Stories in Category "Energy"

EPA Proposes Drastic Cuts to Biofuels Production

EPA Proposes Drastic Cuts to Biofuels Production

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed drastic cuts to the Renewable Fuels Standard
Following New Regulations, Another Bakken Oil Train Derails

Following New Regulations, Another Bakken Oil Train Derails

Faulty axles on a train carrying grain are getting the majority of the blame for a December 2013 derailment in Cassleton, North Dakota.
Is a Booming Oil Industry Causing Earthquakes in Oklahoma?

Is a Booming Oil Industry Causing Earthquakes in Oklahoma?

With advancements in fracking technology, the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma helped the sooner state out of the Great Recession. But some believe those ....
Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

Falling just one vote shy of Senate approval, the Keystone XL pipeline, a political hot potato for nearly six years, was punted by lawmakers again this we....
Royal-sized Celebration for Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

Royal-sized Celebration for Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

A rural Iowa community was joined by dignitaries, including the king of The Netherlands, as they celebrated the opening of the world's first commercial-sc....
Federal officials get data on oil train cars across U.S.

Federal officials get data on oil train cars across U.S.

State and federal officials are finally getting data on exactly how many shipments of crude oil are rolling along on America’s railways.
Fukushima Farmers Appeal To Tokyo With Live Bull

Fukushima Farmers Appeal To Tokyo With Live Bull

Thousands of farmers lost their livelihoods when their farms, produce and livestock were declared off-limits and unsafe after the nuclear plant, crippled ....
Environmentalist File Lawsuit To Protect Eagles From Wind Energy

Environmentalist File Lawsuit To Protect Eagles From Wind Energy

The American Bird Conservancy argues that the rule, which extended by 25 years the length of time companies may kill or injure eagles without fear of pros....
Petroleum Industry Pushes Back on Call for Rail Car Changes

Petroleum Industry Pushes Back on Call for Rail Car Changes

A new study pushes back at calls for tougher rules for carrying crude, despite at least 8 major accidents transporting the oil in 2013.
Federal Watchdog: Pipeline Safety Oversight Shoddy

Federal Watchdog: Pipeline Safety Oversight Shoddy

In a report released Friday, the Transportation Department's inspector general says the federal effort is so riddled with weaknesses that it's not possibl....