The chairman of the Senate Energy Committee says a website partially funded by the oil and gas industry is a constructive tool that could be used by federal regulators in requiring public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
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The federal Environmental Protection Agency is fining three western Pennsylvania wastewater plants for discharging natural gas drilling wastewater into the Allegheny River or tributaries that feed it. The fines are contained in a consent agreement with the companies that ran the plants.
As the economic crisis stabilizes and renewed optimism builds, manufacturing industry professionals take stock in what will help them survive in the new economy. Some manufacturers are turning to learning management systems to achieve their goals.
The Nevada Senate endorsed NV Energy Inc.'s plan Wednesday to retire coal-fired power plants and pave the way for the state's biggest electrical utility to transition to more renewable sources. After several revisions, SB123 was approved unanimously and now moves to the Assembly.
Volkswagen has reached another production milestone at its assembly plant in Chattanooga. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the 250,000 Passat midsize sedan has rolled off the assembly line.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, oil production in New Mexico has increased by nearly 50 percent over the last three years, making it one of five western states that have helped boost national production over the last three years.
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday endorsed a panel's conclusion that a seismic fault running underneath one of two reactors at an atomic plant in western Japan is active, making the reactor's restart virtually impossible.
Federal agents and the state fire marshal have effectively barred a federal safety panel from the site of a Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and injured about 200 others, hampering its investigation, the panel's chairman said.
The death toll from a massive blast at an explosives plant in eastern China has risen to 23 with 10 people still missing. The official Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday that 19 others were injured by the explosion, which ripped through the plant in Shandong province on Monday.
A coalition of groups has petitioned Wyoming's state oil and gas regulatory agency to adopt tougher rules for oil and gas development that include restrictions on practice of flaring and expanding the minimum distance between new oil and gas wells and homes, schools and businesses.
On Wednesday, in the latest attempt to pressure Exxon Mobil into change, a gay-rights group called Freedom to Work teamed with a high-powered Washington law firm to file what they described as a groundbreaking discrimination complaint against Exxon in Illinois.
At least 200 union workers picketed FirstEnergy Corp.'s annual shareholder meeting in West Virginia on Tuesday, demanding the Ohio-based utility hire enough people to keep the power on without forcing an ever-shrinking labor force to work as many as 1,800 hours of overtime a year.
A proposal that aims to create thousands of jobs in southern Illinois by kick-starting high-volume oil and gas drilling while regulating the hydraulic fracturing industry cleared the House Executive Committee Tuesday in an 11-0 vote, sending it on to the House floor.
The solar industry in Georgia is pushing a power monopoly to expand its use of solar energy as it plans to meet the state's electricity needs over the next two decades. State utility regulators heard testimony Tuesday on the energy plans from Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power, which must submit new plans every three years.
Federal nuclear regulators are meeting with managers from Westinghouse Electric Co. to talk about safety at the company's nuclear fuel fabrication plant near Columbia. Officials from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission are slated to hold a public meeting at the South Carolina State Museum on Tuesday.
The grounding of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge off a remote Alaska island began with a bracket connected to a tow line being ripped off the vessel in heavy Gulf of Alaska weather, a Shell official testified Monday. Damage to the ship from the grounding was a factor in Shell's decision not to drill in Arctic waters in 2013.