Toxics toolbox: A crash course on chemical management software

September 4, 2015 by  
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New tools could change chemical supply chains for Seagate, Boeing and Halliburton.

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Why real estate needs Tesla-style buildings, used ‘Uber-style’

September 4, 2015 by  
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Commercial real estate is coming to grips with sustainability as central to business, not an afterthought.

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The startup shaping the future of energy storage financing

September 4, 2015 by  
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Meet Tumalow, a company aiming to turn commercial buildings into “profitable and clean power plants.”

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BP Faces up to $18 Billion in Fines for Gross Negligence Over Deepwater Horizon

September 5, 2014 by  
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BP was yesterday found guilty of being “grossly negligent” and “reckless” in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout. The blowout killed 11 workers and caused the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill that was the worst offshore environmental disaster in U.S. history. In the latest phase of the ongoing trial investigating BP’s liability for the incident, Louisiana District Judge Carl Barbier’s ruling means the U.K. oil company could be liable for up to $18 billion in additional fines under the Clean Water Act, on top of the $43 billion in charges the company already anticipated. Read the rest of BP Faces up to $18 Billion in Fines for Gross Negligence Over Deepwater Horizon Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: $18 billion in fines , BP , BP faces $18 billion in fines , BP grossly negligent under Clean water Act , clean water act , deepwater horizon , gulf of mexico oil spill , halliburton , Judge Carl Barbier , louisiana , oil rig disaster , Transocean , worst offshore environmental disaster in US history

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BP Attempts to Shrink Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Estimate, Reduce Fines

September 30, 2013 by  
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The BP Deepwater Horizon trial has been pottering on in the New Orleans Federal Court since February, and as it enters its second phase today , BP will attempt to argue down government estimates as to how much oil was spilled in the April 2010 disaster that killed 11 people. While the US government claims that the blowout caused 4.2 million barrels of oil to leak into the Gulf of Mexico, BP claims the total was up to 40% less. This detail could make a difference of billions of dollars in what is set to be the the largest environmental penalty in U.S. history. Read the rest of BP Attempts to Shrink Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Estimate, Reduce Fines Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , british petroleum , clean water act , court case , crude oil , deepwater horizon , environmental destruction , environmental fines , epa , fines , gulf coast , gulf of mexico , halliburton , macondo well , oil slick , oil spill , penalties , well blowout        

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Keystone XL to Take Heavy Toll on Endangered Species, Report Finds

September 30, 2013 by  
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There’s no shortage of environmental concerns associated with the proposed Keystone XL pipeline . From projected annual spills of 34,000 gallons of oil to the ticking carbon bomb of 360 to 510 billion tons worth of emissions locked up in the tar sands, there’s a lot to be worried about . Now a new report from the Center for Biological Diversity has documented the threats to the animal kingdom, and finds that at least 12 threatened and endangered species along the pipeline’s route face serious harm—and even possible extinction—if Keystone XL goes ahead. Read the rest of Keystone XL to Take Heavy Toll on Endangered Species, Report Finds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , carbon emissions , center for biological diversity , endangered species , environmental destruction , Fish and Wildlife Service , ground disturbance , keystone xl , oil , oil spills , pipeline , pipeline spills , power lines , tar sands , threatened species , water pollution , whooping crane        

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Closing the Halliburton Loophole, and other policy priorities

January 31, 2013 by  
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Three pro-business sustainability-minded policies the American Sustainable Business Council is working on.

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Halliburton, BP Knew Cement was Faulty Weeks Before Gulf Spill

October 29, 2010 by  
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Photo: DVIDSHUB , Flickr, Creative Commons And yet another chapter emerges in the seemingly never-ending saga of corporate malfeasance and complete disregard for human and operational safety that’s fast-rising as the legacy of the BP spill. In this latest revelation, we find out that none other than BP and Halliburton — a corporation just begging to be helmed by a Bond villain if there ever was… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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BP Oil Pipe is Cut, “Top Hat” Containment Cap in Place

June 4, 2010 by  
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We’ve come to the point where we’re pretty darn pessimistic about almost any supposed advancements in the BP oil spill saga – but as of yesterday, there seems to be some actual good news. According to Admiral Thad W. Allen, who is overseeing the federal response to the disaster, a key riser pipe at the Deepwater Horizon site was successfully cut yesterday , meaning that we are one crucial step closer to capping off and containing the leak.

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“Top Kill” Procedure Seems to be Working on the Gulf Oil Spill

May 28, 2010 by  
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An announcement was made on Thursday that BP’s latest crazily named tactic — the “top kill” which we reported on earlier this week — seems to be working to stop the flow of oil the Gulf of Mexico .

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