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Energy and Environment

A first stand against Big Energy

May 19, 2006 - Whatever one might say about today's Congressional leadership, every once in a while they do show an uncanny ability to stick their fingers in the air and figure out which way the winds of public sentiment are gusting.

Halliburton can run, but ...

May 17, 2006 - Energy and contracting giant Halliburton is having its annual shareholders meeting today. It appears that moving the meeting from Texas to the town of Duncan, Oklahoma isn't helping them avoid the protests that engulf their gatherings each year:

Nuclear industry turns South

April 10, 2006 - The New York Times has a revealing story today about Gaffney, South Carolina -- for all who have driven down I-85 through upstate SC, it's home of the famous "Gaffney Peach" -- and how residents are embracing a nuclear power as a possible boon for the economy:

Halliburton to pave Shenandoah Valley

By R. Neal
April 4, 2006 - Here's an interesting column from a local paper about a Halliburton/Virginia DOT scheme to widen I-81 to eight lanes through the Shenandoah Valley to accommodate more truck freight. The writer explains why this isn't such a swell idea, and proposes a common-sense alternative.

Conservation purchase

By R. Neal
March 28, 2006 - The Nature Conservancy and the Conservation Group have purchased more than 200,000 acres of forest land from International Paper for $300 million. The properties are all located in the South.