News bites: Exxon spill fuels Keystone pipeline battle


The Globe and Mail looks at the political fallout from the spill here

The Washington Post reports on the cleanup effort and the Keystone angle here.

Elsewhere, NBC News explores the ramifications of the U.S. oil production boom.

The Wall Street Journal examines the economics of coal-fired power.

“Owning a coal-fired power plant won't necessarily make you popular, funny or attractive. But after years of losses, it may finally make you money,” the paper reports.

The New York Times reports on Israel’s launch of offshore natural gas production.