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  • Appeals court says Maryland power-plant deal 'is not permissible'

    A U.S. Court of Appeals panel has upheld a decision that Maryland strayed into federal-only territory when it tried to jump start construction of a power plant with subsidies. The Maryland Public Service Commission, concerned about reliability problems...
  • Don't buy the smear of the EPA

     Don't buy the smear of the EPA
    The nation's worst polluters and their allies have launched a propaganda campaign to convince you that the Environmental Protection Agency's new carbon pollution standards are nothing more than a backdoor energy tax that will kill jobs and cost you money....
  • State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains

    State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains
    Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train. Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...
  • Oil money flowed to Calif. senators who blocked fracking moratorium

    Oil money flowed to Calif. senators who blocked fracking moratorium
    A week after the California Senate rejected a moratorium on fracking in the state, a watchdog group said those who opposed the bill or abstained from voting on it received significantly more campaign money from the oil and gas industry than supporters...
  • Global food prices fall in May for second consecutive month

    Global food prices fell for the second consecutive month in May as the cost of dairy, cereals and vegetable oils declined, according to the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization. An index of international food prices fell 1.2% to 207.8...
  • Pages From Saint John's Bible On View At Knights Of Columbus Museum

    Pages From Saint John's Bible On View At Knights Of Columbus Museum
    Even people who are not religious will be fascinated by the new exhibit on the walls at the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven: pages from the Saint John's Bible with an illuminated manuscript that took 13 years to create. The Saint John's Bible...
  • Occidental to spin off California Resources Corp. by end of 2014

    Occidental Petroleum's Golden State assets will be spun off by year's end into a company called California Resources Corp. The oil and gas giant said Thursday that the subsidiary filed documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in...
  • Flawed drilling gear still in use after BP oil spill, board says

    Design problems with a blowout prevention system contributed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, and the same equipment is still commonly used in drilling four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report issued by the...
  • New Smyrna Beach: Quiet gem at beaches, beyond

    New Smyrna Beach: Quiet gem at beaches, beyond
    Although the signature attraction is 13 miles of white-sand beaches, a visitor can be captivated in New Smyrna Beach without putting toes in the water. Art galleries, museums, antiques shops, history and an array of laid-back bars and eateries compete...
  • Louisiana governor signs law to block suits against oil industry

    Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill Friday to quash a landmark lawsuit brought by a local flood protection agency that sought damages from the oil and gas industry to restore the state’s vanishing coastline. Jindal signed the legislation --...
  • Bobby Jindal's huge favor for his pals in the oil and gas industry

    Despite frantic warnings from legal experts around the country and from his own attorney general, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday signed a bill killing a local coastal agency's lawsuit against the oil and gas industry. What unnerves the experts is...