Meter Reading: How Valdez Could Affect BP Settlements, Farm to Table to the Capital, and More
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A crane stands on the beach at dawn on the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill on April 20, 2011 in Orange Beach, Alabama.
Exxon Valdez could affect settlement on BP oil spill – “As a federal judge prepares to rule on a proposed settlement related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, attorneys were in his New Orleans courtroom Friday arguing over how to apply a law passed in response to another disaster 20 years earlier — the Exxon Valdez spill” – Fuel Fix
Championing a Farm to Table Movement in Texas — “When Republicans hear a Democrat saying there is “too much regulation, their ears perk up,” State Representative Eddie Rodriguez, a Democrat, said with a smile. Mr. Rodriguez founded the Farm to Table Caucus, the nation’s first bipartisan legislative caucus to focus on advancing the local production of healthy food.” — New York Times
EPA boosts biofuels target amid oil-and-gas industry resistance — “Refiners will be required to blend 1.28 billion gallons of biodiesel — which EPA includes in its definition of “advanced” biofuels — into traditional transportation fuel in 2013, up from 1 billion gallons this year.” — The Hill