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  • 13 Dec 2016
    Curbing Catastrophe by Tim Dixon
    Timothy H. Dixon

    Curbing Catastrophe: Following the Money, and Dying from Coal

    Ebell to Lead EPA Transition: Following the Money, and Dying from Coal US President-Elect Trump recently picked Myron Ebell to head the transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Ebell has no formal background in environmental science (he trained as an economist). He works at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a think tank that receives […]

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  • 14 May 2010
    Craig Collins

    Oil, Coal, Methane, and Climate Change

    The Gulf oil spill and the West Virginia mine explosion are two of the biggest tragedies in our recent history. Isn’t it interesting, then, that they share one highly combustible causal factor? Craig Collins, author of Toxic Loopholes: Failures and Future Prospects for Environmental Law, points to methane gas – from its incendiary role in the BP oil spill and the Massey mine explosion to its latent potential for wreaking further havoc. While the slow-moving mass of oil reaches our shores, with new ever-escalating estimates of the gallons spilled being announced, Collins reminds us of the lesser recognized hazards of methane gas and the further damage it can cause. -------- The Grim Reaper of Greenhouse Gases By Craig Collins, Ph.D. California State University East Bay, Environmental Law & Policy Although carbon dioxide is the most talked-about greenhouse gas, we ignore methane at our peril because it may prove to be the deadliest greenhouse gas of all. Unlike CO2, methane is flammable.

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