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Climate Change Matters to Investors and Leaders

by Carl R. Tannenbaum, Ryan James Boyle, and Vaibhav Tandon
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I was born too early to benefit much from Sesame Street, but I still loved The Muppets. Kermit the Frog was my favorite character; alternatively in full control and overwhelmed, Kermit struggled to make sense of the nonsensical. To this day, there are times that I feel confronted with the same challenge.

Kermit produced numerous pearls of wisdom, such as: 

“Beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament.” 

“It’s nice to be important. But it’s important to be nice.” 

Richard Heinberg on Our Bonus Decade

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If you're someone who's curious about the geopolitical implications of carbon fuel and the ecological havoc it wreaks, you've probably come across some of Richard Heinberg's work. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with this senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute who has authored over 13 books and regularly ponders the past and future of humanity and the earth in his Museletter. We discuss the global debt crunch, the search for tight oil, and the concomitant acceleration of climate change.

Oil Primer With Dan Dicker

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Have you forgotten the days of $5 gas from a few years ago? Well, after a period of relatively low prices, the price of the world's most-used fossil fuel is on the rise again. Here to explain on Sea Change Radio what is driving the surge in pricing is oil expert Dan Dicker. We discuss the three main ingredients to understanding the global oil market: supply, demand, and geopolitics. We also delve into the role of renewables, what drivers should expect to pay at the pump in the near future, and why he thinks environmentalists should be rooting for oil prices to reach $300 per barrel.

Recovering Value from Exploration & Production Waste

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There’s a Renaissance in Texas’ Permian Basin. Not a renaissance of art or literature, but of oil.

In the past year, the number of active drill rigs operating in the local area has tripled. More exploration and production (E&P) = more solids and liquid-based muds, or byproducts from the E&P processes that must be managed responsibly.

The renaissance is great for business. But, it’s also good for the environment.

Alex Gilbert: Environmental Roots of a Scandal

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It has been a bit difficult to keep up with the news since January. Every few hours it seems like there is a new revelation in the global political wreckage that is the Trump administration. Whether you’re more interested in how ties to Putin will lead to impeachment, how Donald Trump is systematically alienating the US’s closest allies, or the possibility of the US pulling out of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, it’s hard to deny that the international political scene is roiling. And with every international political churn, there are environmental causes and implications.

Senate Bill to Cut MPG/Emissions Benefits is Bad for Business, the Economy and Consumers

Investor and Business Leaders Call Out Automakers for Trying to Roll Back Fuel Economy Standards
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BOSTON, May 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - A new bill would roll back the many benefits of fuel economy standards that are currently working to protect jobs and keep hard-earned dollars in local economies, Impax Asset Management and Ceres said in a statement.

The bill, introduced today in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), would be a huge setback for businesses, the economy and consumers. 

Barclays Infographic: Water and Oil and Gas

Finding the right mix
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  • A water intensive industry
  • New oil wells, new oil demands
  • Geography is key
  • Putting a price on a barrel
  • 4 water trends impacting oil and gas
  • New thinking about water for oil and gas
  • Water solutions that will work for oil and gas

This infographic orginally appeared on Barclays.

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Former SEC Chair: Fossil-Fuel Interests Should Disclose Financial Risks of Climate Change

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Originally posted on Morning Consult

Companies with investments in oil, gas and coal need to do a better job disclosing the financial risk of climate change to their investors, a former chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission and an Obama administration official said Monday.

Source Control Investigation Activities for a Midstream Oil and Gas Client

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A midstream oil and gas client requested that Antea Group conduct a variety of sediment, transition zone, and erodable bank soil studies at bulk fuel terminals to determine potential contaminants of concern and possible sources. Antea Group collected multiple surface grab samples for contaminants related to the client’s operations, as well as adjacent facilities. This included DDT and PCB samples for fingerprinting analysis.  

Compliance, Safety and Phase I Audits at 21 Locations at a Petroleum Marketer

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The client was engaged in a large portfolio asset transaction and required Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and regulatory compliance audits conducted at 21 facilities to evaluate the condition of each facility related to regulatory compliance and potential Recognized Environmental Conditions. These facilities consisted of petroleum bulk plants, industrial facilities, fueling/transfer stations, and warehouse facilities in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado.

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