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Mass. district attorney drops charges on coal protesters, says sympathetic to their aim

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ Bristol County District Attorney Samuel Sutter announced on Monday that he was dropping the serious charges on two environmental activists who anchored their lobster boat in order to block coal shipments from reaching Brayton Power Plant in Somerset, Massachusetts this May. As an act of civil disobedience, Jay O’Hara and Ken Ward dropped their 200-pound anchor ...

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Beer run: Anheuser-Busch to replace Houston diesel truck fleet with CNG

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ Anheuser-Busch announced on Thursday that it will be replacing its 66 diesel trucks in Houston to compressed natural gas (CNG). Houston will be the first location where the Budweiser brewer will run an entire brewery fleet on CNG. Senior Director of Anheuser-Busch Transportation James Sembrot explained, ““Houston is a strategic choice due to the central location to ...

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Gas interests silent at EPA carbon pollution hearings

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Anya Litvak and Madeline R. Conway | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette An industry that has become ubiquitous on Pittsburgh’s energy scene — and one that might stand to benefit most from proposed carbon pollution standards — was conspicuously missing from two days of hearings and protests on the federal proposal. Natural gas companies and their trade groups sat out the Environmental Protection ...

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Carbon captured from power plants potential key to future oil production

Chuck Raasch | The St. Louis Post-Dispatch WASHINGTON — A new $1 billion Texas project to capture carbon dioxide from a coal-burning power plant and use it to extract hard-to-get oil out of existing wells may be a breakthrough that a coalition of energy, technological and environmental interests has been looking for. If successful, the project could have a long-term ...

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Australia repeals maligned 2-year-old carbon tax

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation’s worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it. The Senate voted 39 to 32 to axe the 24.15 Australian dollar ($22.60) tax per metric ton of carbon dioxide that was introduced by ...

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A Win for Carbon Capture at NRG Coal Plant in Texas

Jared Anderson | Breaking Energy Carbon capture has been slow to fulfil the hopes held for it by a wide range of powerful energy policy players – from the Natural Resources Defense Council to the International Energy Agency – who see the technology as crucial in the fight against global warming. But its prospects in the United States got a ...

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Exclusive: U.S. energy venture says its refineries would produce export-ready fuel

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By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Quantum Energy Inc <QEGY.PK>, a U.S. energy venture, intends to build a network of “micro refineries” that would produce fuel fit for export, an executive said on Friday. The Williston, North Dakota, enterprise plans to build five “micro refineries” near railheads that would house facilities to strip natural gas, refine liquid fuels and recapture carbon ...

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GOP governors: EPA carbon dioxide rules job killer

Ramit Plushnick-Masti | The Associated Press HOUSTON  — Republican governors from oil-and-gas rich states said Monday that new federal rules designed to cut global warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030 will kill jobs and growth. Texas Gov. Rick Perry hosted Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple in Houston. Mead, whose state produces the most coal ...

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Editorial: Cutting CO2 emissions the right thing to do

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The American News (Aberdeen, S.D.) Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules that will force South Dakota utilities to decrease their total carbon dioxide emissions by 35 percent by 2030. Fifteen years, 35 percent. Certainly, this is something that can be done — for both the health of our environment and our own health. However, despite ...

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