June 7, 2013 The plant's twin reactors went offline last year because of a small radiation leak, and the operator has been unable to get approval to restart them.
May 30, 2013 The Standard Heights neighborhood sits next to the nation's second-largest gasoline refinery. Recently, residents learned a new truth about the plumes of exhaust they see every day: Exxon Mobil's aging refinery and petrochemical facilities — like many others — are pumping out far more pollution than the law allows.
May 29, 2013 The natural gas industry wants to export more of its commodity, but first it has to build infrastructure. In Oregon, companies want to build a 230-mile pipeline and an export terminal on the coast. Some welcome the new jobs, but others worry about environmental consequences.
May 14, 2013 The International Energy Agency says U.S. shale output and petroleum from Canada's tar sands are transforming global energy markets.
April 24, 2013 Up until now, the U.S. has had the same rules for all oil pipelines. But the EPA says pipelines that carry tar sands oil, like the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, should have special standards. That's because tar sands oil spills can release harmful air pollution and are vastly more difficult to clean up than conventional oil spills.
April 10, 2013 A brief history of America, as seen through energy sources — from wood to nuclear power, and beyond.