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Chevron To Pay $875K For Utah Oil Spills

May 13, 2014 10:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators have announced an $875,000 settlement with Chevron related to a pair of Utah oil spills in recent years.                                   

Colorado Oil Train Spills 6,500 Gallons

May 12, 2014 10:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Union Pacific Railroad says 6,500 gallons of oil spilled when a train derailed in northern Colorado on Friday.                                    

Businesses Struggle To Recover After Chemical Spill

May 12, 2014 10:50 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Restaurants and storefronts are buzzing again in West Virginia's capital city, but many still haven't filled a financial hole after chemicals sullied their running water and forced them to close for several days in January.                     


Recycling: The Primary Energy Efficiency Technology For Aluminum & Steel

May 9, 2014 11:12 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

The production of iron, steel, and aluminum is a highly energy-intensive process, accounting for 10% of total manufacturing energy use. The use of recycling in the manufacturing process of these metals has been a main driver of improvements in energy efficiency within the industry.

Preserving Fresh Water Through Innovation

May 9, 2014 1:00 am | by Shell | Videos | Comments

Check out how the Dawson Creek Reclaimed Water Project protects the water resources in and around the Groundbirch, BC fracking operation.                                                              

Fracking Well Leaks Into Creek

May 8, 2014 10:58 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

State and federal teams are still cleaning up after a shale well being drilled for fracking in southeast Ohio began leaking and the oily fluid ran into a nearby creek.                   

Connecticut Bans Fracking Waste Storage

May 8, 2014 10:48 am | by STEPHEN SINGER, Associated Press. | News | Comments

A last-minute tussle over eel fishing in Connecticut interfered briefly with legislation that overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives halting the storage and disposal of waste from gas exploration.                          

Texas City Contemplates Fracking Ban

May 8, 2014 10:44 am | by EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press | News | Comments

A North Texas city that sits on top of the Barnett Shale, believed to hold one of the largest natural gas reserves in the U.S., could become the first area in the state to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing.                         


Turning Chemical Waste Into Fuel

May 8, 2014 10:32 am | News | Comments

Univar Inc. has reached a milestone in sustainability, shipping its 100 millionth gallon of fuel-quality waste for reuse from its waste chemical business to Systech Environmental Corporation, a North American byproduct co-processing services provider.

Connecticut Reaches Deal On Fracking Waste Bill

May 7, 2014 11:01 am | by SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Connecticut's Senate endorsed a bipartisan compromise on how to handle the possibility of waste coming to Connecticut from hydraulic fracturing operations in other states.                                

Watchdog Looks Over The EPA's Shoulder In Alaska

May 7, 2014 10:52 am | by BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                               

A handful of the hundreds of creditors seeking compensation from the company at the center of West Virginia's chemical spill that deprived residents of usable tap water for days questioned top executives Tuesday in bankruptcy court.

Freedom Industries Offloads Related Business

May 7, 2014 10:50 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                        

Coal Ash On The Road

May 7, 2014 10:48 am | by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press | News | Comments

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."                      


Adapting To Shareholder Environmental Concerns

May 7, 2014 1:00 am | by Patrick Daugherty, Foley & Lardner LLP | Articles | Comments

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.

Business Mediates Discussion Between Steel Plant & Environmental Regulators

May 5, 2014 10:37 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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 No Closer To Finding Source Of Nuclear Leak

May 2, 2014 10:43 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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 To Close Coal Power Plants

May 2, 2014 10:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                            

Get The Facts On The Virginia Train Derailment

May 2, 2014 10:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                     

Coal Operator Sues Obama Administration Over Dust

May 2, 2014 10:33 am | by HOPE YEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                        

Mistakes Plague EPA Dissent Case

May 1, 2014 11:00 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

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. 

Oil Tankers Derail Into Virginia River

May 1, 2014 10:30 am | by ALAN SUDERMAN, MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                            

New Legislation Strips Chemical Regulating Power From States

April 30, 2014 11:14 am | by Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                 

Crude Facility Fears Aired

April 30, 2014 11:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                   

Testing EPA Power On The Chesapeake

April 29, 2014 10:44 am | by HOPE YEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.           

ND Approves Oil Spill Restoration Plan

April 28, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                             

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