Rumors have been circulating this week that the Environmental Protection Agency plans to hire 230,000 employees to monitor new air standards at a cost of $21 billion to taxpayers, but the EPA is calling them a big joke. More »
For 80 years the U.S. has relied on motor-fuel taxes to pay for road repairs, transit systems and highway construction. This system needs an overhaul because soaring fuel efficiency and a poor economy jeopardize the current tax’s fundraising power. More »
The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public hearing on its proposed rules for limiting air pollution at oil and gas wells, including first-time regulations for wells that are hydraulically fractured. More »
Dueling protesters tangled during a raucous hearing in Nebraska over a proposed Canadian oil pipeline that opponents say could harm U.S. drinking water — a claim that supporters say is unfounded and offered by fear-mongering environmental groups. More »
Environmental advocates today asked the Justice Department to investigate whether a TransCanada representative flouted U.S. lobbying rules while working to convince the Obama administration to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. More »
The Barnett Shale natural gas drilling boom has pumped $65.4 billion into North Texas cities and directly, and indirectly, has supported more than 100,000 jobs over the past decade, economist Ray Perryman told the Fort Worth City Council. More »
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