Today’s Essential Reads
More than 200 people packed the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Hall Wednesday night to air concerns over a proposed disposal well near several residential properties.
The chances of rogue fractures due to shale gas fracking operations extending beyond 0.6 kilometres from the injection source is a fraction of one percent, according to new research led by Durham University.
Concerned Athens-area citizens gathered at Ohio University Wednesday night to learn more about possible effects the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, could have on the community.
The controversy that has erupted over methane emissions from shale gas production raises a difficult issue that deserves examination in the light of evidence that it might be compounding the global-warming problem.
BP OIL SPILL:
Mobile and Baldwin counties as well as Dauphin Island and Bayou La Batre are included as plaintiffs in a new lawsuit filed against oil giant BP. The hope is that BP settles quickly and these communities get money without having to go to court.
By arresting a former BP engineer Tuesday, federal prosecutors for the first time showed their hand in the Gulf oil spill case, saying they were probing whether BP PLC and its employees broke the law by intentionally lowballing how much oil was spewing from its out-of-control well.
A federal judge on Wednesday said he may grant preliminary approval to billions of dollars in civil claim settlements stemming BP Plc’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
A federal judge said Wednesday that he’s “leaning favorably” toward preliminarily approving BP’s proposed $7.8 billion settlement with Gulf Coast residents and businesses hurt by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and said he will issue a written order “in the next several days.”
The municipal government of Namie, a town which was evacuated due to the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, has set up a whole-body dosimeter at a temporary housing complex here in a bid to promote its own efforts to monitor residents’ health.