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  • What you need to know about oil

    What you need to know about oil
    What do those cryptic number-and-letter combos on the oil container mean? Does it matter whether you use 10W-30 or 5W-20? Can your car really tell the difference between conventional oil and synthetic oil? I mean, c'mon, it's engine oil not Cabernet...
  • On the Chicago Keystone Pipeline Protest

    On the Chicago Keystone Pipeline Protest
    On Wednesday, President Obama was in town for a fundraiser, and I headed down to the Hilton Chicago on South Michigan to cover the Keystone protest. A couple things: 1) It’s telling that despite the supposed scandals engulfing the president, I...
  • Obama appoints new energy and climate change advisor

    WASHINGTON — Dan Utech, a long-time Washington insider, has been named as President Obama’s new advisor on energy and climate change, a White House official said. Utech came to the Obama administration in 2010 and currently serves as the...
  • EPA proposes cut to renewable fuel blend

     EPA proposes cut to renewable fuel blend
    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new standards for the amount of plant-based fuel to be added to gasoline and diesel next year and, for the first time, reduced the mandated volume in response to mounting criticism that the...
  • California billionaire on crusade against Keystone pipeline

    California billionaire on crusade against Keystone pipeline
    WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund executive and environmental activist from San Francisco, chose his venue carefully. “It is here President Obama drew his own personal line in the sand,” Steyer said as he convened a...
  • Review opens door to assessing oil reserves in Atlantic

    Review opens door to assessing oil reserves in Atlantic
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration laid out a framework on Thursday for assessing the amount of crude off the Atlantic coast, another step toward possibly allowing oil production in an area that has been out of reach for decades. The plan was...
  • Obama administration issues guidelines on using diesel in fracking

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday moved to exert more control over the injection of diesel fuel deep underground to extract oil and natural gas, its first foray into addressing the potential contamination of water from the...
  • State Dept.: Keystone XL would have little impact on climate change

    WASHINGTON -- A long-awaited environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline released Friday by the State Department found the project would have a negligible impact on climate change, bolstering the case for the controversial project as it heads to...
  • EPA likely to miss smog rule deadline... again

    EPA likely to miss smog rule deadline... again
    The Obama administration, facing withering criticism from business that onerous environmental rules are behind the stalled economy, looks poised to miss another key deadline for new standards to clean up smog, according to lobbyists and environmentalists....
  • Keystone XL pipeline, bringing oil from Canada, is a step toward the future

    Civil disobedience on behalf of causes we believe in is a time-honored American tradition ("Going to jail for the environment," August 22). Another time-honored American tradition is keeping an open mind about the issues, listening to different views...
  • Pipeline or no, oil is not the future

    Of course, the representative of the American Petroleum Institute would promote a tar sands oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. ("Keystone XL pipeline is a step toward the future," Aug. 25). Unfortunately, this is not, as the headline says, "a step...