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The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles is at least the fourth proposed class-action against Plains since the May 19 spill blackened beaches and spread oil at least 100 miles. Beaches and campgrounds were closed, fishing was prohibited nearby, and nearly 300 dead marine mammals and birds have been found.
The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles is at least the fourth proposed class-action against Plains since the May 19 spill blackened beaches and spread oil at least 100 miles.
Lawmakers voted 247-180 to support a bill allowing states to opt out of the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants if the state’s governor determines it would cause significant rate hikes for electricity or harm reliability of service.
The 2007 renewable fuels law was intended to address global warming, reduce dependence on foreign oil and bolster the rural economy by requiring a steady increase in the overall amount of renewable fuels such as ethanol blended into gasoline over time.
Plains All American workers at the site near Santa Barbara were contending with “immediate demands and distractions” and couldn’t be reached by Plains personnel based in Bakersfield, documents said. One of the workers, along with firefighters, used shovels to try to construct a makeshift berm to slow the oil’s spread.
Chris Michel, senior vice president for global human resources at corporate parent Exterran Holdings Inc., wrote state officials that the Broussard plant will remain open at least until either November or December, when the second round of layoffs is expected.
The stay issued Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl means new rules for the practice of hydraulic fracturing on federal lands now won’t take effect until at least mid-August.
Energy efficiency experts who were shown the study say the authors’ broad conclusions about energy efficiency in general aren’t justified after a study of a single program in a single state focused only on low-income households.
Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. is working on a repair for a small crude oil leak found in a buried section of the trans-Alaska pipeline, but for now an employee is tending to the leak with a rag.
Spectra Energy was cited during the 2011 inspection for three violations, including failure to inspect sections of pipe for corrosion, and was required to pay a civil penalty of $134,500, according to reports by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.