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Mining Expert Witnesses & Former Massey Energy CEO Indictment

Mining Expert Witnesses & Former Massey Energy CEO Indictment

What areas are mining expert witnesses proficient in? They may consult on the mining industry, surface and underground mining, tunneling, mining safety, and more. Former Massey Energy Co. chief executive Don Blankenship was indicted last week on federal charges that he recklessly ignored safety standards at the Upper Big Branch mine. The 2010 explosion killed 29 men. Charges include conspiracy to violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards, conspiracy to impede federal mine safety officials, and making false statements to the SEC, as well as securities fraud.

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Pipeline Expert Witnesses & Pipeline Safety

Pipeline expert witnesses consult on gas transmission, gas distribution, petroleum pipelines, petroleum products distribution, pipeline inspection, and associated matters. 2.5M miles of pipeline crosses the US and when there is an accident, the National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause and issues safety recommendations to prevent future accidents. The NTSB describes emergency response and the timely shut down of pipelines as critical after a pipeline accident.

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Oil & Gas Experts & Keystone XL Project

Oil and gas experts may advise on oil and gas production, drilling, and the exploration industry. In the news, a Nebraska environmental regulator says the new route for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline will avoid many ecologically sensitive areas in the U.S. but would still cross the Ogallala aquifer.

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Civil Engineering Expert On Proposed Solar Facility

Civil Engineering Expert On Proposed Solar Facility

Civil engineering expert Mark Lukasik testified in the hearing on a solar array construction project to power the Gibraltar Quarry in New Jersey. Residents and the planning board chairman are concerned with runoff and erosion after 2,000 are taken down to accommodate the solar facility.

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Energy Expert On New Fracking Report

Energy Expert On New Fracking Report

Results of a new report on fracking were presented at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Vancouver, Canada. Energy expert Charles Groat, principal investigator for the Energy Institute at the University of Texas, led the study and told the AAAS that risks associated with hydraulic fracturing may have been previously overstated.

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Energy Expert On Fukushima Accident

Energy Expert On Fukushima Accident

Arnold Gundersen, 39-year veteran of the nuclear industry, has worked as a nuclear plant operator and served as an expert witness on the Three Mile Island accident. On April 15, he described the Fukushima nuclear accident.

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Construction Expert On Nuclear Power Stations

Construction Expert On Nuclear Power Stations

A Birmingham businessman who experienced the Japanese earthquake first-hand believes Britain’s plans to develop new nuclear power stations should not be derailed.

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Energy Experts On Fukushima Power Plant

Energy Experts On Fukushima Power Plant

The drama in Japan began just a day after the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35-nation Board of Governors had wrapped up its quarterly meeting in Vienna. Set up to “promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies” the IAEA has on staff some of the world’s leading experts on nuclear safety.

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Engineering Expert On Energy Efficient Buildings

Engineering Expert On Energy Efficient Buildings

The EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive is revolutionizing construction Europe-wide. As a Member State, Finland, too, is committed to reducing its building stock CO2 emissions.

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Engineering Expert Testifies On NJ Solar Farm

Engineering Expert Testifies On NJ Solar Farm

An agricultural expert, environmental consultant and technical engineering expert witness testified on behalf of Lincoln Renewable Energy (LRE), at the Mannington, NJ, planning board meeting, hoping to gain site plan and use variance approval for their proposed 129-acre solar farm. LRE proposed using panels of 270 watts each that will stand eight to 12 feet tall.

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