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  • Local Voices North: May 29 edition

    Local Voices North: May 29 edition
    Letters to the editors from Arlington Heights, Wilmette and Morton Grove. Hillary's ready A letter writer recently stated that America is ready to elect a woman president; however, Hillary Clinton is not that woman. Who then? Sarah Palin?...
  • On the gulf oil spill, BP moves to prolong the courtroom agony

    Running true to form, BP announced today that it will continue its effort to undermine a legal settlement the company itself helped craft by taking its campaign to the Supreme Court. To be precise, BP will appeal rulings from the Fifth Circuit Court...
  • Transport oil by pipeline, not rail

    One would have thought that Jayni Foley Hein — executive director of UC Berkeley's Center for Law, Energy and the Environment — after discussing all the problems associated with transporting crude oil by rail, would have at least mentioned...
  • Obama to decide on Keystone pipeline within months, governors say

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama told the nation’s governors Monday that a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline could come in a matter of months, signaling he did not intend to let a recent court ruling derail his decision on whether to approve the...
  • Project to monitor air pollution near Wilmington refinery

    Project to monitor air pollution near Wilmington refinery
    A new project being launched on Wednesday will bring concerns about air pollution near Southern California oil refineries very close to home. The environmental group Coalition For a Safe Environment earlier this week installed a air-quality monitor on...
  • Keystone XL pipeline: State Dept. didn't violate rules, report says

    Keystone XL pipeline: State Dept. didn't violate rules, report says
    The State Department did not violate conflict-of-interest rules when it chose an outside contractor to conduct an environmental impact study of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the department’s inspector general concluded in a report issued...
  • Monitor on Wilmington home's roof to provide air-quality answers

    Monitor on Wilmington home's roof to provide air-quality answers
    Japheth Peleti has no shortage of unpleasant stories from decades of living across a fence from a sprawling oil refinery. He and his family have contended with rumbling noises that rattle their windows, coped with skunk-like odors, plumes of vapor and...
  • Put more in electricity, not fossil fuels [Letter]

    It makes no sense to invest billions of dollars into such a dead-end technology as oil pipelines which will be obsolete and of ever-declining value over the next dozen years as we burn up yet more and more of our declining fossil reserves ("Keystone XL is...
  • Court slaps down BP's motion to torpedo its own gulf spill settlement

    Court slaps down BP's motion to torpedo its own gulf spill settlement
    No dice, BP.  That's what a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans told the giant oil company in a ruling issued late Monday. The judges rejected BP's motion to block payments to victims of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil...
  • Letters: The politics of Keystone XL

    Re "Obama's pipeline dilemma," Opinion, Feb. 12 Doyle McManus aptly points out several of the political pros and cons related to President Obama's decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. What he fails to address is the need for fossil fuels to be left...
  • Fracking brings oil boom to south Texas town, for a price

    CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas — Just a few years ago this was a sleepy town of 5,600, and people eked out a living from the land. They farmed, worked ranches and leased their property to hunters to make a few dollars. Now, an oil and gas boom is...