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Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would not cause major environmental damage, officials said today. Wind projects off the coasts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and New Jersey are being studied. The Mid-Atlantic lease proposal follows the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts that was given the go-ahead in 2010 after 9 years of federal review."No developer should have to wait nine or 10 years," for approval, Salazar said. The response from the developers was "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"


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A settlement reached with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act will require Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) to invest about $300 million in pollution control technology, pay a civil penalty of $1.2 million, and spend $6 million on environmental mitigation projects.

WPS will raise their rates to customers to cover the penalties.

Posted 684 days ago.


Leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Friday called on the Department of the Interior to investigate whether coal companies are understating the value of coal mined on federal and tribal lands to avoid paying full royalties. The committee's new chairman, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and ranking member Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Ala.) in a bipartisan letter cited a Dec. 4 Reuters report that alleged coal producers are valuing coal mined at low domestic prices, selling that coal to affiliated trading firms at those prices to avoid paying royalties, and then selling the coal overseas at a much higher price, which is not always reflected in royalty payments. Let me see ….So I guess we don’t want to burn coal but we want to keep mining it and ship it overseas so someone else burns it and we still make money.

Posted 684 days ago.

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