Originally published on Sun February 2, 2014 9:16 am
Punxsutawney Phil, the weather forecasting groundhog, will be rudely rustled from his winter slumber Sunday morning to answer the question of the day: shadow or no shadow? Six more weeks of winter or an early spring?
For eight days, the Syrian regime and an opposition delegation sat face-to-face, but were not on speaking terms in Room 16 of the Palais des Nations in the sprawling complex of United Nations headquarters in Geneva.
Round one demonstrated the bitter divide with no breakthrough on the core issues of a political transition or access to humanitarian aid.
The U.S. Department of State says Canada's production of tar sands crude, which has a bigger greenhouse gas footprint than other types of oil, is unlikely to be affected by the controversial Keystone XL pipeline proposal.
That assessment came Friday as part of a massive environmental review by the State Department — the analysis fills 11 volumes.
Five oil and gas companies have pledged to give 1.5 million acres of land in five states toward conservation of lesser prairie chicken habitat.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says in a statement Friday this represents the first enrollment in a broad state initiative that aims to engage ranchers, landowners and the oil and gas industry in a sweeping conservation effort designed to prevent the chicken from being federally protected as a threatened species.
Gov. Mary Fallin is calling on the Obama Administration to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Fallin renewed calls to approve the project Friday after the State Department released a study raising no major environmental objections to the project. The crude oil pipeline would run through Cushing and connect oil reserves in Canada to markets throughout the United States, ending on the Gulf Coast.
Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 4:11 pm
The State Department says that production of Canadian tar-sand crude, which has a bigger greenhouse gas footprint than other types of oil, is unlikely to be increased if the Keystone XL pipeline goes ahead — and therefore would do little to contribute to climate change.
President Obama’s international outlook remains heavily oriented toward decreasing the U.S. military presence in the Middle East. In his State of the Union address, the president promised to declare an end to the 12-year war in Afghanistan.
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe says he raised more than $400,000 for his re-election campaign during the last three months of 2013.
Inhofe's campaign released his financial report on Thursday that shows the Tulsa Republican had nearly $1.6 million in cash on hand at the end of the period, which covers campaign contributions and expenditures from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31.
The federal campaign finance reports are not due until midnight Friday, but Inhofe's campaign released the report early.
Inhofe reported total receipts of more than $3.5 million for the election cycle to date.