| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s discussion of energy and environmental issues in his State of the Union address was notable not just for what he said, but for what he didn’t say.
The president largely stuck to issues he had discussed before,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- A long-awaited environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline released Friday by the State Department found the project would have a negligible impact on climate change, bolstering the case for the controversial project as it heads to...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:05 PM
The California Air Resources Board thinks a little friendly competition might inspire Californians to scale back their driving, cut electricity use and take other steps to reduce carbon emissions.
The agency on Thursday announced a second round of the...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:34 PM
SACRAMENTO — Michael Picker, the newest member of the powerful Public Utilities Commission, has a long history with Gov. Jerry Brown: He worked in the governor's mail room during his first term from 1975 to 1977.
"I delivered press releases," said...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:00 AM
A number of environmental groups have expressed opposition to Dominion's proposed export liquefaction facility at its existing LNG import terminal at Cove Point, but the truth is that these critics misperceive the facts or are misrepresenting the project'...
| Feb 2, 2014
The State Department is probably right to conclude, as it did Friday, that the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline project would have a negligible effect on climate change. Even though the extraction of the oil would certainly cause significant pollution,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:44 AM
The nation's debt ceiling is back in the news this week and for all the old, familiar reasons. By month's end, it will need to be raised or the U.S. Treasury will run out of money to pay the country's outstanding bills, and House Republicans are once...
| Feb 9, 2014
Re "The future of Keystone XL," Editorial, Feb. 2
TransCanada hasn't had a spill from our actual oil pipelines. The first Keystone pipeline has safely delivered more than 550 million barrels of oil to U.S. refineries.
In 2011 we replaced some fittings...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:01 PM
California is on track to reach its target for reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, but much tougher choices loom if the state is to meet its goal for the year 2050, state air quality officials say in a new report.
The changes needed to slash...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Federal regulators are missing about 14 million metric tons of greenhouse gas in their annual inventory, most of which likely comes from the nation's growing natural gas industry, according to a new study.
But despite the higher estimate of methane...
| Feb 14, 2014
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...