| May 15, 2014
| 12:18 PM
No crude oil from a 10,000-gallon spill in Atwater Village entered the L.A. River, officials said Thursday as they continued to clean up the slippery mess.
An L.A. County official said it could take a few days to clean up the spill, which occurred...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Fire burns the Standard Oil Company plant in East Los Angeles....
| May 21, 2014
| 4:43 PM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Calling a "startling" pattern of spills and fires an "imminent hazard," the U.S. Department of Transportation took another small step Wednesday toward addressing the growing risks of shipping oil by rail from the North Dakota region to both coasts....
| May 22, 2014
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...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Federal energy authorities have slashed by 96% the estimated amount of recoverable oil buried in California's vast Monterey Shale deposits, deflating its potential as a national "black gold mine" of petroleum.
Just 600 million barrels of oil can be...
| May 24, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Diesel powered vehicles are becoming more popular with American drivers, but wild fluctuations in the fuel's price could scare some buyers off, despite the fact that a diesel engine can cut their fuel consumption 20 percent or more.
"Car buyers get...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:09 PM
The recent spate of accidents in the U.S. and Canada involving trains carrying crude oil demonstrates that “far too often, safety has been compromised,” the head of the top U.S. transportation safety agency said today.
The amount of crude...
| 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.
| May 5, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling for safer rail shipments of crude oil and better communication with first-responders after the train derailment in downtown Lynchburg that spilled 20,000 gallons of crude into the James River.
In a letter...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:14 PM
There was a packed house last week when the Carson City Council debated whether to extend a temporary moratorium on oil drilling in the city. Residents were divided, and oil giant Occidental Petroleum was pushing to lift the ban.
There were dozens of...