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Petroleum Industry Pushes Back on Call for Rail Car Changes

posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:50 PM

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. Full Story

Federal Watchdog: Pipeline Safety Oversight Shoddy

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:46 AM

In a report released Friday, the Transportation Department's inspector general says the federal effort is so riddled with weaknesses that it's not possible to ensure states are enforcing pipeline safety. Full Story

Feds Issue Emergency Order On Crude Oil Trains

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM

The emergency order follows a warning two weeks ago that the department risks a "higher body count" as the result of fiery oil train accidents if it waits for new safety regulations to become final. Full Story

Senate Takes Up Energy Bill Amid Keystone Squabble

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Senators voted 79-20 to take up an energy efficiency bill that Keystone supporters want to amend with language authorizing immediate construction of the proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States. Full Story

Tornado-Stricken Town Rebuilds With Clean Energy

posted on May 9, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Supporters of clean energy seized on an unusual opportunity to rebuild a town from the ground up with the latest green technology. Full Story

Economists: U.S. Exports of Oil and Natural Gas Would Benefit Economy

posted on May 2, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Economists: U.S. Exports of Oil and Natural Gas Would Benefit Economy
The Associated Press surveyed private, corporate and academic economists on a range of issues. Of the 30 economists participating, nearly 90 percent responded that more U.S. exports of oil and natural gas would benefit the economy. Full Story

US government: industry hampering oil train safety

posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:39 PM

U.S. transportation officials rebuked the oil industry Friday for not giving up information regulators say they need to gauge the danger of moving crude by rail, after several accidents highlighted the explosive properties of fuel from the... Full Story

Energy boom spurs growth west of the Mississippi

posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:25 AM

America's energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River. Census Bureau data released Thursday shows 6 of the 10 of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas and 8 of the 10 fastest-growing counties are located in or near... Full Story

Wind Power Line Proposal Irks Some Midwest Farmers

posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Many landowners worry the towers and lines will reduce property values, get in the way of farming operations like crop-dusting and irrigation, and even create health risks for those living so close to high-voltage wires. Full Story

World's Largest Solar Thermal Facility Opens In California Desert

posted on February 21, 2014 at 6:07 PM

World's Largest Solar Thermal Facility Opens In California Desert
The complex covers nearly 5 square miles in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada border and consists of 350,000 mirrors that are roughly the size of a garage door. Full Story

Natural Gas Exports: Slow Walk Or 'Danger Zone'?

posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Energy companies say the U.S. should act now, before other countries such as Russia or Iran approve export projects that could help meet growing energy demands in Asia and other parts of the world. Full Story

Iowa Defends Renewable Fuel Standard

posted on November 22, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Iowa Defends Renewable Fuel Standard
The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, proposed reducing the amount of renewable fuels blended into America’s gasoline and diesel supplies next year by nearly 3 billion gallons. Full Story

Market to Market (August 9, 2013)

posted on August 9, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (August 9, 2013)
Full Program: U.S. wind energy production surges to an all-time high. Scientists unveil the world’s first hamburger made from bovine stem cells. Environmental watchdogs blame farm runoff for water quality issues from the Gulf of Mexico to municipalities... Full Story

Oil Companies Frack In Coastal Waters Off California

posted on August 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

California coastal regulators said they were unaware until recently that offshore fracking was even occurring. Full Story

Chevron And YPF Sign $1.5 billion Shale Oil Deal

posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Argentina's history of expropriations and refusal to pay all its debts left over from its catastrophic default a decade ago has left it with few alternatives when it comes to raising money. Full Story
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