| Nov 28, 2012
| 11:56 PM
The Salton Sea was a topic of discussion — albeit briefly — in Washington this week, when U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer met with federal officials to discuss the restoration of California’s largest inland body of water.
| Nov 30, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Restaurants, seafood bars and even other shellfish providers are bemoaning the imminent demise of Drakes Bay Oyster Co., a Northern California business said to be responsible for nearly 40% of the state’s oyster production.
| Dec 7, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Recently released emails to the federal Interior Department concerning major failures of its spill cleanup barge are drawing new criticism of Shell Oil's plans to drill in Arctic waters.
The messages were made public after a Freedom of Information Act...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 12:17 AM
What has been described as the first national solar energy plan for public land was just unveiled and Imperial County public lands are included in this so-called Solar Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.
The proposed area in question is 5,700...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 2:27 PM
When Sam Colt put a blue onion dome on his factory in the mid-19th century, it was to make an impression on travelers passing on the Connecticut River. The factory is about to make a good impression again, this time on passengers by car.
| Aug 5, 2012
| 10:00 PM
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is on a two-day energy tour in Alaska with Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota).
On Sunday, they landed in Anchorage after touring various oil and natural gas activities on the North Slope. Among the places they visited...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 1:40 PM
U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar held a press conference in Anchorage today (Monday)-- and immediately stirred up controversy on the always-touchy subject of federal dominion when it comes to drilling in the state.
Salazar said he would like to...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 8:29 PM
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar weighed in on the federal permitting delays surrounding the Point Thomson oil and gas fields -- the largest undeveloped oil and gas fields in Alaska.
It comes a day after Gov. Sean parnell wrote him a letter raising...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 7:26 AM
Reservation oil issues look familiar
The explosion of oil exploration and development on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in western North Dakota looks a lot like the rest of the Bakken play — rapid growth of quality crude oil production, an...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 11:47 PM
Shell Oil is, today (Sunday), close to drilling 2 exploratory wells simultaneously in the Arctic Ocean.
Drilling operations in the Beaufort Sea are currently awaiting the harvest of the third and last whale of the season by Inupiat Eskimoes. Once the...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:55 AM
The Obama administration's move to open the mid- and South Atlantic coasts to offshore oil and gas exploration is scheduled to get a public airing in Annapolis on Wednesday.
The Annapolis session is one of a series being held from Florida to New Jersey...