Articles Tagged with ''energy''

Climate change legislation introduced in Senate

Carbon polluters would pay fees, frackers disclose chemicals
February 26, 2013

Senators Barbara Boxer (D-California) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) have introduced in the Senate comprehensive climate change-related legislation that includes two measures: a Climate Protection Act which would impose fees on major greenhouse gas emitters and a Sustainable Energy Act that would end subsidies to fossil fuel companies.


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Texas safety culture puts profits above safety, says National COSH

Gov. Perry blames energy industry hazards for high worker fatality rate
February 21, 2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s recent assertion that his state’s high on-the-job fatality rate is due to the dangerous nature of the energy industry is being contradicted by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH).


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Obama “all in” to solve climate change; cut energy waste 50% in next 20 years

State of the Union speech addresses environmental concerns
February 13, 2013

Direct excerpts from President Obama’s State of the Union speech given Tuesday evening before Congress: “...over the last four years, our emissions of the dangerous carbon pollution that threatens our planet have actually fallen. “But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. "


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President Obama: “We will respond to the threat of climate change”

January 23, 2013

Climate change was the subject of a surprising amount of President Barack Obama’s remarks in his 20- minute Inaugural Address given at 11:55 am EST, January 21, 2013, on the steps of the United States Capitol. According to press reports, the President devoted more words to climate change than any other single issue in his address.


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Company cited previously for hazard that killed worker

December 13, 2012

OSHA has cited ATW Automation Inc. for nine safety violations after a worker sustained blunt force trauma injuries at the company's machine manufacturing facility in Dayton, Ohio. The worker was caught and pinned by a conveyor that had lowered during a "power down" process, and he died from his injuries a few days later.


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Ga. Worker loses four fingers at recycling company

Co. had LO/TO program but it was not implemented
October 17, 2012

Marglen Industries Inc. in Rome, Ga. has been cited by OSHA for one willful and one serious safety violation after a worker had four fingers amputated while servicing a dust collector's airlock system at the company's facility in Rome.


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OSHA compliance officers get training on wind energy industry

September 19, 2012

As an emerging, rapidly developing industry, wind energy has some unique occupational hazards as well as some that are not so unique, like working at height.


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Is America moving beyond coal?

July 31, 2012

A partnership between the Sierra Club and Bloomberg Philanthropies attempting to retire a third of the 500 coal-fired power plants in the U.S. by 2020 says it is well on its way.


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U.S. co2 emissions fall dramatically due to decrease in coal use

June 27, 2012

Since 2006, the U.S. has seen the largest reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of any country or region, according to a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).


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EPA offers hot tips for a cool, “green” summer

Save money, water, energy while protecting health and encouraging environmental learning
June 14, 2012

The EPA has released a list of 15 ways people can save money, cut energy costs and continue to protect the health of their families while still enjoying the summer.
 


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