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  • Major oil and gas firm to list fracking chemicals

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a shift for a major firm; it's unclear if others will...

  • Keystone XL pipeline part of larger Senate fight

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Alison Lundergan Grimes is the latest Democratic Senate candidate to call for building the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the Kentucky secretary of state's move doesn't seem to have cost her support among environmental groups who want to unseat Senate Republican Leader...

  • Editorial cartoons: Pipeline alternatives

    Cartoon by Nate Beeler/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Gas supplies interrupted by Wyoming plant blast

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — It remains to be seen just how much of a lasting natural gas-price spike people in the West will feel after a dramatic explosion and fire at a major gas processing plant in western Wyoming. Luck will insulate consumers from a price spike at least somewhat: The explosion...

  • Tesla's Musk paid $70,000 in 2013

    DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was paid just under $70,000 in 2013. But he could be in line for much, much more. According to a Tesla filing with regulators Thursday, Musk made a base salary of $33,280 in 2013. That was the minimum he was required to make under California law. He...

  • Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry. Americans...

  • Court filing says ship in Texas spill was speeding

    HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless manner. In court documents filed earlier this month, Houston-based...

  • North Dakota finds more radioactive oil waste

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota confirmed Thursday the discovery of a new radioactive dump of waste from oil drilling, and separately a company hired to clean up waste found in February at another location said it removed double the amount of radioactive material originally estimated to be...

  • Maine gets sewage funds, but says it needs more

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With some of Maine's wastewater treatment systems using parts that date back to the Civil War, state officials welcomed $29.7 million in federal loans and grants announced this week to maintain municipal sewage systems and even build a new one — but one called those...

  • Md. installs nesting platform for osprey

    SANDY POINT, Md. (AP) — Maryland transportation officials have installed a nesting platform for a persistent osprey who built nests that blocked traffic cameras by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Maryland Transportation Authority spokesman Tamory Winfield says crews installed a platform Thursday...

  • VIDEO: Democrats lash out at big spenders, big polluters

    Environmental advocates on Capitol Hill are lashing out at the Koch Brothers' influence on American politics, accusing the conservative duo of being polluters and calling for limits on their power.   Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., explains, "The congress has been dominated and influenced too...

  • Obama to reject Keystone XL pipeline, claims Rolling Stone author

    After five years of delays, reviews and excuses, President Obama has apparently “all but decided to deny the permit for the [Keystone XL] pipeline,” according to Rolling Stone author Jeff Goodell. Goodell claimed that Obama's decision really is about politics, despite claims from the...

  • Marathon proposes La. refinery expansion

    GARYVILLE, La. (AP) — Marathon Petroleum Corp. said it is taking the next step toward a potential $2.2 billion to $2.5 billion upgrade to the company's Garyville refinery. The company expects to make a final decision on the project by early 2015. The company plans to file permit applications...

  • Oil near $102 on Ukraine crisis, Libya export woes

    The price of oil rebounded to near $102 a barrel Thursday on worries about tensions in Ukraine and continued concerns about crude exports from Libya and Nigeria. By early afternoon in Europe, U.S. crude for June delivery was up 34 cents to $101.78 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York...

  • Pa. township approves permits for airport drilling

    IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) — Supervisors in a western Pennsylvania township have approved permits for a company to drill for natural gas at Pittsburgh International Airport with almost two dozen conditions. Findley Township supervisors voted 2-1 to approve the conditional use permits but included...



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