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Feb 11, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
Feb 11, 2014

Analysis – Alaska crude likely first to flow around U.S. export ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Oil traders looking for cracks in a contentious decades-old U.S. ban on crude exports should be looking west, not east.

The first big cargoes to be shipped far overseas are likely to come from one of the country’s oldest oil patches, Alaska, rather than booming new shale fields like the Eagle Ford of Texas, or North Dakota’s Bakken.

Feb 11, 2014
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Feb 6, 2014
Feb 6, 2014

Coal technology not ready for wider adoption, EPA panel told

WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Proposed pollution standards
for new U.S. power plants, a central part of the Obama
administration’s climate change plan, should not rely on a
soon-to-be completed project in Mississippi as an example of how
to capture emissions from coal-fired power plants, the plant’s
owner said on Thursday.

Danny Herrin, director of environmental affairs at the
Southern Co utility, was one of more than 100 witnesses
to testify at the Environmental Protection Agency’s first public
hearing on its proposed rule targeting carbon emissions from new
plants.

Feb 6, 2014
Feb 6, 2014
Feb 6, 2014

White House names Mike Boots as interim environmental adviser

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Thursday named Mike Boots, currently chief of staff of its Council on Environmental Quality, as the interim chair of the council, which advises the president on environmental issues.

Boots will step into the role on February 18, after current chair Nancy Sutley leaves her job, which she has held since early in President Barack Obama’s first term.