| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train.
Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:51 PM
The Canadian government approved Tuesday the construction of a controversial pipeline that will connect Alberta's vast tar sands to the Pacific coast and growing Asian markets.
The Northern Gateway pipeline will carry 525,000 barrels of oil products a...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Arsonists torched four restaurants, bars and an auto dealership. A bomb threat evacuated a hospital. Bodies turned up, including a headless one at someone's door and a man snatched from the Wal-Mart store and dumped in a field. Gun battles raged within...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Barack Obama threatened U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Thursday against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria.
Iraqi Kurdish forces took advantage of the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Gas prices climbed in most parts of the country the past week as fighting among ethnic groups continued in Iraq, increasing worries that a prolonged conflict could spread to other countries and disrupt oil production. The national average for regular........
| Jul 18, 2014
If it seems like you're shelling out less for gasoline than in the recent past, it probably isn't just wishful thinking. Steady, widespread declines in pump prices during July have lowered the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded......
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
California's landmark climate change law, AB 32, has created a promising cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases that has put the state on track to meet its emissions goals for 2020, kick-started the state's green technology industry and generated...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Letters to the editors from Arlington Heights, Wilmette and Morton Grove.
A letter writer recently stated that America is ready to elect a woman president; however, Hillary Clinton is not that woman.
| Mar 13, 2014
Rick Perry is coming back to town.
The Texas governor will be in Los Angeles next week to try to persuade local corporations to relocate to the Lone Star State. This is his third swing through the Southland since last year, and Texas this time around...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:25 PM
BP, the petroleum giant, has more than doubled its estimate of how much crude oil it spilled this week into Lake Michigan, a source of drinking water for some 7 million people in Chicago and its suburbs.
On Monday, BP reported the spill into the lake...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:27 PM
When Sen. Mary L. Landrieu assumed the chairmanship of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee this year, it was a major boon to her difficult reelection campaign—placing her in a prominent position to aid her state’s oil and...