Home / Tag Archives: environmentalists

Tag Archives: environmentalists

Green Crowned The Earth’s Champion

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Johnny Green is the new champion for the planet Earth.  Over Memorial Day weekend, Green won a 16-person tournament held just outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to unify the North American Championship, South American Championship, EurAsian Championship, Australian Championship and African Championship. In addition to the title holders putting their belts on the line, ...

Read More »

In reversal, Obama administration to block oil drilling in Atlantic

In reversal, Obama administration to block oil drilling in Atlantic

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major reversal, the Obama administration said Tuesday it will bar oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, a move cheered by environmentalists and consistent with the president’s aggressive steps to deal with climate change. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell made the announcement on Twitter, declaring that the administration’s next five-year offshore drilling plan “protects the Atlantic for ...

Read More »

Israeli prime minister signs landmark gas deal

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signed a landmark deal with U.S. and Israeli gas companies to develop Israel’s offshore gas deposits, despite months of protest by liberal lawmakers and environmentalists. Resource-poor Israel announced the discovery of sizeable offshore natural gas deposits about five years ago, and a partnership made up of Israeli and U.S. companies began extracting ...

Read More »

Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline in win for greens

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in a victory for environmentalists who have campaigned against the project for more than seven years. “The pipeline would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our economy,” Obama told a press conference. He said Keystone XL would not reduce gasoline prices for ...

Read More »

Methane forum attendees differ on ‘hot spot’

FARMINGTON — About 100 environmentalists, former legislators and interested people filled a meeting room in Henderson Hall at San Juan College on Tuesday evening to hear about scientists’ efforts this year to pinpoint sources contributing to high levels of atmospheric methane recently detected over the Four Corners region. The meeting was organized by the Sierra Club and other environmental groups ...

Read More »

DEP: Requests to void Shell’s air permit have been made

Environmental groups have already begun raining on Shell’s parade and have asked the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in Pennsylvania to revoke the company’s air permit for its Beaver County facility. The two groups, Clean Air Council and Environmental Integrity Project have appealed the DEP’s air permit for the potential ethane cracker facility Shell plans to build in Beaver County.  ...

Read More »

Environmentalists question objectivity of firm conducting pipeline study

A group of environmentalists say the engineering firm preparing the environmental impact study for the proposed PennEast pipeline has a conflict of interests because the firm also does work for the natural gas industry. Pasadena, California-based Tetra Tech, which has branches all over the world — including an office in the Twin Stacks Center in Dallas — is performing the ...

Read More »

U.S. to set fracking standards on federal land

WASHINGTON- The Obama administration on Friday is due to unveil rules for oil companies that frack on federal land, included beefed-up safety measures, but won’t likely require strict oversight as environmental groups want, according to sources. The standards have been in the works for more than three years and gone through several drafts with environmentalists and the energy industry fighting ...

Read More »