| May 28, 2014
| 7:01 PM
The state Senate on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to set a moratorium on the oil drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, until a study determines that it does not pose a health risk for the public.
| May 31, 2014
| 7:48 PM
When the Obama administration unveils its much-anticipated proposal to curb power plant emissions, this cornerstone of the president's climate change policy — the most significant environmental regulation of his term — will not be declared...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:39 PM
A $100-million bonanza of crude oil sits in a tanker off the coast of Galveston, Texas, but moving it to shore has become a knotty foreign policy problem.
Late Monday, a federal court ordered U.S. marshals to seize the cargo of the tanker, the United...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:03 AM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:02 PM
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...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:55 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:29 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The decision by a small coastal city in Maine to ban the export of crude oil from its harbor brought threats of lawsuits from the oil industry Tuesday and put South Portland on the front lines of a battle over development of Canada’s huge and...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 12:09 PM
With apologies to Charles Dickens, it was the best of times (for Texas and Oklahoma gas industry aristocrats), it was the worst of times (for the Pennsylvania rabble suffering from the exploitation and destruction of their environment).
In a tale of two...