The State Department’s inspector general has delivered his report on the Keystone XL environmental review process, and concludes that TransCanada did not improperly influence the assessment. The gist of the report is that the review wasn’t corrupt, just incompetent.

Two nuclear new reactors have been approved, the first ones since 1978.

The Pennsylvania government could actually levy fees on hydrofracking projects.

More cities are putting “reclaimed water” — recycled waste water — into municipal taps.

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Would you be more interested in buying gasoline if it was fair trade?