Congressional requests and hotline complaints prompted the audit, which will look at whether the EPA followed laws, regulations and policies in developing its report, according to a memo from the office.
The now-bankrupt company at the center of West Virginia's chemical spill wants to sell what's left at its other site to a company tied to former executives.
Divided Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday voted to allow for the use of coal ash and other industrial byproducts in cement and asphalt, approving legislation that would reclassify certain hazardous wastes for "beneficial use."
As concern about the environmental impact of manufacturing grows, increased shareholder activism has the potential to affect any company’s approach. Recent changes in how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission looks at shareholder proposals are giving activists a bigger voice, forcing manufacturers adapt to the new environment.
State business development officials led discussions with environmental regulators and a Detroit-area steel plant seeking to release higher amounts of toxins, according to a newspaper report.
Crews searching for the source of a radiation release from the government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico have found damaged bags of minerals in the mine, but officials say they have yet to identify what caused the radiation leak.
NV Energy is planning to close three of its Reid Gardner coal-fired power plants this year and completely end the use of coal power plants by 2019.
The Lynchburg train derailment and fire comes amid a surge in domestic oil drilling that has prompted oil companies to move increasing amounts of crude by rail over the past several years.
An Ohio-based coal operator is suing the Obama administration, claiming that new federal regulations to cut the amount of coal dust in coal mines are overly burdensome and costly to industry.
Supreme Court opinions are rarely susceptible to the kind of fact-checking that reporters usually employ on politics. But Justice Antonin Scalia's hearty dissent in an environmental case this week contained such a glaring error of fact — misreporting an earlier case in which Scalia himself wrote the majority opinion — that the justice changed the opinion.
Virginia state officials are still trying to figure out the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged three oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River.
Legislation to create national standards for regulating chemicals has generated opposition from some states, who fear the bill would curtail their authority to take action against chemicals they deem harmful.
Wolverine Terminals Corp. officials have sought to reassure worried St. James Parish residents that its plans for a crude oil facility in Paulina will be safe and do not pose a threat.
A case before the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia asks whether the Environmental Protection Agency went too far in negotiating a 2010 agreement that sets pollution limits on the nation's largest estuary.
The North Dakota Department of Health has approved plans to restore land damaged last fall by a pipeline break that spilled more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil across a northwestern wheat field.
The U.S. Department of Energy said Friday that it welcomes the decision by oil and gas industry supplier Baker Hughes to disclose all chemicals in hydraulic fracturing fluid. But Halliburton, a major competitor in the field, isn't committing to such disclosure.
Greenpeace International is sending out a ship to protest a tanker bringing the first oil produced at a new Russian offshore platform in the Arctic Circle to Rotterdam.
North Dakota confirmed Thursday the discovery of a new radioactive dump of waste from oil drilling, and separately a company hired to clean up waste found in February at another location said it removed double the amount of radioactive material originally estimated to be there.
Indigenous protesters have occupied Peru's biggest oilfield in the Amazon jungle near Ecuador to demand the cleanup of decades of contamination from spilled crude.
A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.
In a time when both regulations and money are tight, companies can't afford not to keep track of their energy consumption. Chem.Info sat down with Kevin Price, an EAM Product Director at Infor, to talk about some solutions to the challenges posed by maintaining energy usage sustainability.
Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
The tiny island state 2,500 miles from the nearest continent is so critical to the nation's modern corn-growing business that the industry's leading companies all have farms here, growing new varieties genetically engineered for desirable traits like insect and drought resistance.
The Supreme Court has declined to disturb a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater.
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.