Fossil Fuels

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Residents and fisheries in the Bristol Bay region had long-sought protection from oil and gas exploration. (Photo: Luke Strickland / Alaska Marine Conservation Council)
A pristine and ecologically rich region of Alaska will now be protected from any future oil and gas drilling, President Obama announced late Tuesday after signing an executive memorandum to withdraw roughly 32.5 million acres from potential development. Bristol Bay, part of the North Aleutian Basin, is home to many threatened animal species...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Fears of long-lasting ecological damage at a UNESCO World Heritage site are...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
As the UN climate talks wind down in Lima, Peru this week, climate activists...

Further

The over-reaching, over-regulating, money-grubbing feds at OSHA have fined Freedom Industries an exorbitant $11,000 for last January's massive spill of coal cleaning chemicals that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe water, one in five people with health problems and local businesses down about $61 million. Oh yes, and the "clean-up" site is still leaking - twice last month - but Freedom, which has conveniently declared "bankruptcy," says it's only because of "heavy rain" and who could've...