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A Nuclear Regulatory Commission legal panel put a proposal for a national nuclear waste dump in Nevada back on track Tuesday, ruling that the federal Department of Energy can't withdraw its application without hearings and a final NRC decision.
Steven E. Koonin, undersecretary for science at the Department of Energy, reported receiving a host of lucrative corporate payouts and perks when he left his job as chief scientist at oil giant BP last year to join the Obama administration.
Actor Fess Parker, who became every baby boomer's idol in the 1950s and launched a craze for coonskin caps as television's Davy Crockett, died Thursday of natural causes. He was 85.
Despite President Obama's prediction that it will create new jobs, the global warming bill passed by the House of Representatives will mean fewer jobs by 2030 than if Congress did not act at all, according to the first comprehensive study of the measure by the federal government.
More than 70 percent of Americans say they expect gasoline prices to top $5 a gallon by the end of the summer, and a majority say they are driving less because of higher fuel costs, according to a Fox 5/The Washington Times/Rasmussen Reports survey.
PELLSTON, Mich. (AP) — Chain saws scream in a northern Michigan forest, but it's not the familiar sound of lumberjacks.
Since the oil embargo of the 1970s, policy-makers from both political parties have agreed on the need to reduce America's dependence on oil. In recent years, Americans have collectively experienced a defining moment as worldwide economic growth coupled with geopolitical instability and tightening oil markets, have driven up the cost of gasoline - again exposing America's energy insecurity.