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Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica S ...

Central European nations urge US gas exports amid Ukraine crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the possibility that Russia could cut off its supply of gas to Ukraine. Ambassadors from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia ...

County judge throws roadblock in path of Keystone pipeline

A Nebraska judge threw a major hurdle in front of the Keystone XL oil pipeline Wednesday, setting into motion yet another review of the $7 billion project and pushing President Obama's eventual final decision even further down the road. In a long-awa ...

Wind farms more important than eagles to liberals

The golden eagle swooped low, close to the sloping field of yellow brush covering the Altamont Pass, searching for ground squirrels, rabbits and snakes, then soared upward between two giant whooshing wind turbines. In these windswept, rolling hills, ...

Another taxpayer financed green energy firm goes bust

[caption id="attachment_22756" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Failing to heed the lessons of the Solyndra debacle, Energy Department officials kept quiet about their knowledge that a government-backed electric car charger compa ...

In EPA's grip, coal industry is headed to Washington

Besieged by the Obama administration and its host of new environmental regulations, the U.S. coal industry is beginning to fight back. Thousands of miners and their families will descend on Washington on Tuesday for the "Count on Coal" rally, bringin ...

Democrat gives Obama blunt warning on Keystone pipeline

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a freshman Democrat from North Dakota, is ready to take on President Obama over the long-delayed approval for the Keystone XL Pipeline -- and she predicts her side will prevail. "We know that we have the votes here in the Senate; ...

Cameron: Shale gas drilling is safe, will create jobs

As his nation mulls whether to embrace fracking, British Prime Minister David Cameron has launched a full-throated endorsement of the drilling process that's revolutionized the American energy landscape. In a lengthy column for the Daily Telegraph on ...

U.S. gains global competition as shale energy revolution heats up

The United States has been the dominant player in the shale revolution until now, but new estimates of the world's potential shale resources show that Russia, China and developing countries such as Argentina and Algeria could be the biggest winners i ...

Midwest refinery woes pump up gas price pain

Troubles at several oil refineries are driving gasoline prices sharply higher in the Midwest, and the regional shortages are expected to boost pump prices nationwide. While the USA may be dripping in new-found crude oil deposits, and early May suppli ...


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