| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Twenty-two environmental activists who staged a sit-in to protest the expansion of the Keystone XL Pipeline that would bring crude oil from Canada to the United States were arrested as part of a planned protest this morning outside the State Department...
| Jun 23, 2013
Faced with public outrage and congressional pressure, the oil company BP vowed six years ago to develop cutting-edge technology that could sharply reduce toxic mercury discharged into Lake Michigan by its massive refinery about 20 miles southeast of...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:33 AM
Just south of the Chicago Skyway bridge, a dusty byproduct of the Canadian oil boom is piling up in huge black mountains along the Calumet River.
More is on the way. A lot more.
By the end of the year, the oil giant BP is expected to complete work...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:53 PM
The South Coast Air Quality Management District's top brass faced a frustrated crowd at a town hall meeting Wednesday, during which more than 100 South Los Angeles residents criticized the agency's inability to say whether fumes from an oil field are...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
FORT CHIPEWYAN, Canada — In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere." Here in Alberta, the Athabasca River slices through forests of spruce and birch before spilling into a vast freshwater delta and Lake...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:01 PM
WASHINGTON — About sundown one Sunday in September, North Dakota farmer Steven Jensen noticed that his combine was running over wet, squishy earth in a wheat field he was harvesting. When he took a closer look, he saw that oil had coated the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:04 PM
MOSCOW -- Russian officials on Wednesday dropped piracy charges against Greenpeace activists who were jailed last month after protesting oil drilling in the Arctic, charging them instead with hooliganism.
An investigation led officials to issue the less...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:58 PM
WASHINGTON — A new study has detected air pollutants, including carcinogens, in areas downwind of Canada's main fossil fuel hub in Alberta at levels rivaling those of major metropolises such as Beijing and Mexico City.
The study by researchers...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:11 AM
The 710 Freeway in Commerce was fully open Monday morning following a fiery big rig tanker crash over the weekend.
The freeway was open in both directions by 5:11 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
The big rig, carrying an estimated 8,...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:56 AM
BOGOTA -- Colombia’s foreign ministry on Tuesday said it had received no response from Nicaragua to its protest last week Nicaragua of the Central American country’s plan to auction off dozens of offshore oil exploration blocks in disputed...
| Sep 4, 2013
Across the nation, cities are taking advantage of deals for cheaper electricity made possible by low-cost natural gas. But not in five Chicago suburbs and more than 200 other Midwestern towns that made a big bet on coal.
Almost every month, Batavia,...