Thursday, January 29, 2015


Oil spills fuel pipeline debate - Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Sioux Falls Argus LeaderOil spills fuel pipeline debateSioux Falls Argus LeaderOil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into...
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Monday, January 26, 2015


NYC, Boston ban road travel as huge storm hits

Source: USA Today

A historic snowstorm blasted its way through the Northeast on Monday, bringing with it havoc, flight cancellations, school closings and worry that up to 3 feet of snow and hurricane-force winds might be on the horizon. Both New York City and Boston took the rare step of banning all forms of...
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Sunday, January 25, 2015


Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: Overview

Source: NOAA

"In 2014, there were 8 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These events included a drought event, a flooding event, 5 severe storm events, and a winter storm event. Overall, these events resulted in the deaths of 53 people and had...
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Categories: Storms

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Thursday, January 22, 2015


Bridger Pipeline's Oil Spill On The Yellowstone River Near Glendive - Inside Energy

InsideClimate NewsBridger Pipeline's Oil Spill On The Yellowstone River Near GlendiveInside EnergyOn Saturday morning, an employee in Bridger Pipeline's Casper, Wyoming control room noticed unusual pressure readings at a pipeline near Glendive, Montana. According to Montana's Department of...
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Bridger Pipeline Remains Closed After Oil Spill In Montana - Huffington Post

ReutersBridger Pipeline Remains Closed After Oil Spill In MontanaHuffington PostJan 20 (Reuters) - A small but heavily subscribed pipeline that transports 42,000 barrels a day of crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region is expected to remain closed on Tuesday after a weekend breach that...
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Monday, January 12, 2015


Insurance industry wins temporary FLSA exemption for insurance adjusters in CRomnibus

Source: Lexology

Congress's omnibus spending bill effectively created a new exemption to the FLSA's overtime rules for insurance adjusters during the two-year period after a major disaster. Section 111 of the appropriations bill for the DOL directs the agency that the FLSA "shall be applied as if" there is an...
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Thursday, January 08, 2015


Review of natural catastrophes in 2014

Relatively low losses from weather extremes and earthquakes, globally and in U.S.

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The absence of very severe catastrophes and a quiet hurricane season in the North Atlantic meant that losses from natural catastrophes in 2014 were much lower. In North America, overall losses of US$ 30bn and insured losses of US$ 18bn were well below...
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1/7/2015


2015 NFIP Adjuster Certification Presentation - Greenbelt, MD

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