Pointing to instances of businesses and communities “feeling the pinch,” the coalition takes issue with Gov. Wolf’s recent proclamation that “the industry is showing no signs of slowing down.” MSC asserts that in moving forward with plans to increase Pennsylvania ’s energy tax rate to the nation’s highest, the governor and his administration “remain disconnected from market realities and the negative impact even higher energy taxes would have on job creation, capital investments and consumers across the commonwealth.”
Groups argue Jon Husted shouldn’t have invalidated anti-fracking ballot issue. Residents in three Ohio counties, including Medina, where Secretary of State Jon Husted invalidated anti-fracking ballot issues this fall argued in a court filing Tuesday that voters, not the elections chief, should decide the substance of such issues. Associated Press. 2 September 2015.
Five Chinese naval vessels have been spotted off the coast of Alaska, demonstrating Beijing’s growing presence in international waters considerably beyond its own shores. The Pentagon confirmed the ships were sailing in international waters in the..
Texas farmers brace for new Clean Water rule. Texas farmers and ranchers say they’ve been given little guidance and aren’t sure what to expect as new federal regulations protecting drinking water supplies kick in. Texas Tribune, Texas. 2 September 2015.
Here’s how many of Japan’s idle nuclear plants are likely to reopen. Japan’s nuclear power industry continues to suffer long after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Vice News, VICE News. 2 September 2015.
University of Tulsa cleaning up small radiation spill at research campus. The University of Tulsa is working to clean up what it is calling a minor spill of a radioactive chemical on its research campus and is having 21 people who may have been exposed to the cesium-137 undergo medical checks, school officials said on Tuesday. Reuters. 2 September 2015.
Many people are looking for ways to save a little extra money where ever they can, especially on the energy bill. Wind energy is prevalent in Iowa, but solar energy is growing in popularity. “They don’t have to worry about as much maintenance as…
The impacts of geomagnetic storms are strongest at high latitudes near the poles. As such, there was previously little concern that solar activity could lead to blackouts in lower latitudes near the equator. Now, scientists find that so-called interplanetary shocks — gusts of solar wind — can trigger damaging geomagnetically induced currents even in equatorial regions.