Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - January 14 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, the ALERT Project and Government Accountability Project will co-host a webinar to help members of the media develop a thorough understanding of upcoming policy changes and the impacts of oil, dispersant, dispersant-like solvents used in fracking fluids and tar sand diluents. The webinar will give an overview of the National Contingency Plan for oil spill response; the rulemaking process; and the effects of oil, dispersants, and dispersant-like solvents on human health, wildlife, and the environment.
Washington, DC - Pakistan Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met in Islamabad on January 13, 2015, for the fifth Ministerial level Pakistan-U.S. Strategic Dialogue. The last Ministerial level session of the Strategic Dialogue was held in Washington on 27 January 2014.
Imperial, California - The transition from stick-shift cars to those with automatic transmissions certainly made it easier for the driver, but new technology may one day eliminate the need for a driver, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming - Grand Teton National Park experienced record numbers in 2014 for both total visitation and recreational visits, according to final statistics tallied for the year. Over 4.29 million people entered the park during the year, with over 2.79 million of those making a recreational excursion.
Washington, DC - President Barack Obama Announces New Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal and Other Cybersecurity Efforts:
Washington, DC - Vice President Biden will host the first ever Caribbean Energy Security Summit in Washington, DC on January 26, 2015. The Vice President looks forward to welcoming Caribbean leaders and representatives of the international community to promote a cleaner and more sustainable energy future in the Caribbean through improved energy governance, greater access to finance, and donor coordination.