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.'"
Biography provided by participant
As Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development, Mr. Crapsey is responsible for oversight and execution of all communications and government regulation initiatives undertaken by the company and is a key member of the Eco Power Senior Executive team.
Prior to joining Eco Power Solutions, Mr. Crapsey was the Director of National Sales at Prenova, Inc., an energy management company serving many prominent national retail and industrial clients. Mr. Crapsey was also Vice President of Sales for Cadence Network, a provider of business intelligence software for facility-related expenses to multi-site national retailers, telecommunications and financial institutions. Mr. Crapsey is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor's degree in Economics and brings over 15 years of energy, environmental and technology experience to Eco Power Solutions.