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  • Oil tops $104 on Ukraine fears

    The price of oil rose past $104 per barrel Thursday on worries over the upheaval in Ukraine. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery rose 54 cents to close at $104.30 a barrel in New York. Supplies in the U.S. are ample — the Energy Department reported the biggest gain in stocks in 13 years...

  • Ex BP-employee settles US insider-trading charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former BP employee who was a coordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has agreed to settle federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock. The Securities and Exchange...

  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says that Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to settle violations of federal requirements that call for its contractors to minimize lead dust from home renovations. Lowe's is one of the nation's largest home improvement retailers where homeowners can...

  • Minnesota Pipe Line seeks to expand capacity

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Pipe Line Co. announced plans Thursday to nearly double the capacity of a crude oil pipeline that carries oil from Canada and North Dakota to the two refineries in the Twin Cities that produce most of Minnesota's and much of Wisconsin's transportation fuels. The...

  • AP Photos: A close-up look at fracking

    MEAD, Colo. (AP) — Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver. The hydraulic fracturing operation, also known as "fracking," and others like it pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, mixed with fine sand and...

  • EU warns Russia against using gas for politics

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is warning Russia that interfering with gas deliveries to Ukraine to apply political pressure would backfire by damaging its reputation as a reliable supplier for the EU. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said in a letter on behalf of the...

  • Va.'s largest rooftop solar array to be dedicated

    GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power has completed the installation of the state's largest rooftop solar system. The solar array is atop the Canon Environmental Technology plant in Gloucester. In all, more than 2,000 solar panels have been planted on the roof of the building. The...

  • Federal agencies can't track costs or benefits of National Environmental Policy Act reviews, GAO says

    Federal agencies have little data on the costs and benefits of environmental reviews required by the National Environmental Policy Act, even though thousands of projects requiring the reviews are high-profile and expensive, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office....

  • NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge. Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday that his...

  • Lawmakers outline concerns for gas negotiations

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — House Resources Committee members have signed onto a letter, outlining issues they want Gov. Sean Parnell's administration to keep in mind in negotiating gas project contracts. This assumes passage of SB138, which would set state participation in a liquefied natural gas...

  • California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State. The California Fish and Game Commission...

  • Cattlemen's group won't get involved in Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's dispute with government

    A Nevada cattle rancher group expressed sympathy for embattled cattleman Cliven Bundy in his increasingly tense confrontation with the federal government over grazing rights, but it stopped short of getting involved. "Nevada Cattlemen's Association does not feel it is our place to interfere in...

  • Environmental groups slam Pa. smog proposal as lax

    Environmental groups say Pennsylvania's federally mandated plan to reduce smog would allow coal-fired power plants to emit more pollution than they do now. The state has been working on a proposal to curb ground-level ozone in 17 counties where the federal government says smog levels remain too...

  • Shell holds meeting on Pennsylvania plant proposal

    ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A plan to build a huge new petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania is making progress, Shell Oil Co. officials said Wednesday — but there's still no guarantee the multi-billion dollar project will actually be constructed. That message of optimism and caution was...

  • Climate change cult has to shout louder to be heard amid public skepticism

    The cult centered on “global warming” alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention, and polls show “climate change” barely registers on a list of voters' concerns.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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  • Mitch McConnell, Judicial Activist

    "This is the best Supreme Court, if you’re interested in a free society and in the ability of Americans to participate in the political process with a minimum amount of government restrictions....

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