Energy & Environment: Markey Wants Answers on Rare Earths
• Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., "is pressing the Obama administration for information about alleged Chinese restrictions on the export of rare earth minerals used in defense and energy technologies, warning of threats to U.S. interests," The Hill reports.
• "Three months after BP capped its runaway well in the Gulf of Mexico, the state of Louisiana is still building a chain of sand berms off its coast to block and capture oil even as federal officials and many scientists argue that the effort will prove pointless," the New York Times reports.
• An Idaho couple has "sued the state to stop the shipments by Imperial Oil and ConocoPhillips" to an oil sands site in Canada, "arguing that the" truck loads delivered there "would threaten the integrity of Idaho's historic portion of U.S. 12, as well as the safety of communities that depend on it as the main road in and out of the area," the Times also reports. "National environmental groups and climate change activists are supporting their efforts, seeing a broader opportunity to stall development of Canada's oil sands, which they denounce as a dirty source of energy. "
• "Combating climate change has long taken a back seat to coal production in West Virginia, but in the hard-fought House race in this state's 1st district, global warming hasn't even made it onto the bus," The Hill reports. "In interviews on Thursday, both the Democratic and Republican nominees for Congress voiced skepticism of the science behind global warming, and the Republican, David McKinley, flatly called concerns about climate change 'an attack on coal.'"
Guy H. Morgan
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In his capacity as Chief Executive Officer of BlueStar Energy, Guy is responsible for setting the company's course and ensuring that the high standard of service BlueStar Energy customers have come to expect is maintained. Guy has led BlueStar's growth from a small two-person operation in 2002 to the second fastest-growing company in the US in 2008. Today, BlueStar Energy continues its reign as one of the fastest-growing independent energy suppliers in the country. Guy previously served as Chief Executive Officer of UtiliQuote, a successful venture he founded in 1999. He received his introduction to the world of electrical systems as a nuclear reactor operator aboard U.S. Navy submarines. Guy earned a BS in Finance from the University of Maryland. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School and is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School.