11.14.14

Republican-controlled House passes legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline

Congress inched closer Friday to a possible showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL oil pipeline as the Republican-controlled House approved the project. Supporters in the Democratic-run Senate predicted they will get the 60 votes needed to pass it next week

 

11.14.14

House approves Keystone XL pipeline, Senate up next

U.S. House approved legislation, 252-161, for the ninth time to authorize construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline

 

11.12.14

House, Senate to vote on Keystone XL pipeline

The two lawmakers locked in the runoff contest, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) and Rep. Bill Cassidy (R), seized control of the congressional agenda Wednesday, extracting assurances from House and Senate leaders that votes will be held to bypass President Obama’s authority and authorize construction of the pipeline.

 

10.29.14

Short film gives viewers a tour of Pennsylvania's most drilled county

Bradford, PA County Commissioner Doug McLinko shows viewers the reality of hosting hydraulic fracturing operations.

 

10.22.14

New Poll Finds Americans, Montanans Concerned About Proposed EPA Power Plant Regulations

"EPA's push to implement one of the most complicated and costliest rules in history is creating real concerns across the country that should not be ignored," said U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy President and CEO Karen Harbert. "This poll affirms what we're hearing from states, businesses and families that will be forced to comply. The EPA should heed these concerns and abandon its current approach, which will bring negative consequences for our entire economy with very little environmental benefit in return."

 

10.16.14

Voice of the Reader: Let's go full throttle on energy development

The ballots are out and Nov. 4 is approaching. Let's vote for leaders with the resolve to make our country energy-independent and strong again.

 

09.26.14

Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of the U.S.

Gas prices continue to decline across the country, following the usual post-Labor Day holiday.

 

09.21.14

Voice of the reader: Keystone pipeline could free up freight cars

Service has drastically diminished, and railroads are doing little to help correct the problems even though the railroads documented over $26 billion in investments in new track and capital improvements.

 

09.16.14

Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells.

 

09.16.14

Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.