Month: October 2011

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  • October
    21 2011

    U.S. Senate Passes Bill on Pipeline Regulation After Months of Holdup

    According to reports, a bill which tightens federal safety regulations over oil and gas pipelines passed through the senate on October 17, 2011. However, sources say the bill was allowed to proceed after a Republican senator dropped his opposition to the proposed measure. Reportedly, the bill is a legislative attempt to fill gaps in federal […]

  • October
    08 2011

    Wildfires and Drought Cause Texas Agriculture Industry Suffer in 2011

    According to reports, during 2011 Texas wildfires burned thousands of miles of fencing, over 1,500 heads of livestock, and sections of pasture nearly twice as long as Delaware. Sources say the states agriculture sector was already suffering from the effects of a crippling drought and now is dealing with wildfires on a daily basis. According […]

  • October
    06 2011

    Heated Debate Surrounds Pipeline Project Stretching from Canada to Port Arthur, Texas

    On September 26, 2011, the city of Port Arthur, Texas hosted a state public hearing to discuss Key Stone XL which is a project to create a crude pipeline system which stretches from Canada to Texas. Sources say the 1,700 mile pipeline project will connect the tar sands of Alberta, Canada to refineries in Port […]

  • October
    05 2011

    Personal Injury Claims Arising from Chemical Dispersant Exposure Can Proceed

    Several companies involved with the use of chemical dispersants known as Corexit have been denied their motion for immunity from potentially thousands of personal injury lawsuits stemming from the use of Corexit after the BP Gulf oil spill of 2010. Sources say that during the oil spill cleanup effort unprecedented amounts of Corexit were used […]