‘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 […]

‘Intelligence’ Doubts on Gulf Attacks Cloud the Real Problem, Says Schiff

UPDATED (6/25/2019): This story is updated with comments from ret. Cmdr. Kirk Lippold.  [Photo credit: Shutterstock, Inc.] June 21, 2019, Washington, D.C. — The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, D-Calif., dismissed any doubt that last week’s attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman were the work of Iran, and said despite demands for more […]

News Photo of the Moment: Earle Cabell Federal Building in Dallas

DALLAS, June 17– This is the facade of the Earle Cabell federal office building in downtown Dallas, facing Belo Gardens. It houses the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the U.S. Attorney’s office, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the IRS and other federal government offices. It was the site of a gun attack by Brian Clyde, of Corpus […]

News Photo of the Moment: Protests Against Extradition Bill Overwhelm Hong Kong Streets

ABOVE: Protesters flooded the streets of Admiralty, where Hong Kong’s legislative council sits, to protest an extradition bill that they say will spell the end to the city’s status as a semi-autonomous region. Hong Kong’s lawmaking body, the legislative council or Legco for short, is considering a bill that many in Hong Kong believe will be a fatal blow to […]

News Photo of the Moment: Tucson, Ariz., Site of a Globally-watched Trial of Humanitarian Aid Volunteer

This is the U.S. District Court for the district of Southern Arizona, in downtown Tucson, where a criminal trial ended Tuesday with a hung jury on charges brought by the U.S. Border Protection Services against an activist who had left food and water in the parched wilderness north of the U.S.-Mexico border, to help undocumented migrants traversing it. Tucson […]

EPA Announces RIN Reforms, E15 Expansion

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a final rule Friday that gives President Donald Trump what he hopes will be a political boost in the Midwestern corn belt, where many of his supporters live: permission for gasoline retailers to start selling higher blends of ethanol fuel to drivers over the summer months, effective immediately. The agricultural and biofuels industries had […]