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  • Coal, gas drilling waste plant closes, leaves mess

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A company that treated wastewater from coal mines and gas drilling operations near Pittsburgh has closed, and state officials are scrambling to clean up a mess that's still there. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection spokesman John Poister says the majority of...

  • Duke ordered to test near homes for coal chemicals

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's environmental agency has ordered Duke Energy to install monitoring wells in a residential neighborhood outside Asheville to determine whether toxic chemicals from the company's coal ash pits are contaminating homeowners' drinking water. During tests at...

  • 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...

  • America's response to Iraq should begin with approving Keystone XL

    With the lightning advance of ISIS' jihadist army to the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq is falling into chaos. The country's Shiites are mobilizing militias to fight the Sunni terrorists, while the nation faces a good possibility of some sort of Iranian intervention. Regardless of who ultimately...

  • Energy investments face a changing climate

    The opening bell has sounded for investors concerned about climate change.

  • Obama's war on coal will cost U.S. $1 trillion in new technology growth

    In the nation's capital, our president appears to be leading a one-man parade of his own to force an ill-conceived emissions-reduction plan onto the American people in hopes other nations will follow.

  • Put these 2015 weather predictions on your refrigerator door!

    This coming winter will be the coldest winter (late 2014 and early 2015) on modern record. Stock up on firewood now. Snowfall records will be set in Europe and the U.S. Natural gas prices will continue to drop anyway but home heating oil, gasoline, and coal prices will increase. The storms...

  • How the EPA's empire-building got in the way of its science

    The Environmental Protection Agency is completely bipartisan in only one respect: its uncontrollable rogue insistence on empire-building.

  • Government is why drilling permit approvals are slower than molasses, IG says

    In other shocking news: The federal government is impeding productivity. The Bureau of Land Management is taking its time to approve oil and gas drilling permits on federal and Indian lands, according to new report from the Department of the Interior's inspector general. Though federal law...

  • Coal company uses glitch to swing for the fences against EPA rule

    A large coal company's petition against the EPA's proposed emissions rule for power plants is a legal swing for the fences, but a decades-old discrepancy in a technical amendment to the Clean Air Act might give it a chance.

  • Obama mocks Republicans as he pushes economics of climate change

    President Obama is on a campaign to make climate change an economic issue, and to nail home the point he's embarrassing Republicans who deny or are skeptical of the contributions humans make to a warming planet. "Folks will tell you climate change is a hoax or a fad or a plot. It’s a liberal...

  • How Obama gave hope to supporters of oil exports

    The Commerce Department has made a quiet decision to allow a pair of companies to send abroad minimally processed, ultra-light oil known as condensate. The ban on oil exports was created to enhance U.S. energy security in the wake of the 1970s Arab oil embargo.

  • House approves speeding up natural gas exports

    The exports would go to nations that lack free-trade agreements with the U.S. Forty-six Dems joined Republicans to pass the bill, 266-150, while two Republicans opposed it. 

  • President Obama is giving America the John Beale style of government

    If there's one takeaway from the John Beale saga, it's that our federal bureaucracy has grown far too powerful, and there's not nearly enough oversight and transparency to keep it in check.



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