Little action has been taken to clean up pollution caused by oil production in Nigeria's Niger Delta region, either by the government or Shell Oil, Amnesty International and other groups charged Monday.
The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge, 2008 spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge that drew national attention to coal ash and its toxic contaminants.
BP PLC has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out part of its settlement of claims for damage from its enormous oil spill in 2010 — a section saying businesses don't have to prove that the spill directly harmed them to be eligible for payment, only that they lost money afterward and recovered in 2011.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered a southeastern Minnesota frack sand mine to stop operating.
Opponents of expanding a natural gas pipeline through northwestern Massachusetts rallied on Boston Common on Wednesday, asking Gov. Deval Patrick to rescind his support for a new tax on New Englanders' electricity bills to help subsidize it.
Finger Lakes winemakers and other business owners asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday to deny permits for natural gas and propane storage facilities in former salt mines along Seneca Lake, saying the projects would bring heavy industry, more truck traffic and an unacceptable risk of catastrophic accidents to a region that thrives on tourism.
Federal regulators say Archer Daniels Midland Co. has agreed to settle allegations that it violated Clean Water Act rules at oil storage facilities in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.
More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants.
Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.
The Mississippi Commission of Environmental Quality has fined Columbus steel mill Severstal $135,000 because the company's pollution control monitors didn't function properly after the plant expanded in June 2011.
Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.
The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.
Cleanup efforts continue at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota. The EPA On-Scene Coordinator said it would not surprise him if it took two months to clean up the site in Williston, though workers are hoping it will be quicker.
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.
A Texas oil company is suing a Utah county over its new ordinances imposing restrictions on underground pipelines.
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.
With less than a year left in the countdown to GHS Hazard Communication Standard compliance, companies will soon be in the throes of converting from the MSDS format to the SDS format, if they aren't already. Chem.Info sat down with Paul Burgess, an expert on the Hazard Communication Standard, to talk about what chemical manufacturers need to consider now that the deadline is approaching.
By telling the story of what can happen to everyday plastics after we use them, this video was designed to help policymakers, regulators, waste management professionals and other thought leaders see the vast potential of used plastics -- to be reused in new products from recycling, or tapped as a source of domestic energy.
Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard, but it alarmed environmentalists.
Air quality tests at the site of an industrial fire in Williston showed levels "that would not raise concern," according to North Dakota Department of Health Air Quality Division director Terry O'Clair.
Pennsylvania's state auditor general released a performance audit report saying the Department of Environmental Protection lacks a clear policy on the timeliness and frequency of inspections of the thousands of wells and does not routinely verify information the industry provides about waste disposal.
Critics of a natural gas pipeline expansion in western Vermont want construction halted while state regulators review a recent 40 percent increase in the project's cost estimate.
With a potential lawsuit targeting a decision to ban tar sands oil in South Portland, the governor's energy chief said that he hopes the state can eventually have a conversation about managing the flow of petroleum products rather than having it decided locally.
The site where an underground pipeline leaked 1 million gallons of saltwater into the North Dakota badlands earlier this month could take years to clean up, an official of Native American tribes involved in the cleanup said Monday.