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  • Louisiana Democrat highlights independence from Obama in new ad

    Louisiana Democrat highlights independence from Obama in new ad
    When Sen. Mary L. Landrieu assumed the chairmanship of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee this year, it was a major boon to her difficult reelection campaign—placing her in a prominent position to aid her state’s oil and gas industry and strengthening her argument to voters that her seniority is an asset.
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski: Alaska 'road to nowhere' is actually a lifesaver

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski: Alaska 'road to nowhere' is actually a lifesaver
    To a non-Alaskan unfamiliar with the harsh realities of living in remote corners of the nation's largest state, the proposed link of two small towns whose populations barely total 1,000 people may seem like a "road to nowhere." Unfortunately, former...

    Severe drought? California has been here before

    Severe drought? California has been here before
    The skinny rings of ancient giant sequoias and foxtail pines hold a lesson that Californians are learning once again this winter: It can get very dry, sometimes for a single parched year, sometimes for withering decades. Drought has settled over the...

    Two solar projects approved on public lands in California and Nevada

    Two solar projects approved on public lands in California and Nevada
    Federal officials have announced the approval of two solar projects on public land in California and Nevada. The projects are expected to generate about 550 megawatts of renewable energy, or enough to power about 170,000 homes, the Interior Department...

    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...