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.
Not that this means the surveys will actually stop.
The economics of tar sands got tougher in both the U.S. and Europe today.
It's a lovely system we've got going here.
The move, widely expected, means there are vacancies at the top of all three major agencies that deal with energy and environmental issues.
Our story from yesterday gets a little more complex and interesting.
That gets us halfway to Obama's goal of cutting emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels over the next decade.
The cause of the blast isn't clear, but it's just the latest in a long string of deadly accidents plaguing Pemex.
Chevron flouted workplace-safety law in the lead-up to an explosion at its refinery in Richmond, Calif., last year, according to Cal/OSHA.