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26 Sep 2012

SEC requires disclosure of conflict minerals to investors

By Andrew Whitehead | 26 September 2012 Companies that are publicly traded in the U.S. and that manufacture products using any of four so-called “conflict minerals” sourced from Africa will […]

26 Sep 2012

House passes anti-environmental package before recess

The legislation includes many measures already approved by the House that would limit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to curb pollution and protect our natural resources.

25 Sep 2012

Judge dismisses New York’s anti-drilling lawsuit

A federal judge in Brooklyn dismissed a lawsuit on Monday brought by New York state and environmental groups challenging proposed natural gas drilling in the Delaware River basin.

24 Sep 2012

Coal company will pay for fraudulent water discharge reporting

One of Kentucky’s largest surface coal-mining companies has agreed to pay $575,000 in a case that involved thousands of alleged instances of fraudulent or improper water-pollution discharge reports.

24 Sep 2012

U.S. poised to hand over $197 million to another solar panel start-up

A tiny solar company named SoloPower will flip the switch on production at a U.S. factory Thursday, a major step toward allowing it to tap a $197 million government loan guarantee awarded under the same controversial program that supported failed panel maker Solyndra.

24 Sep 2012

U.S. EPA probes possible crimes at Chevron’s Calif. refinery

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating possible criminal violations by Chevron Corp (CVX.N) at its SanFrancisco Bay-area refinery in Richmond, California, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle.

21 Sep 2012

Exclusive: Oil spills in the Arctic of particular concern

Improving oil spill response standards and technology in the Arctic will be an ongoing process that will likely require close cooperation and collaboration among the eight Arctic nations.

21 Sep 2012

Time for the Polar Code: international protection for polar waters

As polar tourism increases more passenger ships are entering polar waters. Also, climate change has resulted in an increased number of shipping lanes in Artic waters. This increased activity means the there is more risk to lives and to the environment in these unique waters.

21 Sep 2012

America’s Arctic action plan

By 2030, it is estimated that the Arctic will experience ice-free conditions each year during the summer. For the eight countries with Arctic borders, this presents new opportunities and potential hazards.

20 Sep 2012

UK lawmakers seek moratorium on Arctic drilling

International governments should seek a moratorium on offshore drilling in the Arctic amid concern an oil spill in the region could cause catastrophic environmental damage, British lawmakers said Thursday.