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  • 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...
  • EPA restricts sulfur in gasoline to help cut auto emissions

    EPA restricts sulfur in gasoline to help cut auto emissions
    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency issued final rules Monday to slash the amount of sulfur in gasoline, which would help cut smog-causing pollution from autos and bring the rest of the country's fuel supply in line with California's...
  • Obama administration issues guidelines on using diesel in fracking

    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...
  • EPA targets oil refineries' emissions into neighborhoods

    EPA targets oil refineries' emissions into neighborhoods
    Oil refineries would be required to cut emissions and begin monitoring levels of toxic air pollutants at their fence lines with neighboring communities under standards proposed Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The rules would...
  • Mixed reactions after U.S. drastically cuts Monterey Shale outlook

    Mixed reactions after U.S. drastically cuts Monterey Shale outlook
    Kim Owens, daughter of an oil rig supervisor who once worked on a fracking crew, now pours drinks for oil workers every day as a bartender at the Foxy Lady in this tiny town 18 miles northwest of Bakersfield. To Owens and many others in Kern County,...
  • State Dept.: Keystone XL would have little impact on climate change

    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...
  • Proposed Canadian pipeline will increase our dependency on foreign oil

    Letter writer Cindy Schild, a spokeswoman for the American Petroleum Institute, claims the Keystone XL pipeline to bring crude oil from Canada is needed to create jobs ("Keystone XL pipeline is a step toward the future", Aug. 22). Environmental effects...
  • Breathing uneasily: Obama retreats on tightening smog standards

    <b>Breathing uneasily: Obama retreats on tightening smog standards</b>
    In a decision that outraged public health experts and environmentalists Friday, President Barack Obama announced that he had directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to do anything further to lower smog in the air until 2013 — after...