| Jan 31, 2012
| 7:32 AM
U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, both Virginia Democrats, again asked the Obama administration to open the state’s coast to oil and natural gas exploration.
In a letter Friday to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar, the pair said that...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:15 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is blowing into B'more Thursday to announce the Obama administration's latest move to boost development of industrial-scale wind energy projects off the mid-Atlantic coast. He'll be joined at the World Trade Center in the...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 6:44 PM
Lighting Maryland homes with power from giant turbines off Ocean City moved closer to reality Thursday as federal officials announced they are ready to go forward with leasing vast areas along the Mid-Atlantic coast for wind farms.
Interior Secretary Ken...
| Sep 12, 2012
Before Vice President Joe Biden left Somerset County Tuesday he made a surprise visit to the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department.
Fire Chief Sean Daniels said firefighters were not aware the vice president was stopping until shortly before the...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:28 PM
Alaska's natural resources continues to stir energy discussions with 2 big developments: Natural Gas and Arctic Drilling.
First, a topic that suddenly seems to be getting more attention than usual:
Proposals for that long-awaited Natural Gas...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 2:07 AM
WASHINGTON — At a July fundraiser in the elegant Mandarin Oriental hotel near Washington's Tidal Basin, President Obama met with some of his most steadfast supporters — two dozen political and business leaders eager to write sizable checks...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 10:30 AM
President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar have worked to restrict access to offshore oil and gas resources by canceling or delaying lease sales and by creating an atmosphere of uncertainly that has left job creators looking for other countries'...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 11:27 AM
Harriet Tubman, Maryland's heroic conductor on the Underground Railroad and early leader for women's rights, may soon get the recognition she deserves if President Barack Obama accepts a proposal by Gov. Martin O'Malley, U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Attention offshore wind developers: Virginia’s coast is officially open for business.
That’s the message the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management delivered Thursday in announcing that wind farms off the Mid-Atlantic coast would pose no...
| Feb 5, 2012
Construction cranes rise like storks 40 stories above the Mojave Desert. In their midst, the "power tower" emerges, wrapped in scaffolding and looking like a multistage rocket.
Clustered nearby are hangar-sized assembly buildings, looming berms of sand...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 1:05 AM
MARSHALL, Minn. - With the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System 65 percent complete, an odd interpretation of "earmark" threatens to leave nine out of 20 partners high and dry.
The Lewis and Clark project was started in 2003 to supply water to 20...