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.
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.
posted on November 27, 2013 at 4:28 PM
A Carnegie Institution for Science study shows EPA may have underestimated methane gas levels by 50 percent.
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...
posted on March 30, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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.
posted on January 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM
President Obama delivers the State of the Union and unveils his Blueprint for America.
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...
posted on December 8, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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...