How Online Anger Pollutes Public Sentiment

by Chris Deffenbaugh February 6, 2017

Bill Gates once said, “In this industry, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s already too late.” And while he was referring specifically to the technology and software sectors, a parallel can also be drawn to the U.S. energy industry: By the time you realize you’re facing a public opinion deficit, it’s likely […]

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Preparing for the EPA’S 2017 Construction General Permit

by Lauren Gates February 1, 2017

As part of the Clean Water Act’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, the EPA’s 2012 Construction General Permit (CGP) — which authorizes stormwater discharges from construction activities — will expire on Feb. 16, 2017. Taking its place on that same day is the 2017 CGP, which will require compliance with effluent limits and other permit […]

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Arresting Indoor Air Quality Criminals in Metal Finishing and Chemical Tanks

by Angela Vawter January 25, 2017

When you think of criminals, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t humidity or hazardous mists and vapors. But these so-called ‘criminals’ — indoor air quality criminals, that is — can escape from open surface tanks causing irritation or harm to operators, as well as corroding the surrounding building structure and supporting utility […]

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It Doesn’t Matter Who Is President; Shutdowns Are Inevitable

by Jeff Kopp January 23, 2017

What is the future of the Clean Power Plan? This is one of the industry’s biggest concerns as Donald Trump settles in as the 45th president of the United States. Many are speculating whether Trump will uphold the plan, actively work to undo it, not fight to uphold it in court or simply not enforce […]

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Endangered Status for the Rusty Patched Bumblebee

by Josiah Maine January 11, 2017

Following the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) ruling on Jan. 10, the rusty patched bumblebee (Bombus affinis) has officially become the first bee species in the continental United States listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Analysis of the rusty patched bumblebee’s abundance, distribution and resiliency by the USFWS indicates that […]

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