Safety

Should Washington force refiners like ExxonMobil to blend 15 percent ethanol – aka E15 – into the motor fuel supply?

Chico Marx famously asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?”


For a company like ExxonMobil, hurricane season isn’t a five-month stretch from June to November. It’s year-round.

The WHO’s updated estimates on deaths from household air pollution offer a sobering reminder of the universal human need for energy and modern energy infrastructure.


The president’s remarks from Tuesday garnered a lot of attention because of their focus on climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline. Let’s hope they don’t overshadow a significant development that emerged the same day: A scientific study that provides strong support for the importance and safety of Keystone XL.

EPA officials probably wouldn’t admit it, but the agency’s action last Thursday would seem to confirm industry’s contention that state and local authorities are better equipped to handle the regulation and monitoring of hydraulic fracturing than the federal government.



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