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  • Tougher smog standards: New EPA proposal would lower limit to 60-70 parts per billion

    Chicago and other urban areas across the U.S. would need to clamp down harder on air pollution under tough smog limits proposed Thursday by the Obama administration, which scrapped a George W. Bush-era rule that ignored the latest scientific advice. More...
  • US Is Toughening Scrutiny Of Deepwater Drilling

    US Is Toughening Scrutiny Of Deepwater Drilling
    The government said Monday it is toughening environmental reviews for all new deepwater oil drilling, ending an easy path to oil riches that allowed BP to drill its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico with little federal scrutiny. The step is meant to...
  • AP Investigation: Bad Cement Jobs Plague Offshore Rigs

    AP Investigation: Bad Cement Jobs Plague Offshore Rigs
    The tricky process of sealing an offshore oil well with cement - suspected as a major contributor to the Gulf of Mexico disaster - has failed dozens of times in the past, according to an Associated Press investigation. Yet federal regulators give...
  • Obama to launch ocean initiative

    Obama to launch ocean initiative
    President Obama on Monday is set to create a national stewardship policy for America's oceans and Great Lakes, including a type of zoning that could dramatically rebalance the way government regulates offshore drilling, fishing and other marine...
  • Dems to Bush: Drop dead on oil drilling

     
    by Frank James House Democrats responded to President Bush's proposal to end the moratorium on drilling for oil offshore as well as in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by telling the president to drop dead, although they used a......
  • U.S. Gas, Oil Demand Falls Dramatically in 2008

     
    So, here???s some good news ??? or bad, depending on your point of view: U.S. demand for oil decreased dramatically over the past year. According to the American Petroleum Institute, demand for oil shrank to the lowest levels since 2003.......
  • Bush's polar bear rule stays

     
    By Jim Tankersley The Interior Department today let stand a Bush administration policy that bars the federal government from considering the effects of global warming on polar bears and other protected species, a move that upset environmentalists and...
  • Salazar: Scandal-ridden program closed

     
    by Jim Tankersley The Interior Department is ending a controversial oil-and-gas royalty program that was the centerpiece of a drug and sex scandal in the federal Minerals Management Service, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said this morning. Testifying...
  • EPA Proposes New Smog Standard

     
    The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed a stricter standard for pollutants that cause smog, a rule that would affect utilities, manufacturers, oil refiners and automakers. The new standard, if approved, would impose moderate to large...
  • Obama and senators seek climate compromise

     
    President Obama convened a meeting of more than a dozen Democratic and Republican senators this afternoon to discuss energy and climate legislation. Unlike some other recent White House bipartisan policy summits you may recall recently, there were no...
  • U.S. Gas Demand Hits All-Time High in March

     
    Serving as a sign of both economic recovery and harbinger of troubles that lie ahead, demand for gasoline in the U.S. hit an all-time high in March. U.S. refineries produced more than 9.3 million barrels of gas per day, which......