Although the regulatory reform bill never once mentions coal ash, it allowed Duke Energy to avoid any costly cleanup of contaminated groundwater leaching from its unlined dumps toward rivers, lakes and the drinking wells of nearby homeowners.
A Colorado oil company will likely be sanctioned for not heeding a warning to properly secure a North Dakota well that flooded and spilled oil near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers.
Two Ohio environmental groups will ask federal regulators to investigate circumstances surrounding expired pollution-discharge permits at an agency where allegations of coal-industry influence arose during a personnel flap last year.
New Jersey lawmakers are considering a ban on treating or storing waste products created by hydraulic fracturing operations in the natural gas exploration industry.
The president of the company that spilled chemicals into 300,000 West Virginians' water supply wants to get paid for work during bankruptcy proceedings.
Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a west Alabama swamp. So why is dark, smelly crude oil still oozing into the water four months later?
Air pollution that has turned the skies over Paris a murky yellow and shrouded much of Belgium for days forced drivers to slow down Friday and gave millions a free ride on public transportation.
Internal emails between staff at North Carolina's environmental agency suggest state regulators were coordinating with Duke Energy before intervening in efforts by citizens groups trying to sue the company over groundwater pollution leeching from its coal ash dumps.
A Kentucky coal company will pay $660,000 in fines for illegally dumping mining debris into Appalachian streams under a proposed order in federal court.
The high court sent the case back to a lower court on a technicality, but noted that Wyoming didn't offer enough evidence that the state oil and gas supervisor was correct to withhold the ingredient lists in response to requests for them.
North Carolina's top utilities regulator has been subpoenaed as part of the broadening criminal investigation triggered by last month's massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge.
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Ohio Environmental Protection Agency records show 13 of the 18 have expired since Republican Gov. John Kasich took office in 2011, or about a quarter of the 49 issued to coal facilities.
A federal appeals court has turned aside an industry effort to weaken compliance requirements for environmental standards that reduce soot pollution from power plants.
Gov. Pat McCrory said Tuesday he's going to stay out of the debate whether his former employer Duke Energy Corp. should be allowed to pass to consumers the costs of closing North Carolina's coal ash ponds.
A bill to regulate the disposal of waste produced by gas-well drilling will likely be introduced by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in a special session after both sides could not agree before midnight Saturday, the deadline for the regular session.
A Detroit-area steel plant would be allowed to release higher volumes of emissions into the air under a revised permit proposed by the state Department of Environmental Quality.
Virginia is examining any potential long-term environmental damage from a North Carolina coal ash spill on the Dan River and will hold Duke Energy "fully accountable" if any is found, the director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Monday.
Long-time Governor Jerry Brown has placed climate change and environmental issues at the core of his re-election platform, but he's been dogged by those critical of his decision to allow fracking of oil and natural gas in California. He's being pushed to order a moratorium to block it.
Duke Energy's CEO says while the company and its shareholders will pay to clean up a coal ash spill in the Dan River, its customers will shoulder the costs of closing the rest of the utility's coal ash ponds across North Carolina.
In the wake of California's Green Chemistry Law, and the associated regulations that will become public later this year, Chem.Info spoke with Michael Kirschner about what the forthcoming regulations will mean for manufacturers and what they can be doing to prepare now.
Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash dumps, a judge said Thursday.
People have been caught nearly 150 times in the past year attempting to illegally dump loads of oil field waste — much of it radioactive — at two of the biggest landfills in western North Dakota.
The U.S. Department of Energy described the radiation leak as minuscule, posing no public health threat, but residents and officials voiced frustration at a town hall, saying the DOE and managers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant are leaving them in the dark about what's happening at the repository.
Aiming at the heart of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, the Republican-controlled House voted to block the administration's plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants.