 Million to Gulf Oil Spill Research

BP Commits $500 Million to Gulf Oil Spill Research HOUSTON, Texas, May 24, 2010 (ENS) – BP today announced a commitment of up to $500 million over 10 years to an open research program studying the impact of the Deepwater...

 

Obama Limits Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Heavy Trucks, Buses

Obama Limits Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Heavy Trucks, Buses

Obama Limits Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Heavy Trucks, Buses WASHINGTON, DC, May 21, 2010 (ENS) – Greenhouse gas emissions from medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks and buses will be regulated by the federal government for the...

 
 
 
 

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