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  • 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,...

  • Tesla delivers first China cars, plans expansion

    BEIJING (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. delivered its first eight electric sedans to customers in China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging stations and service centers as fast as it can. Tesla probably will invest several hundred million dollars...

  • Raw: Tesla Delivers First China Cars

    Tesla Motors made its first delivery in China on Tuesday, handing over eight all-electric sedans to eager customers at a launch event in Beijing. (April 22) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Beijing, China - April 22, 2014 1. Tesla chief executive and co-founder Elon Musk walks on...

  • Oil slips to $104 as US crude supplies seen rising

    The price of oil slipped closer to $104 a barrel Monday as investors weighed expectations of rising U.S. crude stockpiles against tensions in Ukraine. By early afternoon in Europe, U.S. crude for May delivery was down 42 cents to $103.95 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile...

  • Deadlines, meetings set ahead of Jan. BP trial

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines leading up to January's trial aimed at determining how much money BP will owe in Clean Water Act fines as a result of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Jan. 20 date for...

  • Democrats, Republicans grapple over Keystone XL impact on Senate races

    Environmental organizations and Democrats say the delay will have little effect in tight Senate races in November, while GOP-aligned groups are arguing it underscores that pro-pipeline Democrats have little power in their party.

  • Communities seeking sustainability designation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirteen communities in the Southeast are hoping to be designated as sustainable communities by the Tennessee Valley Authority. TVA designated 13 locations as Valley Sustainable Communities last year and says 13 more are about to begin the review process. TVA executive...



From the Weekly Standard

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    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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