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  • Oil companies fight ND plan to slow production

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dr. Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota's oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing: "Slow down." The North Dakota Industrial Commission is considering a proposal that would cut back on the state's booming oil production as a...

  • City, utility want rate hike for car-sharing plan

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Power and Light and the city of Indianapolis are seeking a $16 million rate hike to pay for a proposed electric car sharing program. The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/1lvE34Z ) IPL research analyst Kimberly Berry says in a filing with the Indiana...

  • WVa chemical safe level based on 2 weeks exposure

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When federal officials decided what chemical levels West Virginians could safely consume in water tainted by a January spill, their standard assumed people would be exposed for two weeks, not 100-plus days. Months later, Centers for Disease Control and Protection...

  • Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

    YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline — possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's lobster fishery, scientists say. A University of Maine survey of 11 Gulf of...

  • Splash: Hollywood mermaid Daryl Hannah condemns Keystone XL 'serpent'

    The debate over building the Keystone XL oil pipeline took a weird turn Tuesday when a Hollywood actress famous for playing a comedic mermaid called the economic lifeline the real life embodiment of some legendary “serpent” destined to doom America. “Legend tells of a black snake that...

  • Arch Coal reports wider 1Q loss

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Arch Coal Inc. said Tuesday that its first-quarter loss widened as weaker prices and demand cut into its margins, prompting the mine operator to shave its outlook for shipments of coal used in making steel. The loss was bigger than analysts had expected, and its shares...

  • The oil and gas industry is just like slavery, didn't you know?

    An anti-fracking activist and former Environmental Protection Agency “whistleblower” compared the fossil fuel industry to slavery during a debate Monday at Colorado Christian University. Wes Wilson, who once accused the EPA of shoddy science because of a report showing no evidence that...

  • Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 percent less carbon than gasoline...

  • Tribal chairman says oil production rivals states

    NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — Leaders of North Dakota's Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nations say the tribes' oil production levels are higher than most U.S. states. Tex Hall, chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes, said the more than 1,000 wells in the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation produce more...

  • Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record — except in the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that it was the fourth hottest March in 135 years of records. The...

  • Plaza hotel, NYC face off over bike-sharing rack

    NEW YORK (AP) — A landmarked space across the street from the legendary Plaza hotel is no place for the city's popular bike-sharing system to park some of its electric-blue rides, the hotel's lawyers told a judge Tuesday. But city attorneys said the spot on Grand Army Plaza is just right for...

  • Connecticut OKs wind power rules, ends moratorium

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers broke an impasse over energy policy on Tuesday, approving wind power regulations that end a moratorium on new turbines producing clean energy. The legislature's Regulation Review Committee approved rules that require setbacks, address concerns over...

  • Fermi 2 nuclear plant corrects security lapse

    FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Federal inspectors say a now-corrected security lapse could have allowed unauthorized access to a protected area at DTE Energy's Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan. The Monroe News reported (http://bit.ly/1eZZ1uG ) Monday the Nuclear...

  • Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

    NEW DELHI (AP) — On Everest, everybody knows that the Khumbu Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Icefall in 1921, insisting it was impossible to pass. It is a river of ice, a kilometer (half...

  • Unilever says it will use less plastic per bottle

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Unilever PLC, the producer of countless disposable containers that clutter the landfills of the world, says it is adopting technology that will cut the amount of plastic it needs to use in each bottle by 15 percent. The technology, developed with Zotefoams PLC of Britain,...



From the Weekly Standard

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