Following a spate of explosive accidents involving North Dakota crude, the state began requiring companies on Wednesday to remove certain liquids and gases from oil before it's loaded onto rail cars — a move industry and state regulators believe will make for safer shipments.
North Dakota, whose oil riches have been unlocked by the use of hydraulic fracturing, said...
The Department of Interior said Tuesday that it has affirmed corrections to an environmental...
Agribusiness Monsanto Co., whose popular weed killer Roundup has been partly blamed by critics for knocking out monarch butterflies' habitat, said Tuesday it is committing $4 million to efforts to stem the worrisome decline of the black-and-orange insects.
The agreement sets deadlines for Freedom to submit cleanup reports and work plans to the DEP.
President Obama previously nominated Vanessa Sutherland, chief counsel for the Transportation Department's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, to succeed Moure-Eraso. That transition, however, will move up by three months following a slew of controversies under Moure-Eraso's watch.
CSX also agreed to complete restoration of the river bank in the area of the derailment and monitor the river for any long-term environmental impacts from the incident.
The United States pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change.
The plant was shut down in January 2012 after a small radiation leak led to the discovery of damage to hundreds of virtually new generator tubes.
There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions: how and where?
The Senate approved a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency Friday that includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes.
The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity.
After years of declines, the report shows factories, power plants and other operations released about 36 million pounds of potentially dangerous chemicals in 2013.
The state's Oil and Gas Division heard the request from XTO Energy this week in which the company argues it has nowhere to take its gas.
Duke Energy's CEO is paying a price for a massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals.
Santorum criticized the Obama administration's regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.
In December Japan counted $1 billion in loans for coal plants in Indonesia as climate finance, angering critics who say such financing should be going to clean energy. Japanese officials now say they are also counting $630 million in loans for coal plants in Kudgi, India, and Matarbari, Bangladesh, as climate finance.
Monsanto Corporation has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for hundreds of uncontrolled releases of dangerous chemicals at its phosphate plant in Soda Springs, Idaho.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the House have found something in common. Many have issues with the Obama administration's new regulations requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
Researchers from Michigan State University reported electric vehicles only emit about one-fifth the heat of conventional gas-powered vehicles. In areas with heavy traffic, scientists argued reducing heat emissions from cars could also lead to residents using less air conditioning.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture spokesman said a pesticide was used to destroy the birds to prevent the spread of disease to dairy cows.
Worker fatalities at U.S. oil refineries between 2005 and 2015 nearly matched the total from the previous decade despite safety recommendations made in the aftermath of a 2005 accident.
Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky unveiled a draft bill Monday that would allow governors to veto compliance with the federal rule if the governor determines it would cause significant hikes for electricity or harm reliability in the state.
Despite the state's ambitious clean-air goals, officials are turning to dirtier, more costly fossil-fuel plants to fill some of the power gap.
In Texas, the cars derailed Saturday evening near Valley Mills, a town about 25 miles northwest of Waco. Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper D.L. Wilson said that about four homes were evacuated.
Industry groups hammered the proposal; the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Western Energy Alliance filed a federal lawsuit in Wyoming in hopes of blocking the rules.
Montana regulators won't move forward on a proposal for a major new coal mine until sponsor Arch Coal Inc. addresses hundreds of deficiencies in its application, the state Department of Environmental Quality.
The new classification is aimed mainly at industrial use of glyphosate. Its use by home gardeners is not considered a risk.
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