Beef Products Inc. has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle alleged violations of Clean Air Act regulations from a 2007 incident at a Waterloo packing plant during which more than 1,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia was released, killing one worker and injuring another.
Wisconsin utilities will spend $1.2 billion to add pollution controls to some aging coal-fired plants and shut down others under a settlement with federal regulators and will pay $2.45 million for violating air pollution laws over the years.
Halliburton, BP's cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, announced Monday that it is trying to negotiate a settlement over its role in the disaster, a focus of trial testimony that ended last week.
The EPA again is raising objections to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. Despite more than four years of study, the agency says the State Department's analysis of the project's environmental impact is "insufficient."
Some Nottingham Township residents say they're concerned about a proposal by Ramaco Inc. to reopen a western Pennsylvania coal mine on 42 acres zoned for agricultural use, fearing that it will bring dust, noise and traffic into the surrounding area.
Safety inspections were rare at the fertilizer company in West, Texas, that exploded and killed at least 14 people this week, though it was authorized to handle up to 54,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia, a substance the Texas environmental agency considers flammable and potentially toxic.
The Gulf coast appears healthy three years after the nation's worst oil spill, but scientists and environmentalists are worried that problems may lurk below the surface. The long-term environmental damage from the spill is still not fully known.
The Texas fertilizer plant where an explosion injured more than 100 people and killed an unknown number of others was cited for failing to obtain or to qualify for a permit in 2006. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality investigated West Fertilizer after receiving a complaint of a strong ammonia smell.
A proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline would run just 1,000 feet from Terri Funk's doorstep, but the Nebraska farmer and her husband don't plan to protest or even attend the U.S. State Department's lone public hearing on the contentious proposal Thursday.
State regulators have slapped Chevron with a violation notice over a March fuel spill near a northern Utah bird refuge. The Utah Division of Water Quality is asking Chevron to provide a report on cleanup operations and a response plan for the pipeline rupture that leaked about 21,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
Officials with an Arkansas water supplier approved a measure Thursday asking ExxonMobil for a plan to move an oil pipeline away from an area that drains into the main source of drinking water for Little Rock and several other communities.
An ExxonMobil pipeline that ruptured on March 29 and spilled thousands of barrels of oil in central Arkansas has a gash in it that is 22 feet long and 2 inches wide, state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Wednesday, calling the rupture "substantially larger than many of us initially thought."
A preliminary ruling from Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff signaled Wednesday that running California's San Onofre nuclear power plant at reduced power would not pose a significant safety risk — a key step toward a possible restart of one of the idled reactors.
Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are circulating a petition to try to halt the project. The group Bold Nebraska sent out an email Wednesday, urging its supporters to sign an online petition that would ask President Barack Obama to deny federal approval.
An order for Exxon Mobil to pay $236 million in damages for groundwater contamination in New Hampshire is by far the largest verdict in state history but represents only about two days' worth of profit for the energy company, an industry analyst said.
State officials say liquid hydrocarbons that have been seeping into the ground at a western Colorado gas field have affected a larger area than initially believed. Energy workers discovered contaminated soil and groundwater about a month ago near the Williams gas processing facility in Parachute.
Federal land managers violated a key environmental law when they auctioned off the rights to drill for oil and gas on 2,500 acres of prime public lands in Monterey County, home to one of the largest deposits of shale oil in the nation, a judge ruled.
Lawyers for the state of New Hampshire say Exxon Mobil was more interested in its profits and not the environment in adding MTBE to its gasoline. Jurors in New Hampshire's longest running state trial are hearing from both sides as they edge closer to a decision in the groundwater contamination case.
Threats to wildlife from fracking have flown largely under the radar. But as studies detail plans for thousands of miles of new pipelines and related infrastructure, the dangers to biologically rich forests that have rebounded since vast clear-cutting in the 1800s are taking on new urgency.
Some Arkansas residents got an unexpected Easter surprise when an Exxon Mobile pipeline ruptured, coating one neighborhood with thousands of barrels of crude oil. Twenty-two families were evacuated in the wake of the spill.
Underground tanks that hold a stew of toxic, radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site pose a possible risk of explosion, a nuclear safety board said in advance of confirmation hearings for the next leader of the Energy Department.
Federal pipeline safety officials on Tuesday issued a corrective action order to ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. after one of its pipelines ruptured last week in central Arkansas. The order from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration comes after ExxonMobil's Pegasus pipeline ruptured Friday in the small city of Mayflower, about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock.
Cleanup crews were working Tuesday to contain about 300 to 500 gallons of hydraulic fluid that spilled from a Lansing power plant and left a sheen on the Grand River.The Board of Water and Light installed booms — inflated buoys with pads to absorb the fluid — across the river, said Brad Wurfel, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
Dominion Energy will pay a $3.4 million penalty to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations at coal-fired power plants in Illinois, Indiana and Massachusetts. The settlement calls for Virginia-based Dominion to reduce air pollution at its Kincaid, Ill., and Somerset, Mass., plants, and to permanently retire its State Line, Ind., plant.
Crews are continuing cleanup efforts in central Arkansas after an ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured and spewed crude oil onto lawns and roadways late last week. Officials say they've recovered about 12,000 barrels of oil and water after the pipeline burst Friday in the small city of Mayflower, about 20 miles northwest of Little Rock.