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  • As Greenpeace activist sits in Russian jail, family waits and worries

    As Greenpeace activist sits in Russian jail, family waits and worries
    The irony is cruel for Lara Litvinov. Nearly half a century ago, she and her brother, Dima Litvinov — children in a family with a long history of civil disobedience — were living in exile with their parents in Siberia. When the family...
  • Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]

    Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]
    Imagine somebody offered you a deal. First, you have to agree to take a pay cut at your job. Second, you have to agree to pay more for basic necessities such as food and electricity. Third, you have to breathe dirtier air and live next to a dirtier...
  • Federal regulators fine ExxonMobil for Arkansas oil leak

    WASHINGTON – Federal regulators have fined ExxonMobil $2.6 million for spilling 210,000 gallons of oil into an Arkansas subdivision and lake inĀ  March, citing a string of safety lapses by the oil giant going back more than a decade. The penalty...
  • Brazil poised to become a top oil producer by 2035

    Brazil is poised to triple oil production in the next two decades and become a top producer by 2035 if the country can develop its massive offshore reserves. Brazil could jump to No. 6 on the world's top producer list by 2035, up from 12th currently,...
  • Railroad industry urges upgrade in oil tank car safety

    Railroad industry urges upgrade in oil tank car safety
    After a series of fiery crashes involving trains hauling crude oil, the railroad industry called on the federal government Thursday to significantly strengthen safety standards for new tank cars and require retrofitting of the nation's huge fleet of...
  • Several Greenpeace activists granted release on bail in Russia

    Several Greenpeace activists granted release on bail in Russia
    MOSCOW -- A court in St. Petersburg ruled Monday that three Greenpeace activists arrested in the Arctic could be released on bail, but denied a similar request by an additional member of the environmental group. Those ordered released on $66,000 bail...
  • Emanuel signals crackdown on piles of refinery waste

    Emanuel signals crackdown on piles of refinery waste
    With more dusty petroleum coke piling up on the Southeast Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested Tuesday that the city might require the black mountains of refinery waste to be enclosed for the first time. In an email response to questions from the Tribune,...
  • Strict scrutiny for fracking

    Strict scrutiny for fracking
    Gov. Jerry Brown has released draft regulations to govern fracking in California that very closely follow the lines of a bill passed this year by the Legislature. The problem is that the bill itself, though better than nothing, is not strong enough to...
  • Commentary: Offshore fracking poses environmental risks

    A new study of hazardous hydraulic fracturing chemicals used in offshore oil wells in Southern California reveals the dangers of fracking to wildlife and human health, according to the Associated Press. My organization's analysis of chemicals used in...
  • Harry F. Reid Jr., synthetic lubricant expert

    Harry F. Reid Jr., synthetic lubricant expert
    Harry F. Reid Jr., who was internationally known for his work with synthetic lubricants, died Nov. 17 of pneumonia at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. He was 96. Harry Fairfax Reid Jr. was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated in 1935...
  • California billionaire on crusade against Keystone pipeline

    California billionaire on crusade against Keystone pipeline
    WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund executive and environmental activist from San Francisco, chose his venue carefully. “It is here President Obama drew his own personal line in the sand,” Steyer said as he convened a...