The cost of electricity would increase substantially and service reliability could be significantly affected under proposed federal environmental rules, the staff of the Virginia State Corporation Commission said in comments filed this week with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week.
Washington state's major industrial sources released about 6 million more metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2013, a 30 percent jump from the previous year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota, authorities said Friday.
A popular tourist attraction in southern Arizona is at risk of being contaminated with orange and brown sludge that spilled from two abandoned mines near Patagonia.
Officials in northeastern Minnesota are celebrating the opening of a $28 million wastewater treatment plant.
Although carefully drafted to always reference emission reductions from power plants, since the EPA does not have the legal authority under this rule to directly regulate emissions from other sources, the new rule actually provides a pathway for states to regulate other industries and facilities through their climate change plans.
A University of Cincinnati research project is taking a groundbreaking approach to monitoring groundwater resources near fracking sites in Ohio.
A new analysis of global energy use, economics and the climate shows that without new climate policies, expanding the current bounty of inexpensive natural gas alone would not slow the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide over the long term.
The U.S. Treasury Department says it has cleared the way for Gulf Coast state and local governments to begin applying for recovery grants through a federal RESTORE Act trust fund fed with civil penalties arising from the 2010 BP oil spill.
An Illinois legislative panel has put off voting on rules for high-volume oil and gas extraction until next month, as it grapples with how to ensure regulations are fair to industry while protecting the environment.
In a new study scientists have come up with an open source simulation method to calculate the actual cost of relying on a combination of electricity sources.
A Louisiana waste disposal site says it won't accept the ashes generated when a Texas Ebola victim's belongings from his apartment were incinerated and a judge has signed an order temporarily blocking the disposal in the state.
Leaders in a northern Illinois village struggling with controversy over a proposed power plant are asking state lawmakers to revamp the process developers must go through before making an offer to municipal leaders.
California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as the data begins to show that plastic might not be as bad as you'd think...
The millions of dollars invested by communities like Miami Beach in climate change adaptation need the backup of long-term national policies like the president's plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.
Georgia lawmakers heard contrasting views Thursday on how the state could meet proposed rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants.
Shale drillers must overcome image issues and endeavors to raise charges in the event that they need to grab a chance to make Pennsylvania a long term energy center, analyst and administrators stated.
Danish toy maker Lego said Thursday it won't renew a deal allowing Shell to hand out Lego sets at its gas stations in some 30 countries, following a viral campaign protesting Arctic drilling.
The official put in charge of Toledo's troubled water treatment plant after toxins contaminated the city's drinking water has resigned after less than two months on the job.
Conservation groups say a federal rule to cut haze-causing nitrogen oxide emissions at a northern Arizona coal plant is too lenient.
A federal judge dismissed Nebraska's lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency over greenhouse gas standards for new power plants, saying the lawsuit "jumped the gun."
All that's left of the contaminated plant that destroyed some of the nation's deadliest nerve and chemical agents is some paperwork.
Pennsylvania environmental regulators are pursuing a record $4.5 million fine against a gas driller over what they describe as a major case of pollution from a leaking waste pit.
The Chesapeake Bay region would reap an additional $22.5 billion a year from improved hurricane protection, crab and fish production and climate stability if the Obama administration's contested plan to clean up the watershed proceeds, an environmental group says.