The Obama administration said Thursday it will consider new routes for the Keystone XL oil pipeline to avoid ecologically sensitive areas of America’s heartland — a move that would delay a final decision on the controversial project until after the 2012 election.
A federal task force studying ways to boost the safety of natural gas drilling says today its members are disappointed that the federal government, state regulators and industry leaders haven’t heeded their advice. More »
The State Department may be considering a plan to study a possible rerouting of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline — which could delay a final decision on the project by at least a year. Project supporters, including the oil industry’s leading trade group, are crying foul. More »
The executive in charge of a proposed transnational oil pipeline told Nebraska lawmakers Thursday that attempts to block the project with legislation are “fundamentally unfair,” given his company’s cooperation with state and federal authorities.
A major donor to President Barack Obama discussed with White House officials a solar energy company that received a half-billion dollar federal loan and later went bankrupt, newly released emails show. More »
Like many others, we have mixed feelings about the likely return of BP to oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico. This had better not be the same old BP that had a deserved reputation for arrogance and dangerous risk-taking across the energy industry. More »
A huge oil discovery by the Spanish company Repsol has sharply boosted Argentina’s potential to cash in on energy and could eventually attract an infusion of investment to exploit the shale oil. More »
U.S. wind turbine sales may “fall off a cliff” unless lawmakers extend tax credits supporting the market beyond 2012, said Ditlev Engel, chief executive officer of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the biggest maker of the machines. More »
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