NYTimes Public Editor: ‘Not convinced… environmental coverage will be as strong’ without recently-axed Green blog

This says something; the Green Blog’s editor has been reassigned to… the Culture department. Continue reading NYTimes Public Editor: ‘Not convinced… environmental coverage will be as strong’ without recently-axed Green blog

NYTimes expects EPA nominee to devise way of phasing out coal

“The bigger problem is what to do with existing plants, which provide a big chunk of the nation’s electricity and which cannot be shut down quickly or by fiat. Devising a gradual phaseout will require ingenuity and persistence in the face of what are sure to be strong legal and political challenges from industry.” Continue reading NYTimes expects EPA nominee to devise way of phasing out coal

WSJ: Celebrity ‘fractivists’: True advocates or NIMBYs?

“The main celebrity anti-fracking campaign took off last summer when Ono and Lennon, her son, founded Artists Against Fracking. Their family farm sits near gas reserves in New York, and they fear fracking might be allowed in the area.” Continue reading WSJ: Celebrity ‘fractivists’: True advocates or NIMBYs?

Exxon: Pipelines preferred, but railroads viable for oil sands

“There will be sufficient rail car capacity in 2015 to transport as much oil as the Keystone XL pipeline is projected to carry.” Continue reading Exxon: Pipelines preferred, but railroads viable for oil sands