For many Native Americans on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation — land that accounts for 300,000 of the 1 million barrels of oil produced by North Dakota — there is a difficult balance between the potential prosperity that development can bring and the preservation of a land considered to be sacred. That dilemma has been brought to the fore since 1 million gallons of saltwater spewed from an underground pipeline.
Environmental activists in East Tennessee are opposing a plan that calls for taking water from the Nolichucky River for use by a Greene County industrial chemical plant and then returning the treated water to the river.
Pennsylvania's former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation's biggest natural gas drilling booms.
A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline in North Dakota has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to require new monitoring to help ensure that such breaches are prevented or caught quickly.
Many industries face challenges when it comes to providing a cool working environment, particularly in heat-susceptible areas such as industrial plants and manufacturing facilities. These extreme-heat situations can impact worker safety and productivity, and the company’s bottom-line. Without adequate cooling, workers are put in danger while equipment and manufactured products are at an increased risk for failure.
A co-author of a Senate bill to clean up coal ash ponds at Duke Energy's North Carolina power plants said Thursday that his chamber would reject the House's competing version of the measure, requiring negotiators to forge a compromise.
The snaking, nearly 2-mile trail of saltwater that an underground pipeline spewed in the rugged hills of western North Dakota's badlands left a 200-yard-long stretch of dead vegetation, a company official said, though she added there is no evidence yet that the spill has contaminated a nearby bay.
Officials closed the House side of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday because of an industrial spill.
Company and tribal officials say a pipeline on North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian reservation has leaked 1 million gallons of saltwater, with some of the fluid finding its way to a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for the reservation.
Old truck tires are transformed into rubber washers and bushings for cars and rice mills. Machine parts, buckets and flip-flops — the most popular footwear in the rural areas — are among the biggest sellers for tire recyclers.
After running into asbestos problems, the company at the center of a January spill into West Virginia's biggest water supply plans to start dismantling its tanks Monday.
A lightning strike sparked a fire and explosion that destroyed the third North Dakota saltwater disposal facility in recent weeks, sending thick black smoke billowing into the sky and leaving the smell of oil in the air.
China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change, but the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon emitters remain significantly apart over a wider global plan to cut emissions.
The Mississippi Public Service Commission is seeking input from others, including utilities, in its efforts to fight proposed federal rules that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from Mississippi's power plants.
Prosecutors tried Tuesday to persuade a federal appeals court to reinstate some of the manslaughter charges against two BP employees in a case arising from the deaths of 11 workers in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
The city council is expecting another large turnout when it takes up a proposed ordinance that would prohibit loading tar sands crude oil onto ships.
Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation directing Missouri regulators to develop their own standards for carbon dioxide pollution from power plants.
A federal agency has fined the company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia's largest water supply $11,000 for a pair of violations.
None of Kentucky's coal-fired power plants will close because of new emission standards released last month by the Environmental Protection Agency, a state official told lawmakers.
A company that treated wastewater from coal mines and gas drilling operations near Pittsburgh has closed and state officials are scrambling to clean up a mess that's still there.
Australia's experience illustrates how easy it is to scuttle complicated environmental laws, and serves as a warning to President Barack Obama, whose recent proposal to force a 30 percent cut in power plants' carbon emissions is drawing anger from both sides of politics.
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An environmental group says it's planning to use the federal Clean Water Act to sue Duke Energy over coal ash pollution at three plants along North Carolina rivers.
A former BP executive can be tried on a charge that he obstructed a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill, a federal appeals court in New Orleans said in a ruling Monday.
In Pennsylvania's gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells.