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GreenspaceA long-simmering dispute about government protection of the polar bear has drawn in leading environmental law groups and the country’s most powerful business organizations. Both sides are concerned about the effect that a decision on the bear's status...
Senior WriterGasoline prices have been rising for months and are within striking distance of their 2008 all-time high of $4.11 a gallon. But while oil prices are above $100 a barrel, they're still 24% below their 2008 all-time high. So why is gasoline so expensive,...
Thomas J. Ahrens, a Caltech geophysicist who pioneered the academic use of shock waves to study minerals under high temperatures and pressures such as those found at the center of the Earth, died Nov. 24 at his home in Pasadena. He was 74. The cause of...
The Swampby Jim Tankersley The Interior Department is ending a controversial oil-and-gas royalty program that was the centerpiece of a drug and sex scandal in the federal Minerals Management Service, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said this morning. Testifying...
KickingTiresThe Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed a stricter standard for pollutants that cause smog, a rule that would affect utilities, manufacturers, oil refiners and automakers. The new standard, if approved, would impose moderate to large...
GreenspaceMonday was to be a launch party for supporters of a congressional push to limit greenhouse gas emissions and boost domestic energy production. Sens. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) were to roll out their......
The SwampBy Jim Tankersley Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Ct.) officially rolled out their stab at an energy and climate bill on Wednesday, and the early reception was largely what they'd hoped for: Most environmental groups embraced the plan;.......
Tags: Joe Lieberman, Henry Waxman, White House, Barack Obama, Weather
Tribune reporterChicago and other urban areas across the U.S. would need to clamp down harder on air pollution under tough smog limits proposed Thursday by the Obama administration, which scrapped a George W. Bush-era rule that ignored the latest scientific advice. More...
The SwampResidents of Grand Isle, La. express their frustration with BP Monday. (EPA/Bevil Knapp) by Kim Geiger and Tom Hamburger It was close to 2 a.m. when Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and others on a House-Senate conference committee saw......
Tags: Nick J. Rahall II, Government, Illinois, Energy Saving, Lobbying
The Swampby Jim Tankersley and Jennifer Martinez Oil and gas companies have told the Obama administration that environmental regulations for deep-water drilling rigs do not immediately need to be toughened because the Deepwater Horizon explosion was an...
GreenspaceFar-reaching legislation that would impose new environmental safeguards on offshore drilling, repeal oil industry-friendly provisions of the 2005 Energy Policy Act and hit producers with a new tax to fund conservation programs gained ground in Congress on...
The SwampTom Hamburger and Julia Love have a must-read on how the oil industry has spent big money on lobbyists since the April 20 disaster at the Deepwater Horizon rig. The American Petroleum Institute, the chief advocacy group for the oil......
Tags: Laws, Politics, BP Plc, Lobbying, Energy Resources
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