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  • Letters: The politics of Keystone XL

    Re "Obama's pipeline dilemma," Opinion, Feb. 12 Doyle McManus aptly points out several of the political pros and cons related to President Obama's decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. What he fails to address is the need for fossil fuels to be left...
  • For Obama, procrastination on Keystone XL might be a virtue

    For Obama, procrastination on Keystone XL might be a virtue
    The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline may look like just another example of the partisan divide on Capitol Hill. If only it were that easy. President Obama's dilemma over whether to approve the 1,600-mile pipeline, which would move oil from Canada to...
  • Now, about that improbable Keystone XL pipeline report...

    Now, about that improbable Keystone XL pipeline report...
    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. When the State Department released its environmental report on the Keystone XL pipeline Friday, the timing led me to fear the worst. It’s a strategy bordering on tradition in politics that if you...
  • A gusher of oil money to save an oil tax cut in Alaska

    A gusher of oil money to save an oil tax cut in Alaska
    From the Anchorage Daily News comes the latest accounting of how much the oil industry is spending to save a tax cut it received last year from the generous state government.   As of Feb. 5, the total is $3.5 million, with the lead campaign donors being...
  • Letters: Myth vs. fact on Keystone XL

    Re "The future of Keystone XL," Editorial, Feb. 2 TransCanada hasn't had a spill from our actual oil pipelines. The first Keystone pipeline has safely delivered more than 550 million barrels of oil to U.S. refineries. In 2011 we replaced some fittings...
  • Shell abandons plan for Alaska offshore drilling

    Shell abandons plan for Alaska offshore drilling
    After investing an estimated $5 billion in recent years into oil exploration in the offshore Alaskan Arctic, Shell announced Thursday that it will abandon any renewed drilling effort this year. The company cited a federal appeals court decision last...
  • Shell abandons (for now) Arctic oil drilling. Let's make it permanent.

    Shell abandons (for now) Arctic oil drilling. Let's make it permanent.
    Shell’s decision to give up on Arctic Ocean oil drilling for 2014 is good news for the environment. Now if only the oil companies — and the Obama administration — would give up altogether on the idea of drilling in such a remote and...
  • Chevron profit falls 32% in 4th quarter on lower production, prices

    Chevron Corp.'s profit fell 32% in the fourth quarter on lower oil and gas production and lower prices for refined fuels relative to the cost of crude. The nation's second-biggest oil company Friday reported net income of $4.93 billion on revenue of...
  • Arctic Ocean oil drilling opponents win appeal

    SEATTLE — The U.S. government violated the law when it opened millions of acres of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, possibly delaying plans by companies such as Royal Dutch Shell to drill off the...
  • Crude oil train accidents prompt NTSB safety recommendations

    Crude oil train accidents prompt NTSB safety recommendations
    After four major crashes involving North American trains transporting crude oil, the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued three recommendations intended to protect the public in the event of future derailments, fires and spills. The...
  • State of the Union: What Obama didn't say about energy, environment

    State of the Union: What Obama didn't say about energy, environment
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s discussion of energy and environmental issues in his State of the Union address was notable not just for what he said, but for what he didn’t say. The president largely stuck to issues he had discussed before,...