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  • Scott's environmental plan could be superseded by Amendment 1

    Scott's environmental plan could be superseded by Amendment 1
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is touring the state this week to promote a new environmental plan he intends to push if voters give him a second term in office, including more spending on conservation and heftier fines for polluters. The plan signals...
  • Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing

    Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing
    Eight Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation wrote President Obama Monday urging him to reconsider his administration's plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the mid-Atlantic coast. In a jointly signed letter, the eight...
  • Shine spotlight on oil drilling to ease fears

    Maybe the Dan A. Hughes Co., the Texas-based oil company that ran afoul of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, did the state a favor. The flap it caused while drilling for oil will likely spark a reevaluation of oil-drilling...
  • Florida gets tough on oil driller in the Everglades

    State officials have driven a Texas wildcatter out of Florida, signaling tougher restrictions on oil drilling in the Everglades. Prodded by environmentalists and community activists, the state yanked all drilling permits held by the Dan A. Hughes Co....
  • Exelon profit up despite lower energy prices

    Exelon profit up despite lower energy prices
    Exelon Corp. saw its profits rise 6.5 percent in the second quarter as lower energy prices were partially offset by higher reservation fees it receives from the grid operator for its power and lower income taxes. The nuclear giant on Thursday...
  • Norfolk Southern profits more from fracking, oil and gas industry

    Norfolk Southern profits more from fracking, oil and gas industry
    Norfolk Southern Corp. reported record profit of $562 million, a 21 percent increase, in the second quarter. The RailJournal.com reports that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is helping boost the railroad company's revenue. Revenue increased 9 percent...
  • Following Raymond Chandler's L.A. footsteps on his birthday

    Following Raymond Chandler's L.A. footsteps on his birthday
    In 1932, a 44-year-old oil company employee walked out of the Bank of Italy building at the corner of Olive and 7th streets in Los Angeles for the last time. Raymond Chandler had just been fired from his job for the Dabney Oil Company. It seemed he...
  • Sonic blasts cleared for use off coast of Virginia, surrounding states

     Sonic blasts cleared for use off coast of Virginia, surrounding states
    Using powerful sonic blasts to search for offshore energy resources in ocean waters off Virginia and surrounding states has won formal approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The decision means BOEM can begin granting permits to...
  • Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show

     Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show
    As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show. Although mile-long trains hauling...
  • Safe rail transport of hazardous materials is critical

    Kudos to the Chicago Tribune for the investigative feature story about the number of Bakken crude oil trains running through our region on a weekly basis ("40 crude oil trains a week; Documents show rolling pipelines of flammable liquid often traverse...
  • In North Dakota's oil bonanza, natural gas goes up in flames

    In North Dakota's oil bonanza, natural gas goes up in flames
    Frank and Wanda Leppell once lived on a quiet cattle ranch in the middle of a rolling prairie, the lowing of cattle and the chirping of sparrows forming a pleasant soundtrack to their mornings. No more. Not since the pasture they began leasing in 2009...