The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

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Pacific Northwest's Salish Sea Eyed as Fossil Fuel Gateway
Trains loaded with crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale formation rumble past the outfield bleachers of the Seattle Mariners' baseball stadium several times a week. From there, the trains head north, their cargo destined for multiple refineries in Washington State.   The traffic is new: Just three years ago, no oil trains were coming to Washington. Bakken crude is...
May 9, 2014 11:15 AM ET
Small Alaska Town Eyes Big Waves to Power Economy
The big waves that crash ashore near Yakutat, Alaska, earned the tiny Gulf of Alaska town a spot on a National Geographic Traveler “bucket list” as a surfing destination – but nobody believes chilly hordes toting boards can cure Yakutat’s ailing economy. Waves, however, might still hold the key, by delivering it from sky-high electricity prices.   Yakutat, some...
May 7, 2014 5:00 PM ET
Can Senate Force Approval of Keystone Pipeline?
  Can a group of U.S. senators really bypass the Obama administration and force approval of the controversial and long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline?   “The review process has been thorough,” said Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who introduced a bill to approve the pipeline with Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) last week. “The five studies that have been conducted,...
May 6, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Scientists Warn of Quake Risk From Fracking Operations
Underground disposal of wastewater from fracking may pose a much greater risk of causing dangerous earthquakes than previously believed, particularly in areas of the U.S. Southwest and Midwest where earthquake faults have not been mapped extensively, seismology researchers said at a conference Thursday.   Worse yet, scientists are not yet able to predict which...
May 2, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Oil Train Derails in Lynchburg, Virginia
A train carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Virginia, sending flames and black plumes of smoke into the air near a railside eatery and pedestrian waterfront along the James River. Approximately 15 cars were involved in the derailment of the train, which was en route from Chicago to Virginia, according to the train's operator, CSX. ...
May 1, 2014 11:45 AM ET

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