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Freight Facts and Figures 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/FF%26F_complete.pdf

A collection of statistics on the volume and value of freight shipments in the U.S. plus information on the industry and infrastructure behind these shipments and the safety, energy, and environmental implications of freight transportation. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Communism,Energy,Foreign Affairs,History,Homeland Security,Russia,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/12/250337.htm

Includes newly available digital volumes for 1945 and 1946 and 3 volumes from the 1969-1976 series covering the Soviet Union, National Security Policy, 1969-1972, and the Energy Crisis, 1969-1974. From the State Department

 

Federal Support for the Development, Production, and Use of Fuels and Energy Technologies

Categories: Energy,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50980-EnergySupport_0.pdf

Describes how and why the federal government supports the development, production, and use of fuel and energy technologies through tax preferences and spending programs. Also describes how federal support has changed over time and analyzes its effectiveness. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Determination

Categories: Canada,Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Transportation

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2015/11/249249.htm

Lists the reasons for the denial of the permit for TransCanada to build the pipeline across the U.S. From the State Department

 

Effects of Hydrocarbon Extraction on Landscapes of the Appalachian Basin

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Natural Resources,Transportation

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2015/3064/fs20153064.pdf

Argues that shale-gas and other hydrocarbon mining activities can result in substantial landscape disturbance including the creation of wells, roads, pipelines, and related infrastructure across the Appalachian area. Such changes affect ecosystem function, and the health and distribution of plant and animal species. From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

A Comprehensive Restoration Plan for the Gulf of Mexico

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources

http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/restoration-planning/gulf-plan/

Proposes a comprehensive integrated ecosystem restoration plan over the next 15 years financed by penalties imposed upon BP.   The proposed settlement and restoration plan is open for public comment through 12/4/2015. From the Justice Department

 

U.S. and Five Gulf States Reach Historic Settlement with BP to Resolve Civil Lawsuit over Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Categories: Crime/Justice,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-and-five-gulf-states-reach-historic-settlement-bp-resolve-civil-lawsuit-over-deepwater

Press release announcing settlement between U.S. and Gulf States with British Petroleum to resolve civil claims arising from the April 20, 2010 Macondo well blowout and oil spill. The settlement, expected to exceed $20 billion, is the largest with a single entity in Justice Department history. From the Department of Justice

 

Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1895316/eib144.pdf

Reviews market trends for biofuels in the 2001-2013 period and why the U.S. became a net exporter of biofuels for the first time in 2010. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

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