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BNSF plans to upgrade tanker fleet after accidents

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:40 PM

BNSF Railway Co. said it intends to buy a fleet of 5,000 strengthened tank cars to haul oil and ethanol in a move that would set a higher benchmark for safety within an industry that's seen multiple major accidents. Full Story

To Clean Up Coal, Obama Pushes More Oil Production

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Some environmentalists complain that it ends up releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than is stored underground as waste. Full Story

Study Shows EPA May Have Underestimated Greenhouse Gas Levels

posted on November 27, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Study Shows EPA May Have Underestimated Greenhouse Gas Levels
A Carnegie Institution for Science study shows EPA may have underestimated methane gas levels by 50 percent. Full Story

Drilling Fees Pay for New National Forest Lands

posted on April 6, 2012 at 11:07 AM

(AP) Offshore drilling fees are financing the purchase of $41.6 million worth of new national forest lands in 15 states. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday the 28 different purchases from North Carolina to Oregon will protect clean... Full Story

More Oil Drilling Doesn't Always Mean Lower Gas Prices

posted on March 30, 2012 at 4:40 PM

More Oil Drilling Doesn't Always Mean Lower Gas Prices
It's the political cure-all for high gasoline prices: Drill here, drill now. But a comprehensive study conducted by the Associated Press reveals increased U.S. oil production has little effect on gas prices. Full Story

Obama Unveils Blueprint for America

posted on January 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Obama Unveils Blueprint for America
President Obama delivers the State of the Union and unveils his Blueprint for America. Full Story

Company Cautions Against Linking Well, Ohio Quakes

posted on January 13, 2012 at 4:57 PM

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Boos, applause and the occasionaloutburst marked a gathering of about 500 Ohio residents seekingexplanations for a series of earthquakes that has hit their areasince deep injection drilling came to... Full Story

Market to Market (December 9, 2011)

posted on December 8, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Market to Market (December 9, 2011)
Full Program: One lawmaker comes up with a novel approach for the next Farm Bill. Record weather disasters stretch federal, state and local budgets to their limits. The EPA says a popular -- and controversial -- method of oil drilling may be polluting... Full Story

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