Federal prosecutors have requested records including Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s maps, reports and emergency plans in a broad inquiry into last year’s blast that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes. More »
Soaring crude prices and other factors are lifting oil majors’ first-quarter profits, igniting the ire of politicians and activists who accuse the industry of profiteering while Americans pay nearly $4 a gallon for gasoline. More »
A blowout in the Chukchi Sea lease could result in a spill of more than 58 million gallons of oil into Arctic waters, federal regulators say. That’s about a quarter of the Deepwater Horizon spill, but far more than Shell Oil – the major leaseholder in the area – says it could handle under its response plan. More »
The town will continue to monitor air quality as an electric company cleans off salt, dust and other debris that can cause ceramic insulators to short-circuit. The debris normally is washed away by rain, which has been scarce during the continuing drought. More »
Fresh from a taxpayer-funded trip to China with a bipartisan group of senators, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said China is on course to outpace America in its efforts to produce renewable and clean energy. More »
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