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  • Big Oil ramps up lobbying post-BP spill

     
    Tom Hamburger and Julia Love have a must-read on how the oil industry has spent big money on lobbyists since the April 20 disaster at the Deepwater Horizon rig. The American Petroleum Institute, the chief advocacy group for the oil......
  • U.S. Gasoline Demand at Lowest Level in Six Years

     
    A sluggish economy and an overall increase in the fuel efficiency of the U.S. vehicle fleet have reduced demand for gasoline to levels not seen since June 2004, according to the American Petroleum Institute. In June, the U.S. needed 9.18......
  • Why 2 million (promised) green jobs couldn't sell a climate bill

     
    From the early days of the Obama administration, environmentalists believed that they had found the message to carry them to victory in what promised to be a grueling debate over energy and climate policy. It was this: At a time......
  • Gulf oil spill: Reaction to lifting of drilling moratorium is mixed [Updated]

     
    Reaction to the Obama administration's move to lift the 4-month-old moratorium on deep-water drilling was swift Tuesday. The American Petroleum Institute welcomed the move but asked for swift approval of permits: While we are pleased that the Interior...
  • Shell Talks Gas Mileage and Latest Motor Oils

     
    Motor oil is moving ahead to GF-5. Why should you care? Well, it went on sale beginning Oct. 1, it protects engine and emissions components incrementally better than GF-4, and it???s responsible for roughly 0.2 percent better overall fuel economy,......
  • Obama decision on polar bear status closely watched

     
    A long-simmering dispute about government protection of the polar bear has drawn in leading environmental law groups and the country’s most powerful business organizations. Both sides are concerned about the effect that a decision on the bear's status...