Friday, January 16, 2009

In the News: Jan-16

Wordle: In the News: Jan-16

EPA to regulate mercury from cement plants - 16 Jan 2009 at 2:57pm - TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Activists have settled a lawsuit with the Environmental Protection Agency over regulation of mercury emissions from cement plants.

Investigation begins in plane's NYC splash landing - 16 Jan 2009 at 2:50pm - NEW YORK -- Federal investigators said the left engine of the US Airways jetliner that ditched into the Hudson River was missing Friday as reports emerged that the pilot who safely landed the aircraft had considered an emergency landing at two airports.

Interior issues offshore drilling plan - 16 Jan 2009 at 1:47pm - The Interior Department on Friday issued a detailed proposal for widespread oil and gas drilling off both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts in areas that have not had energy exploration for decades. The proposal, issued in the Bush administration's final days, calls for oil and gas leases to be made available within two to six years "in areas of hydrocarbon potential" from New England to Florida and off the length of California.

U.S.-Israel agreement may set stage for ceasefire - 16 Jan 2009 at 11:31am - An agreement to be signed on Friday between Israel and the United States will aim to keep Hamas from rearming after a ceasefire brings an end to fighting in the Gaza Strip, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday.

Thought for the day:
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. -Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act I


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