Georgia Attorney General Challenges EPA WOTUS Regulation

Attorneys for the state of Georgia today continued to argue that an Atlanta-based appeals court should move ahead on procedural challenges to an Obama administration water rule even though a separate appeals court has declared itself the proper venue. But at least one federal judge questioned why the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

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Florida South Coast Invaded By Massive Algae Bloom

Images this week from the NASA Earth Observatory shows the massive size of the algae bloom in Florida. The image above is of Lake Okeechobee, the state’s largest freshwater body of water, which has been inundated with runoff from farms in recent months after a heavy year of rainfall. According to NASA, the blue-green algae, […]

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U.S. Exporters Getting Creative About Moving Oil Globally

U.S. exporters have been getting creative, with the latest strategy involving backhauls of U.S. crudes on the same ships delivering foreign crude to U.S. ports. This has resulted in an increase of shipments to new destinations – some expected, some unexpected. With the continuing low oil prices, increasing innovation and reducing freight costs has become […]

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Obama Administration’s Overtime Regulation Will Increase Complexity and Costs for Energy Industry and America

New federal overtime pay regulations will make more than 4 million employees newly eligible for overtime pay – the earnings threshold will be $47,476 vs. $23,660 previously – when they work more than 40 hours a week. The Wall Street Journal calls the change “one of the most far-reaching regulations issued during President Barack Obama’s […]

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