Oil industry consultant David Blackmon says the new Ceres report on Texas water use focuses on the oil and gas industry for ideological reasons. Anyone interested in really addressing this state’s looming water issues in any real way should focus their attention elsewhere, he says.
Oil industry lobbyists are making a last-ditch appeal to the Obama administration to soften looming new limits for sulfur in gasoline, warning that without changes, the mandates could send fuel costs up and force some refineries offline.
Requiring the use of carbon capture and sequestration technologies at coal-fired power plants could increase the wholesale price of electricity between 70 percent and 80 percent, an Energy Department official said.
Biofuels consumption will increase by more than 57 percent over the next decade, but the proportion that comes from ethanol is likely to decline, according to new projections from market research firm Navigant Research.
The consulting firm that wrote a largely favorable environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline disclosed to the State Department work it did that led to allegations of a conflict of interest after it won the contract, according to newly released documents.
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