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Congress launches investigation into gas drilling practices

Two of the largest companies involved in natural gas drilling have acknowledged pumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of diesel-based fluids into the ground in the process of hydraulic fracturing, raising further concerns that existing state and federal regulations don’t adequately protect drinking water from drilling. Rep. Henry A. Waxman,…

U.S. satisfied with Toyota recall remedy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Safety regulators are satisfied with a Toyota Motor Corp. plan for fixing a sudden acceleration problem that is part of a massive recall and unprecedented sales and production halt, a government official said on Saturday.…

Another 260 arrested in Copenhagen climate protests

COPENHAGEN — Police battled demonstrators outside the UN climate summit on Wednesday as leaders of developing nations let rip at wealthy counterparts, exposing the huge obstacles facing a deal to tame global warming. Police with dogs fired tear gas and arrested around 260 marchers in Copenhagen, while inside the Bella…

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