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The BP Deepwater Oil Spill – Why Top Kill May Have Failed

The Oil Drum, 30 May 2010

The Top Kill attempts have failed, and the Government has given its response. But while waiting for that, and for the Lower Marine Riser Package (LMRP), I thought I would spend a few paragraphs discussing why Top Kill may have fai

How The Global Oil Watchdog Failed Its Mission

Counter Currents, 25 May 2010

12 years ago, the International Energy Agency (IEA) discovered that Peak Oil would threaten the prosperity and stability of our societies. Yes, they knew it. While some IEA officials tried to inform the world about this game-changing event, it appears that others had different priorities.

Canada’s Oil Sands Set to Become Biggest Source of U.S. Oil Imports, Report Says

OpEdnews, 27 May 2010

Canadian oil sands will probably become the No. 1 source of U.S. crude oil imports this year, and could make up more than a third of the nation's oil and refined product imports by 2030, according to a new study.

Distinguished Speaker Series – Lord May presentation

On 19 May, the Lowy Institute was delighted to welcome back Lord May of Oxford, a member of the Institute’s International Advisory Council, to speak on climate change as part of our Distinguished Speaker Series. Lord May argued that although it is beyond dispute that the burning of fossil fuels is thickening Earth’s greenhouse gas blanket (to levels not seen for tens of millions of years), there remain some uncertainties about the severity of particular adverse consequences and the t

COUNTRY AGE PENSION FUEL CARD נSTATISTICS: 20 May

2623. Mr M. McGowan to the Minister for Regional Development

I refer to the Country Age Pension Fuel Card and ask:

(a) how many fuel cards have been issued as at 1 April 2010;

(b) how many of the issued fuel cards have been cancelled as at 1 April 2010;

(c) how ma

TRANSPERTH BUSES נCOMPRESSED NATURAL GAS AND DIESEL: 20 May

2285. Hon Ken Travers to the Minister for Transport- (1) What is the current average running cost of CNG buses in the Transperth Fleet including —

(a) rigid; and (b) articulated buses?

(2) What is the current average running costs of diesel buses in the Transperth Fleet including:

(

MAIN ROADS נNOISE AMELIORATION SITE LIST: 18 May

2298. Hon Ken Travers to the Minister for Transport

(1) Does Main Roads maintain any list of sites that require or are due for noise amelioration?

(2) If no to (1), why not?

(3) At what stage does Main Roads investigate noise complaints relating to road traffic?

SEALED ROAD נNEWMAN׎ULLAGINE׍ARBLE BAR: 18 May

2725. Mr T.G. Stephens to the Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Transport

(1) What is the State Government’s current target date for completing an upgraded and bitumen-sealed road

between Newman, Nullagine and Marble Bar?

(2) Is the Minister aware that the narrow

FREMANTLE TRAFFIC BRIDGE נUPGRADE FUNDING: 18 May

2704. Ms A.S. Carles to the Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Transport

In relation to the Fremantle Traffic Bridge located at Queen Victoria Street and Beach Street in Fremantle (the

Bridge), I ask:

(a) what funding was allocated for upgrading or maintenance of the

THORNLIE RAILWAY LINE נEXTENSION: 18 May

2677. Mr C.J. Tallentire to the Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Transport- (1) Has the master plan for the public transport report been completed, as per the advice in the Minister’s answer to Question On Notice No. 522, which gave the probable date for delivery of the report as being the end of 2009?

(2) What

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