Washington, DC – The federal government is proposing for the first time to control air pollution at oil and gas wells, particularly those drilled using a method called hydraulic fracturing.
The proposal, issued Thursday to meet a court deadline, addresses air pollution problems reported in the midst of a natural gas drilling boom in places such as Wyoming, Texas, Pennsylvania and Colorado.
Is al-Qaida planning an attack to coincide with the tenth anniversary of September 11?
"Of course they'd like to," says national security analyst Peter Bergen. "And some of the materials recovered in the [Osama] bin Laden compound indicate a desire to do something. But a desire to do something is quite different than actual implementation. I think that this is a group that that has not only suffered the loss of its leader, but was already in very bad shape before that happened."
Opal, WY – Beginning at the Opal hub in Wyoming and ending Malin, Oregon, El Paso Corp's Ruby natural gas pipeline began service today, and is the first line to bring Wyoming gas to the West Coast, where it can then be distributed in California.
The governor's Energy Advisor Rob Hurless says Wyoming had limited earning capacity before because existing pipelines could only move so much natural gas. He says with Ruby, nearly 1.5 billion cubic feet could be moved per day.