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  • 03

    Jun

    Texas Court Rules Against Obama Era Water Rule

    The U.S. Federal Court of the Southern District of Texas has ruled that the “2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS)” rule is unlawful. The 2015 rule effectively granted the Federal government jurisdiction over virtually any standing body of water located in the United States including roadside drainage...

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  • 03

    Jun

    Renewable Energy Sources Expected Outpace Coal This Spring

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Short-Term Energy Outlook says power from hydro, biomass, wind, solar and geothermal sources will outpace coal in April and May, 2019. This is the first time that's happened since the agency began tracking coal and renewables in 1973. The report says renewables...

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  • 03

    Jun

    Coal Derived “dots” Show Promise for Medical Use

    Graphene quantum dots drawn from anthracite and bituminous coal may be the basis for an effective antioxidant for people who suffer traumatic brain injuries, strokes or heart attacks. Quantum dots are semiconducting materials small enough to exhibit quantum mechanical properties that only appear at the nanoscale. A team of scientists from...

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  • 03

    Jun

    Alaska Senator Pushing Rare Earth Minerals Bill

    Senator Lisa Murkowski (R), Alaska continues to push Federal legislation to encourage domestic extraction of minerals for electric vehicles and other technologies. Murkowski, who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee recently held a seventh hearing on her “American Mineral Security Act , S. 1317. Murkowski is arguing that...

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