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Americans spent 4 percent of household income on gas in 2012

Even though Americans are using less gas, we're paying more for it. And that's making oil companies rich.

Climate & Energy

Another week, another oil tanker hijacking

Pirate attacks on oil tankers near Nigeria have increased dramatically.

Climate & Energy

Super Bowl power outage somehow Obama’s fault, apparently

Seems the battle over energy will outlive the 2012 campaign.

Climate & Energy

Right-wingers want to teach kids that climate change is a fairy tale

Three states have introduced bills requiring schools to teach that climate change is "controversial." Thanks, American Legislative Exchange Council.

Business & Technology

California high-speed rail construction not exactly moving at high speed

Less than six months from breaking ground, and California still hasn't bought any of the land it needs for its new high-speed rail line.

Business & Technology

Lawmakers call for end to animal-deafening, oil-finding offshore surveys

Not that this means the surveys will actually stop.

Climate & Energy

Keystone XL decision unlikely before June — and that’s good news

The economics of tar sands got tougher in both the U.S. and Europe today.

Business & Technology

Chevron reports record profits — and will spend some of them undermining California pollution standards

It's a lovely system we've got going here.

Climate & Energy

Energy Secretary Steven Chu to resign

The move, widely expected, means there are vacancies at the top of all three major agencies that deal with energy and environmental issues.

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