The Endangered Species Act has wreaked havoc for decades on rural communities, but a newly filed lawsuit could force San Francisco urbanites like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to share their pain.
Thanks to a $1.6 billion green energy loan, pilots are being blinded by glare as they fly over the Mojave Desert. It’s a safety hazard involving more than 40 million airplane passengers a year. The culprit is the Ivanpah solar energy project.
The Transportation Department’s proposed rules to improve railcar safety could lead to a shortage of cars, a development that could hinder the transport of domestic oil, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The West’s major oil companies have been seamlessly sidestepping sanctions imposed on Russia by the U.S. and European Union, for the most part pressing full speed ahead on joint ventures to drill for oil and gas with sanctioned Russian companies and executives.
Environmental groups and lawmakers have heaped praise on President Obama’s plans to limit carbon emissions from power plants, but the two sides are at odds over his early moves to open the Atlantic Ocean to offshore drilling for the first time in 30 years, The Hill reported.