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UPDATE: Enbridge Resumes Oil Flow Along Line 14

Enbridge resumed oil transportation along Line 14, a 318,000 barrel-per-day pipeline in Wisconsin, after receiving approval from the Department of Transportation (DOT) on August 6, 2012.  The approval, which was issued after the company met the requirements in the agency’s corrective action order, would resolve the brief spike in gasoline prices on the Gulf Coast…...

New Congressional Bills Address Criticality of Rare Earth Materials

Congressional leaders are growing increasingly concerned over domestic supplies of rare earth elements that are critical to producing multiple clean-energy technologies. These elements, which share unique properties of magnetism, luminescence, and strength, are used in products such as energy-efficient phosphors in fluorescent lamp products, advanced wind turbines, hybrid locomotives, high-speed motors, high power density motors…...