The Nation: Global Warming's Terrifying New Chemistry
Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong.
Politico: Everyone wants to plug into the energy bill
The Energy Policy Modernization Act will be the first update of U.S. energy policy since 2007, and senators can't wait to attach their favorite ideas to the bill. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Maria Cantwell toiled in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to keep third-rail provisions out of the law, and they succeeded in achieving a substantial bipartisan victory. But now that the bill is on the Senate Floor, Murkowski, Cantwell, and their party leadership will be working overtime to craft a bill that can actually pass.
Washington Post: 'An oversight': Calif. utility understated levels of cancer-causing chemical in L.A. gas leak
For 83 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes, natural gas has been steadily spewing out of a Los Angeles storage well. Environmentalists are calling the leak the on-land equivalent of the BP oil spill, and last week California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) declared a state of emergency.
AP: Utility understated levels of cancer-causing chemical
The utility whose leaking natural gas well has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes acknowledged Thursday that it understated the number of times airborne levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene have spiked during the crisis.
CBS: Utility May Have Understated Health Threat From Porter Ranch Gas Leak
The utility whose leaking natural gas well has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes has publicly understated the number of times airborne levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene have spiked over the past three months, the company's own data suggests.