Kurds to pump more oil from new fields

Jun 26, 2014

Kurds to pump more oil from new fields

by David Sheppard

Iraq’s self-ruling Kurds outlined plans on Wednesday to swiftly ramp up oil exports now that their forces have taken control of Iraq’s main northern oil fields, a move that could tear up the settlement holding Iraq together since the fall of Saddam Hussein. Kurdish ...

Obama courts peril in carbon rule

Jun 1, 2014

Obama courts peril in carbon rule

A new pollution rule the Obama administration plans to announce Monday will be a cornerstone of the president’s environmental legacy and arguably the most significant U.S. environmental regulation in decades. But it is not one the White House wanted. As with other issues, the ...

Jun 1, 2014

China, India may hinder U.S. steps on warming

by Mark Drajem

U.S. President Barack Obama is set to take his boldest step to halt the rise of the oceans and stop the warming of the planet. But it won’t be enough unless the rest of the world follows. Trimming carbon emissions from U.S. power plants ...

Crude oil pipeline breaks, floods Los Angeles neighborhood

May 16, 2014

Crude oil pipeline breaks, floods Los Angeles neighborhood

A faulty valve at a petroleum pipeline pump station ruptured early on Thursday in an industrial corner of Los Angeles, spewing crude oil 40 feet (12 meters) into the air, onto the roof of a strip club next door, and leaving at least four ...

Keystone XL oil pipeline bogs down U.S. Senate energy bill

May 13, 2014

Keystone XL oil pipeline bogs down U.S. Senate energy bill

A widely popular, bipartisan energy savings bill fell victim in the U.S. Senate on Monday to election-year politics and the Obama administration’s continued indecision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Republicans are united in favor of the pipeline and against new power plant regulations ...