| Jun 22, 2010
| 4:33 PM
U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman, who abruptly halted President Obama's deep-water drilling moratorium Tuesday, held stock in the company that owned the Deepwater Horizon rig, according to his 2008 disclosure form, the latest available. His...
| May 9, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Lawsuits brought by government and private parties to address damage done to the environment became a necessary fact of life in this country long ago. In a perfect world, perhaps nobody would pollute — or at least those who did would immediately and...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 6:31 AM
Many area land owners who signed mineral rights leases over the last year believe they are victims of fraud and now they want answers.
After months of growing frustrations, many in Charlevoix and Emmet counties are preparing to file lawsuits against...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 9:48 AM
An attorney representing one of the major gas companies accused of backing out of mineral rights leases in Northern Michigan, said civil lawsuits against the company are without legal merit.
Steve Barney of the Petoskey law firm, Plunkett Cooney,...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:14 AM
It's difficult to build an NBA arena that stands out from the pack.
In sharp contrast to the sport of baseball — which enables architects to create quirky outfield dimensions and venues that sometimes employ retractable roofs — basketball...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Anyone who drives on I-35W knows the gridlock is, virtually, constant. TxDOT is getting ready to expand, but some in Fort Worth say the plan comes too close to home.
"It's peaceful and it's just home," said Lazell Banowsky, who lives in Fort Worth's...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 10:41 AM
Michigan recently took a step toward fracking transparency when the state required energy companies to post reportable levels of hazardous chemicals used in fracking online, where residents can easily access them.
The Michigan Office of Oil, Gas and...
| Dec 12, 2011
As oil companies consider drilling new wells in the area, some Kansans are learning about a contorvertial production technique called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”. The process involves fracturing rocks to create passageways for oil and...
| May 31, 2011
What does Tiger Woods have to do with your happiness and productivity at work?
Surprisingly, quite a bit. Tiger Woods recently dropped out of golf's top 10 world rankings for the first time in 14 years. His descent has shocked the golf world, but it...
| Jun 1, 2011
As baby boomers begin to approach traditional retirement age, the workforce is aging rapidly. But not all industries are aging at the same rate. Some companies employ significantly more older workers than others.
Just over a quarter (26 percent) of...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 7:40 AM
CHARLEVOIX — A Charlevoix County District Court judge dismissed a landowner lawsuit that sought payment for an oil and gas lease that was rejected.
Last week, District Court Judge Richard May dismissed the case that involved a proposed lease...