Meter Reading: Chesapeake Pulls Back on Gas, Why Enviro Groups are Going After Dispersants, and More
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A fishing boat spreads an oil dispersant over an oil slick on May 7, 2010 as a part of cleanup operations after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Natural gas leader cuts way back – “Chesapeake Energy Corp., which calls itself “America’s Champion of Natural Gas,” said Tuesday it is basically giving up on gas drilling this year, adding to an industry-wide retreat from what had been deemed by many to be the fuel of the future.” – San Antonio Express-News
Environmental groups sue EPA for stronger dispersant rules – “Environmental groups are suing to force the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a rule on the use of oil dispersants, arguing that current rules do not meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act.” – Fuel Fix
Michael Bloomberg and Michael Brune Talk About Beyond Coal for the Sierra Club – ”In 2011 New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave $50 million to the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal program. A year later, has the money made the difference in the fight against coal? TIME’s Bryan Walsh spoke to Bloomberg to find out—and got his views on everything from the Presidential election to the NRA.” – TIME