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Report On Oil, Gas Leases Shows Flaws That Must Be Fixed

Last December, the Bureau of Land Management auctioned off for drilling some of America's most spectacular wilderness landscapes.

 

Remote country dominated by towering cliffs and serpentine slickrock canyons right on the doorstep of Canyonlands and Arches national parks and Dinosaur National Monument, popular recreation areas bordering the famous Monitor and Merrimac buttes north of Moab and lands that the BLM itself found to have wilderness value -- all were going to be handed over to oil companies who are already sitting idly on nearly 4 million acres of leased public lands.

 

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

 

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'Whoops' Looking to Get Back in Nuclear Power Game

The utility synonymous with the collapse of the nuclear power industry, a consortium of utilities in the Pacific Northwest once known as "Whoops," wants back in the game.

 

Though many blame the demise of the industry on the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island, the financial meltdown of the Washington Public Power Supply System - WPPSS - became the poster child for all that went wrong.

 

Source: The Bellingham Herald

 

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Pew Finds Clean Energy Economy Generates Significant Job Growth

The number of jobs in America’s emerging clean energy economy grew nearly two and a half times faster than overall jobs between 1998 and 2007, according to a report released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew developed a clear, data-driven definition of the clean energy economy and conducted the first-ever hard count across all 50 states of the actual jobs, companies and venture capital investments that supply the growing market demand for environmentally friendly products and services.

 

Source: Pew

 

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Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant First in the U.S. to Recycle Nutrients into Commercial Fertilizer

Wednesday June, 10 is the opening of the first commercial facility in the United States to incorporate new technology that recovers phosphorus and other nutrients from wastewater and recycles them into environmentally-safe premium-quality commercial fertilizer. It’s a public/private partnership jointly owned and operated by Clean Water Services, a water resource management utility serving more than 500,000 customers in urban Washington County west of Portland, and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

Source: Clean Water Services, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.

 

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