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  • More offshore oil production would increase economic stimulus

    More offshore oil production would increase economic stimulus
    Through the Great Recession and the slow recovery that has followed, the oil and natural gas industry stands out as a rare bright spot. Creating jobs 40 percent faster than the rest of the economy has a way of doing that. Many Florida families were...
  • U.S. energy renaissance ruffles OPEC

    U.S. energy renaissance ruffles OPEC
    At last month's meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, the 12-nation cartel faced an unusual set of challenges. Global oil prices are on the decline and may soon fall to levels that leave most OPEC countries unable to compete. The...
  • Bill Cassidy defeats Democrat Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race

    Bill Cassidy defeats Democrat Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race
    Republicans capped a banner election year Saturday by ousting Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, completing a rout of once-invincible Democrats from the Deep South. The commanding victory by three-term Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge was...
  • Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California

    Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California
    The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted endangered species protections to the tricolored blackbird, approving the designation on a temporary, emergency basis. The reason: Statewide surveys show the tricolored blackbird population...
  • Chicago City Council ethanol bill has been a bounty for lobbyists

     Chicago City Council ethanol bill has been a bounty for lobbyists
    Major U.S. industries have lined up heavy hitting lobbyists over influential Ald. Ed Burke's proposal to require scores of Chicago gas stations to offer fuel with higher levels of ethanol. The battle has been brewing for months, pitting big...
  • Kentucky, fearing impact of carbon power rule, urges EPA to rethink proposal

    WASHINGTON Officials with the state of Kentucky say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to rethink a carbon-pollution rule that could have the "most significant and far-reaching impact to environmental and energy policy that we have seen in...
  • To Japan, Pearl Harbor is just another battle in a decades-long war

    TOKYO For Americans, Sunday is the 73rd anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese sneak attack on the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, the air raid on the Hawaiian base that killed 2,403 Americans and drew the United States into World War II. But with...
  • Louisiana voters decide fate of Mary Landrieu, and Democrats in South

    Louisiana voters trooped to the polls on a sodden Saturday with history on their ballots. At stake: whether to reelect the last Democratic U.S. senator left in the Deep South and, in a classic echo of the state’s picaresque political past, if a...
  • How the PSC is letting you down (again)

    How the PSC is letting you down (again)
    Here's the really short version of how the latest big decision about our power bills played out in Tallahassee: Power companies: Hey, Florida, remember when we said we wanted to help customers save energy by encouraging rooftop solar panels? Florida:...
  • Dunmore town where blast killed 86-year-old site of prior natural gas explosions

    DUNMORE — The Dunmore neighborhood rocked by a natural gas explosion Thursday has experienced at least two others dating back more than a century. Possibly the deadliest residential gas explosion in the area's history, and certainly one of the...
  • Focus on top spots to boost US oil output even as well permits fall

    U.S. energy firms are swiftly shifting drilling rigs away from less productive areas and hunkering down in sweet spots of North Dakota and Texas shale oil fields as they try to lift output and cut costs in response to the toughest crude market in years....