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  • 'Fracking': Did Energy Department report clear up controversy?

    According to the US panel, 'fracking' to release gas deposits in shale can be done in an environmentally responsible way. The industry hailed the report as refuting shrill critics, but environmentalists decried 'advocacy-based science' by a panel tilted toward the industry.

  • Why is Obama tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, really?

    Why is Obama tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, really?

    The administration's decision to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is pure politics, say some. The White House says it's trying to offset a drop in Libyan light sweet crude – needed for gasoline – at the height of the summer driving season.