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Illinois Landowners Sue Over Fracking Barrier

posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Southern Illinois landowners are suing the state for failing to implement hydraulic fracturing, calling the long-running process for adopting rules governing the oil and gas extraction method tantamount to illegal government seizure of property... Full Story

Record $4.5M fine pursued against gas driller

posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Pennsylvania environmental regulators are pursuing a record $4.5 million fine against a gas driller over what they describe as a major case of pollution from a leaking waste pit. Full Story

SolarCity loan deal could propel rooftop market

posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:55 PM

SolarCity will begin offering loans to homeowners for solar systems, a move that industry analysts say could reshape the market for rooftop solar and propel its rapid adoption. Full Story

Colorado Senate candidates clash on energy

posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on Monday defended his support for a carbon tax, lashing back at criticism from his opponent who says plans to slash carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants raises energy costs for homeowners. Full Story

Colorado Democrats Avoid Fracking Fight

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Colorado Democrats avoided a politically costly fight over oil and gas drilling after a quid pro quo deal pitched by the state's fracking-friendly governor prompted groups to drop their dueling ballot proposals. Full Story

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
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