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Study: Fuel hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

BILLINGS, Mont. -- The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an acci ...

Keystone pipeline bill ready for Obama's desk

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-controlled Congress approved a bill Wednesday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure. The House voted 270-152 to send ...

Gas prices rise for 15th straight day

WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- The national average retail price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in the United States has increased for 15 consecutive days, AAA data show Tuesday. Oil prices in the United States were in a free fall last year and in e ...

Senate OKs Keystone Pipeline bill over threat of Obama veto

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate approved the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline 62-36 Thursday, defying a promise by President Obama to veto the bill. Nine Democ ...

Coal country, pondering future without it

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — The rest of the house is just waking as Scottie Sizemore plops down in a rocking chair on his front porch with a cup of coffee. It's midmorning, but the sun has yet to crest the ridge above, where mist clings like clouds that could ...

Berkeley gas pumps to soon feature global warming warning stickers

Long home to progressive politics and local policies, the Bay Area city of Berkeley is set to become the first place in the United States to feature global warming warning stickers on local gas pumps. The city council gave the plan the green light in ...

Perry seeks unlimited natural gas and oil exports

[caption id="attachment_8089" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for unlimited natural gas and oil exports, saying it would help the American economy and aid American allies th ...

States that embraced wind energy having second thoughts

CALUMET, Okla. (AP) — A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for large landowners, especially in rural area ...

Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

[caption id="attachment_9048" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — The governor of the state of Louisiana, a potential Republican presidential candidate, said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has ...

CO governor admits dodging pipeline debate

DENVER -- Gov. John Hickenlooper last week told a roomful of Western gas and oil executives that he hasn't taken a position on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline because he doesn't want to "piss off" fellow Democrats and other powers in Washington, D. ...


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