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  • Officials: No evidence brine in bay after ND spill

    MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — A company official says the path of saltwater that spilled from a pipeline in western North Dakota extends for nearly 2 miles and has left behind a 200-yard-long stretch of dead vegetation. But Miranda Jones, vice president of environmental safety and regulatory at...

  • Cleanup area extends nearly 2 miles after ND spill

    MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — The path of brine spilled from an underground North Dakota pipeline extends nearly 2 miles down a steep ravine, but dead vegetation is limited to about 200 yards from the source of the spill, a company official said Thursday. Miranda Jones, vice president of...

  • Oil rises for first time in 2 weeks, near $103

    The price of oil bounced back late Thursday and rose for the first time in two weeks. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery gained 64 cents to $102.93 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, rose 54 cents to $109.01 on the ICE Futures...

  • Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion. Some powerful agriculture interests want to...

  • Texas company proposes oil pipeline through Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Texas company wants to build a 1,100-mile pipeline that would cut diagonally across Iowa from northwest to southeast and carry millions of gallons of crude oil a day extracted from western North Dakota's oil fields. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP said the...

  • U.S., China strike climate-change agreements

    Secretary of State John Kerry hopes he has found a partner to take to the climate-change dance, and her name is China.

  • Oil prices continue to fall as supplies grow

    The price of oil continued to fall Thursday, trading below $102 a barrel as the outlook for supply remained robust. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 34 cents to $101.95 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent...

  • Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility

    TOKYO (AP) — Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there's an additional factor: better paying jobs in the feel good solar energy industry. Engineers and other...

  • Nuclear site workers test thousands of air samples

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — About 12,000 air samples taken on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this year after more than three dozen workers reported being sickened by chemical vapors have failed to find a cause for the problem, Hanford officials said Wednesday. But Hanford officials said that...

  • This 50-year-old conservation program could run out without GOP support

    The Land and Water Conservation Fund, which gets its funding from federal offshore oil and gas revenue, is running up against the clock. The Obama administration and its environmental allies need the support of GOP lawmakers to keep it alive. 

  • Proposed EPA water rule lights up Capitol Hill fireworks

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy described the haranguing her agency has received over its proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule this way: "Just ludicrous."

  • Why the former Ice Age became global warming, then climate change

    On June 23, the Supreme Court laid down a small speed bump on the highway leading from "carbon pollution" control to climate nirvana.

  • Allowing crude oil exports will benefit Americans

    President Obama and his energy team are testing the waters on crude oil exports.

  • Feds bring back loan guarantees for renewable energy

    It's a restart of the federal program that garnered heavy Republican criticism for backing a handful of failed ventures, most notably the $535 million loan guarantee awarded to now-bankrupt solar panel-maker Solyndra.

  • Iraq's oil potential goes untapped

    Anxiety over the turmoil in Iraq disrupting oil output is easing as Iraqi forces push back against the Sunni extremist insurgency, but long-term fears remain that the instability could cause painful aftershocks -- especially if it scares off multinational oil companies that had begun investing in...



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