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15/4/2014
The United States has never exported much crude oil. We use so much of the stuff that we’ve always needed to import it from other countries. But even if we wanted to ship it away, there are laws that ban most all overseas crude exports. Now, as ...   
13/4/2014
Opponents of a proposal to build the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver have packed public hearings and repeatedly pounded a message to port commissioners: cancel the lease with Tesoro Corp. and Savage ...   
12/4/2014
Residents of this isolated mountain valley of terraced cornfields were just going to sleep last April when they were jolted by an enormous roar, followed by a tower of flames. A shock wave rolled across the valley, rattling windows in farmhouses ...   
11/4/2014
California is known for the twin threat of natural disasters from drought and earthquakes, with both phenomena certain to give many residents serious concern. But there is one group that is starting to reap serendipitous marketing ...   
9/4/2014
Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is lobbying for a new law in California that would force energy companies to share as much as $2 billion of the state’s oil wealth with residents. The proceeds would come from an “extraction tax” ...   
8/4/2014
FERNHURST, England -- Europe's newest weapon in the battle of wills with Russian President Vladimir Putin lies buried deep beneath the ancient oaks and rolling green pastures of this quintessentially English village. There, wedged in the ...   
6/4/2014
An unexplained blast this week at a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in rural Washington state, which injured workers, forced an evacuation and raised alarm about a potentially large second explosion, could focus attention on the risk of ...   
3/4/2014
Scientists have long expressed concern about how a lack of data and access to drilling sites prevents a complete scientific assessment of how hydraulic fracturing and oil and gas production affect the climate, environment and public ...   
26/3/2014
Environmentalists using a Keystone XL template to battle natural gas export terminals can draw a powerful parallel between the infrastructure projects -- both would speed up the development of vast fossil fuel pools -- but face longer odds ...   
16/3/2014
Of this, there is no debate: The future of Mexico's oil industry lies offshore, where billions of barrels of crude are locked under the sea floor in the Gulf of Mexico. The country's deepwater frontier is promising, but successfully extracting ...   
15/3/2014
Hydraulic fracturing joins the usual local, state and federal offices on the Johnson County primary ballot Tuesday. In the weeks leading up to the election, the divisive national debate has found its way into homes, cafes and even ...   
4/3/2014
Providing water for our still growing human population is reaching crisis levels. Water is vital for agriculture, energy production and industrial processes worldwide. Floods and droughts in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States ...   
2/3/2014
Just as the world becomes more uncertain, Britain has left itself open to the worst the world can throw at it by becoming a net importer of fuel and a bigger importer of food. If governments are supposed to act as risk managers, ...   
18/2/2014
In January 2011, with air quality worsening in Texas' booming oil and gas fields, state environmental regulators adopted rules to reduce emissions.The industry rebelled. So did the state legislature.A few months later, lawmakers ...   
15/2/2014
DENNIS LITHGOW is an oil man, but sees himself as a manufacturer. His factory is a vast expanse of brushland in west Texas. His assembly line is hundreds of brightly painted oil pumps spaced out like a city grid, interspersed with identical ...   
14/2/2014
For years, natural gas has enjoyed a reputation as the cleanest fossil fuel because it releases less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere when it is burned than coal or oil. With technology that allows companies to extract gas from ...   
14/2/2014
We now have an answer to why global temperatures have risen less quickly in recent years than predicted in climate change models. (It’s necessary to add immediately that the issue is only the rate of that rise, since the 10 hottest years on ...   
13/2/2014
Listening to President Obama's State of the Union address, it would have been easy to conclude that we were slowly but surely gaining in the war on climate change. "Our energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet,' the ...   
13/2/2014
Fracking--the use of hydraulic pressure to crack layers of shale that hold oil and natural gas--is controversial. That’s one thing we know about a debate that mainly focuses on what we don’t know. The most common concern is the contamination of ...   
13/2/2014
A major study released today on one of the most important issues in the fracking debate gives at least a little ammunition to both sides. Fracking for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation. The study concludes that the ...   
6/2/2014
Some of the nation's driest, drought-plagued places have quickly become its busiest hot spots of drilling for shale gas and oil, especially in Texas, Colorado and California. It's a dust-bowl-sized problem likely to become worse, ...   
2/2/2014
The future cleanliness of the Washington region’s drinking water has unexpectedly become a central concern in the national debate over the controversial natural-gas drilling method known as “fracking.”The gas industry is pushing to allow ...   
23/1/2014
For years, Europe has tried to set the global standard for climate-change regulation, creating tough rules on emissions, mandating more use of renewable energy sources and arguably sacrificing some economic growth in the name of saving the ...   
19/1/2014
Countryside campaigners are to try to bridge the ever-growing gap between fracking firms and protestors by providing neutral forums to debate the issues involved in exploiting shale gas and oil. The Council for the Protection of Rural England, ...   
19/1/2014
The broad high prairie of eastern Wyoming and southern Montana was once the bottom of a shallow sea, a rich subtropical swampland for millions of years. Layers of plants began forming peat beds 60 million years ago, later to be buried and ...   

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