20 Jan '12, 4pm

Green Blog: On Our Radar: Compensation for Yellowstone Spill

Green Blog: On Our Radar: Compensation for Yellowstone Spill

On Our Radar: Compensation for Yellowstone Spill By THE NEW YORK TIMES Associated Press A worker blotting oil in the Yellowstone River in Laurel, Mont., last July. Exxon Mobil agrees to pay $1.6 million in penalties to the state of Montana for pollution caused by a pipeline break last summer that fouled dozens of miles of shoreline along the Yellowstone River. Of that amount, $300,000 is a cash fine and the rest is to go toward future environmental projects. Exxon says that more than 63,000 gallons of crude swept into the river. [The Associated Press] Beijing’s city government issues its first readings pronouncing smog levels to be “hazardous” in at least two areas of the polluted capital. [The Sydney Morning Herald] A team of scientists in Berkeley has found a way to extract the major sugars in seaweed and convert them into affordable renewable fuels. [The San Francisco C...

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