On a recent muggy morning, Jeff Myerson, a manager for Houston-based CenterPoint Energy Inc., is pointing to mundane-looking gray metal boxes up on a wooden utility pole. They mask high-tech capabilities: State-of-the-art wireless relays that collect information on customers’ power use in 15-minute intervals.
It was shaping up to be a rough night at Amnesia, a perennially packed bar in San Francisco’s Mission District. Amnesia is a favorite among the city’s craft-beer cognoscenti; the bar’s best-seller is Bear Republic Brewing Co.’s Racer 5 -- a classic American India pale ale, all orange zest and rich pine resin.
New York’s cities and towns shouldn’t be able to block hydraulic fracturing within their borders because such prohibitions are trumped by state law, opponents of the bans told the state’s highest court.
The Colorado Oil & Gas Association sued the cities of Fort Collins and Lafayette claiming their voter-enacted bans on the extraction of oil and natural gas are preempted by state laws regulating those resources.
With three days before the election, an energy trade group has donated about 32 times more than activists in four Colorado communities in a push to persuade residents to vote against limiting oil and gas drilling.
Old photographs adorn the mantelpiece in Lee John Mynhardt’s living room. In one, he’s standing beside his parents and sister. In another, he’s all smiles as he wraps his arms around some college buddies.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Noble Energy Inc., Colorado’s largest oil producers, are waging a media campaign to promote the benefits of hydraulic fracturing as residents push statewide measures to restrict the drilling technique as a threat to the environment.
A wildfire in the Colorado mountains that’s consumed an area bigger than Washington, D.C., is causing visitors to shy away from the state during what officials hoped would be a record-breaking summer for tourism.
In May 2008, a unit of Koch Industries Inc., one of the world’s largest privately held companies, sent Ludmila Egorova-Farines, its newly hired compliance officer and ethics manager, to investigate the management of a subsidiary in Arles in southern France. In less than a week, she discovered that the company had paid bribes to win contracts.