Coastlines And Beaches
WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill and promoted alternative energy sources throughout the nation, will step down in March.
Energy companies behind the oil boom on the Northern Plains are increasingly turning to an industrial-age workhorse — the locomotive — to move their crude to refineries across the U.S., as plans for new pipelines stall and existing lines can't keep up with demand.
The four sites cleaned up last week by ExxonMobil on the Yellowstone River after its pipe burst a month ago have yet to be cleared by the Environmental Protection Agency.
WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending June 24.