The North American shale boom has excited petrochemical companies eager for a new era of cheap resources to feed production of plastics that go into everything from diapers to plumbing, executives said Wednesday. More »
With rising gasoline prices fueling election-year political rhetoric, the Obama administration is accelerating moves it can paint as energy-friendly while putting the brakes on some environmental initiatives that opponents could blame for raising costs. More »
Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they expect to take a careful, measured approach to drafting state regulations for allowing a new method of natural gas drilling called fracking, but an existing ban on the activity in North Carolina is likely to remain until 2014 or later. More »
A bipartisan group of lawmakers including three Texans introduced legislation today that seeks to fix what they view as a legally thorny conflict between environmental and electric reliability laws.
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