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  • Obama administration proposes offshore Atlantic drilling

    Obama administration proposes offshore Atlantic drilling
    The Obama administration proposes to allow oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast for the first time in over 30 years, drawing fire from environmentalists and many East Coast lawmakers about the potential for spills that could harm the Chesapeake Bay...
  • Former opponent touts nuclear power at Chicago event

     Former opponent touts nuclear power at Chicago event
    Not too long ago Carol Browner would have sided with the activists clad in white hazmat suits protesting nuclear power outside the City Club's lunch Tuesday in downtown Chicago. Instead, Browner, the former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
  • Marcellus Shale gas important for Pa.

    Marcellus Shale gas important for Pa.
    We cannot underestimate the importance of the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania and in our lives. Oil and gas production is a huge job creator and revenue generator in our state. The Marcellus Shale industry added 44,000 Pennsylvania jobs,...
  • Obama signals opening up Atlantic Ocean to drilling for first time, removes areas off Alaska

    The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska. The proposal...
  • Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Tuesday opened the door to oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in decades. The Interior Department announced it was moving toward holding a lease sale in the middle and south Atlantic,...
  • Plunging oil prices choke off boom in Bakersfield

    Plunging oil prices choke off boom in Bakersfield
    Each year, the American Assn. of Drilling Engineers hosts a meeting here affectionately called the Liar's Club. A cocktail-fueled crowd hears oil companies' well-drilling and production forecasts — estimates often so grandiose everyone understands...
  • Forget the falling price, US oil industry renews push to lift ban on exporting US oil

    Never mind dropping oil prices. U.S. producers are pushing harder than ever for the right to sell U.S. crude oil overseas. It might seem counterintuitive: Oil prices are as low as they have been at any point since 2009 and the height of the Great...
  • Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching: DNR survey

    Coral rely on algae for food and their survival. So when the stress of warmer-than-average ocean temperatures prompted many of Hawaii's corals to expel algae last year — a phenomenon called bleaching because coral lose their color when they do...
  • Brochin pushes 'rain tax' repeal, fracking ban

    Brochin pushes 'rain tax' repeal, fracking ban
    Much of the talk in Annapolis so far has been on the budget, but two hotly disputed environmental issues loom.  Bill have already been introduced to repeal of the so-called "rain tax" and to ban "fracking," or hydraulic fracturing, for natural gas in...
  • Gov. Wolf signs order barring drilling of new oil, gas wells in state forests, parks

    Gov. Wolf signs order barring drilling of new oil, gas wells in state forests, parks
    HARRISBURG — Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an order Thursday banning new drilling leases on public land, ending a short-lived effort by his Republican predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock...
  • Obama fires first in coming 'battle royal' over Atlantic drilling

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama moved Tuesday to open the Atlantic Ocean to drilling, beginning a mammoth battle over the environmental effects and raising the question of how much oil and gas lies under the sea and whether it's even economical for it...