Chron Energy Newslinks | 12.03.09 | Viva NIMBY! More tax, less trade says Brookings.

• The domestic drilling backlash intensifies.

• Will Iraq save the world from Peak Oil?

• Cause, scope of North Slope oil spill remain a mystery.

• Russia sets new oil output record in November.

• China’s trade with Africa a boon to United Arab Emirates.

• Trans-Alaska pipeline to cut spending 15 percent, move away from union workers.

• Canadian E&P Talisman cuts 220 jobs.

Petrobras workers stop strike, will get raises.

• Derivatives bill needs to preserve FERC power, says Markey.

$9 million in Enron-related settlement go to Washington utility programs.

Tax ‘cleaner’ than cap-and-trade, says think tank.