PITTSBURGH — Around one in three Americans gets a cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. Almost everyone knows at least one person who's been touched by the disease. In Pittsburgh, most people know more than one.
Ten years ago this week, a 27-year-old University of Utah student sat in on a BLM auction, raising a paddle, over and over again, until he found himself the would-be owner of 14 oil and gas leases near Arches National Park and other iconic Utah landscapes.
BP is undertaking a massive effort to get the clearest picture yet of what the Prudhoe Bay oil field looks like. The idea is that, after all these years, there’s more oil at Prudhoe Bay to drill, but it’s in smaller, harder-to-find pockets.
There was no talk about the aggravating and potentially devastating climate changes that is unfolding in the Arctic. The meeting headed by PM Medvedev had its focus not on nature protection, but on exploitation.
A number of institutional investors in ExxonMobil Corp have said they will file a shareholder resolution which calls on the world's largest oil company to set targets for lowering its greenhouse gas emissions.
The Vogtle expansion in Georgia reportedly faces major challenges that are poised to derail its schedule and ramp up costs—and the project is already behind schedule, a consulting firm tasked with construction oversight of the project told regulators.