Oil, Gas, Coal and Emissions
Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
By Cheryl Chen Epoch Times Staff Created: November 1, 2011 Last Updated: November 14, 2011 Since refinery oil prices have dropped in China, the two state-owned giants, PetroChina and Sinopec, have been controlling fuel supply, causing shortages at privately owned gas stations. (AFP/Getty Images)
October 9, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list:
June 15, 2011 Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday introduced legislation to make federal commodity regulators halt excessive oil speculation that has driven up gasoline prices.
COMMENTARY | September 29, 2011
How many times can a corporation break the law and continue to exist? Inside the fight to revoke Massey Energy’s corporate charter. posted Sep 20, 2011 Memorial to the miners who died in the Upper Big Branch disaster. A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices and some politicians like to refer to corporations as “persons.”
Organizers are aiming for 350 participants to bike, walk or car pool to the Prairie Path in Villa Park on Saturday, Sept. 24.
In a recent Op-Ed by U.S.
Israel is looking to get in on the oil shale - tar sands act, BBC News reports. The article, though mentioning environmental concerns about this so-called unconventional source of oil, essentially soft peddles these and instead focuses on how much oil could be extracted: "Israel is sitting on enough shale to produce around four billion barrels of oil, enough at today's usage to keep the country in oil for more than 40 years."
Updated 2011-03-09 11:52 AM In this Jan. 22, 2010 photo, antelope graze not far from gas drilling rigs in western Wyoming's Upper Green River Basin, where ozone levels that month exceeded the worst days in major U.S. cities in 2009. Local residents complain of runny eyes, nosebleeds and shortness of breath and say the air is hazy. Gas industry officials say they're taking steps to reduce air pollution. Rural Wyoming, known for breathtaking vistas, now has worse smog than Los Angeles because of its boom in natural gas drilling. Residents who live near the gas fields in the state's western corner are complaining of watery eyes, shortness of breath and bloody noses, reports the Associated Press.
Published: Friday 30 September 2011
Susan Wallace-Babb, wearing the oxygen mask she has to wear almost every day outside, walks with her dog at home in Winnsboro, Texas, on Sept. 12, 2011. (Erin Trieb for ProPublica)
Oil sands mining at the Syncrude Mildred Lake mine near Fort McMurray, Alberta/Credit: alexabboud, flickr
State Department Fountain (photo: Tom Watson)