Arlington Prepares for 9-11 Observance

Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 2019 — A flag is draped from the top of 1000 Wilson Blvd., in Rosslyn, to commemorate those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York City, in a field near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, nearby. The other flag flies from the flagpole over the Iwo Jima statue of the U.S. Marine […]

Oft-Overlooked Biodiesel May Be Key to Trump’s Bid to Quell Renewable Energy Fight

President Donald Trump hinted last week that he was about to unveil a grand bargain that would settle quarrels between Midwestern farmers who grow biofuel feedstocks, and small petroleum refiners who say the cost of a federal stimulus program to advance renewable fuels falls disproportionately on them and is now leading to refinery shutdowns. The government program at issue […]

Labor Day in Detroit: ‘Low Key’ In Shadow of Union Investigation

You wouldn’t expect a city like Detroit, where the United Auto Workers union was born, to let Labor Day pass without a parade, but this year’s is low key, reports the Detroit News. In fact, at least one group of UAW members planned a protest against UAW’s leadership. Last week, the FBI and IRS raided the suburban Detroit home […]

It's hot out, at least in the Northern Hemisphere and around the Equator, so Donald Trump invited the G-7 to join him at the cool, manicured Trump Doral Resort in Miami, seen here from a plane landing at Miami International Airport. Photo by Dan Macy.

Rome Is Burning, So Come On Down to Doral!

  About the Feature Photo It’s hot out, at least in the Northern Hemisphere and around the Equator, so the President of The United States wants to invite you* to his cool and manicured Trump Doral Resort in Miami- seen here from a plane landing at nearby Miami International Airport.   Photo by Dan Macy. *The term ‘You’ means […]

‘River Rouge’

Dearborn, Mich. – Refineries, steel works and an automobile factory all contribute to the day’s industrial discharge into the air over Michigan and Canada. This photograph will be part of the National Press Club annual photo exhibition in the lobby of the club, 529 14th St., N.W., 13th Floor, Washington, D.C., beginning Aug. 30, 2019.

‘Petroleum Flaring’

Melvindale, Mich. – Petroleum flaring at the carbon works on Zug Island, outside Detroit. This photograph will be part of the National Press Club annual photo exhibition in the lobby of the club, 529 14th St., N.W., 13th Floor, Washington, D.C., beginning Aug. 30, 2019.

‘Commuters’

Washington, D.C. – Commuters wait for their train on the platform of Metro Center Station in downtown Washington. This photograph will be part of the National Press Club annual photo exhibition in the lobby of the club, 529 14th St., N.W., 13th Floor, Washington, D.C., beginning Aug. 30, 2019.

‘California’

Los Angeles, Calif. – Beachgoers in Santa Monica. This photograph will be part of the National Press Club annual photo exhibition in the lobby of the club, 529 14th St., N.W., 13th Floor, Washington, D.C., beginning Aug. 30, 2019.

Refiners Queuing Up Lawsuits Against EPA over Exemption Inaction

Washington, D.C. — July 23, 2019 A number of small refineries said they are getting ready to sue EPA over the agency’s inaction on their economic hardship petitions for relief under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Two refineries have identified themselves in letters seen by this reporter but not made public. A third notice of intent came from a law […]

Refining Interests, Oil State Senators Want USDA’s Nose Out of SRE Petition Reviews

Washington, D.C. — Sensitive, confidential business information belonging to refining companies became the subject of fresh controversy this week when a lawyer representing small petroleum refineries wrote to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Tuesday, admonishing him to refrain from sharing the data with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which according to letter’s author, was trying to obtain it. But USDA […]