The advisory panel grappled with the question of how much energy companies should be required to disclose about the chemicals they inject at high pressure into shale and rock formations to dislodge gas and oil. Chemical disclosure varies widely from state to state.
The site of one of the largest crude oil pipeline spills in Minnesota is still producing significant discoveries for researchers three decades later.
The owners of the blown-out Macondo well cannot avoid federal fines for the 2010 oil spill by blaming another company's failed equipment, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The newly released federal plan to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants triggered a new line of debate Tuesday over whether fracking in coal-rich southern Illinois may be part of the answer.
New York's highest court is expected to decide by the Fourth of July whether municipalities can use local zoning laws to ban shale gas development using hydraulic fracturing within their borders.
In the shadow of Paradise Fossil Plant's aging smokestacks, where white steam and carbon dioxide rises into the sky, outdated coal-fired generators are being replaced with one that runs on natural gas.
Two of the Southwest's largest coal-fired power plants straddle the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico, one within clear view of the other. But one of them didn't factor into the Obama administration's plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions across the nation because it is on an American Indian reservation.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is channeling his frustration into legislation dealing with the EPA's proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
A porous material invented by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour sequesters carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, at ambient temperature with pressure provided by the wellhead and lets it go once the pressure is released. The material shows promise to replace more costly and energy-intensive processes.
Nebraska utilities might be forced to make expensive changes to comply with new proposed restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions because they rely heavily on coal power.
Rhode Island's work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has given it a jump on new rules proposed by the Obama administration to tackle global warming.
The federal government's new plan for reducing pollutants blamed for global warming recognizes the value of steps Maryland has already taken, Gov. Martin O'Malley said Monday in congratulating President Barack Obama for what he called bold leadership on climate change.
President Barack Obama's plan to curb power plant pollution put Democrats running for office in coal country in a tough spot on Monday: Criticize their president, or side with him and become part of what could be a major drag on their region's economy.
Now that the EPA has handed down the carbon emission reduction requirements, the states are reacting - loudly - to the potential economic repercussions of hitting each of their emission goals.
Hawaii — the most fossil fuel dependent state in the nation— has already embarked on an initiative to achieve 70 percent clean energy by 2030, with 30 percent from efficiency measures and 40 percent coming from locally generated renewable sources.
A federal mandate to slash carbon emissions nationwide could result in another lengthy legal battle in Texas after the front-runner to become the state's next governor said Monday he will fight the effort.
The Obama administration's ambitious plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants will likely lead to higher electric bills in Iowa, but drastic changes may not be needed because the state's utilities have invested heavily in wind power.
The Tennessee Valley Authority appears to have a good start in meeting goals set by President Barack Obama's administration aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, its CEO said Monday.
Five things to know about the Obama administration's plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the chief greenhouse gas, from power plants.
Washington state would be expected to cut carbon emissions from its existing power plants by 72 percent under the Obama Administration's proposal to tackle global warming.
The announcement of stricter federal emissions standards on coal-fired power plants was met with groans Monday from many Kentuckians in coal country, worried about keeping their jobs and their way of life.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback declared Monday that a new federal rule for cutting carbon emissions is a "war against middle America," only days after his administration complicated potential efforts to comply by signing off on a new, $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant.
A federal plan to cut pollution blamed for global warming by 2030 is winning cheers from environmental advocates, but a key state official says the plan is "bold and aggressive" and questions whether it can be executed.
North Dakota oil companies must submit a gas capturing plan with their drilling permits beginning this month in an attempt to cut down the amount of natural gas that is burned off and wasted as a byproduct of oil production.
The federal government is proposing that South Carolina cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by more than half by the year 2030.