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Emergency Response Plans Demanded As Part Of Chemical Spill Probe

August 25, 2014 9:55 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Regulators ordered a water company under investigation for its chemical spill response to produce emergency plans and information potentially protected by anti-terrorism laws.                     

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Environmental Crime Office Opens In ND

August 25, 2014 9:52 am | by JOSH WOOD, Associated Press | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency's law enforcement arm has opened an office in Bismarck so that it will have a bigger presence in the North Dakota's booming oil patch.                                

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U.S. Rig Count Down

August 25, 2014 9:49 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896.                                       

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Recycling The World's E-Waste

August 25, 2014 9:47 am | by CORINNE CHIN, Associated Press | Comments

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year.

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2 Hospitalized After Gas Explosion

August 22, 2014 10:35 am | by Jonathan Grass, www.al.com | Comments

Nearby buildings shook when a hydrogen tank outside Cimarron Composites exploded Thursday afternoon. Witnesses say it was amazing no one was seriously hurt, even workers who were standing nearby.                

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Coal Gas Boom in China Holds Climate Change Risks

August 22, 2014 10:28 am | by Jack Chang, Associated Press | Comments

The first of more than 60 coal-to-gas plants China wants to build are part of a controversial energy revolution they hope will help it churn out desperately needed natural gas and electricity while cleaning up the toxic skies above the country's eastern cities. However, the plants will also release vast amounts of heat-trapping carbon dioxide, even as the world struggles to curb greenhouse gas emissions and stave off global warming.

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Dynegy To Spend $6.25B on Plant Acquisitions

August 22, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners.                           

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Jury Rejects Oil Spill Claim Against Enbridge

August 22, 2014 10:02 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A Michigan jury on Thursday rejected two men's claims that Enbridge Inc. should compensate them for what they say are losses because of a 2010 oil pipeline spill into the Kalamazoo River system.                 

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Researchers Discover Nonwoven Cotton Picks Up 50X Own Weight In Oil

August 21, 2014 5:21 pm | by Texas Tech University | Comments

Texas Tech University researchers recently discovered that low-grade cotton made into an absorbent nonwoven mat can collect up to 50 times its own weight in oil.                               

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6,500 Tickets Sold For Pipeline Opposition Concert

August 21, 2014 4:51 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Organizers say nearly all the $50 tickets for a Willie Nelson and Neil Young concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have been sold.                      

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Airport, Chemical Company Want Spill Lawsuit Thrown Out

August 21, 2014 4:48 pm | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

Plaintiffs say the Charleston airport's now-complete runway project contributed to the spill that left 300,000 residents without clean water for days.                         

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Mexican Firm Complains About Spill Probe

August 21, 2014 4:46 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers.                      

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TVA Board Votes On Replacing Memphis Coal Plant

August 21, 2014 10:25 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Tennessee Valley Authority's board is scheduled to vote on a proposal to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural gas facility.                   

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Testimony Ends In WV Surface Coal Mine Hearing

August 21, 2014 10:23 am | by Associated Press | Comments

West Virginia Surface Mine Board is deciding whether to revoke a permit for a surface mining operation located near Kanawha State Forest.                                  

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Water Intake Resumes After Ohio River Spill

August 20, 2014 3:27 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop doing so.                                 

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