Vermont sues refiners over use of gasoline additive

The Vermont Attorney General’s office is suing more than two dozen of the country’s largest refiners of gasoline over the use of the gasoline additive MTBE that it says has caused widespread groundwater pollution.  More »

Wind farm project faces delay over tax credit uncertainty

Construction of a $115 million wind farm in southeastern South Dakota is being delayed because of investors’ uncertainty about a federal wind energy production tax credit.  More »

Kentucky plant emblematic of nationwide move from coal to gas

Across the U.S., utilities are making changes to try to meet stiffer carbon emissions rules the Obama administration announced this week.  More »

Railroads seek to limit oil train disclosures despite order in wake of explosions

Two railroad companies want to prevent the public from getting ahold of details about oil shipments through Washington state, a disclosure the federal government ordered be given to state emergency managers in the wake of several oil train accidents.  More »

PG&E expects new indictment over explosion

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. expects to be hit with a new federal indictment next month over a deadly pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban California neighborhood in 2010, a regulatory filing says.  More »

Court: BP must pay Clean Water Act fines for spill

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says BP can’t avoid fines for the 2010 Gulf oil spill by blaming equipment owned by Transocean.  More »

Agency says no long-term health risk from spill

Michigan’s health agency says there’s no long-term risk from swimming and fishing in the Kalamazoo River, the site of a 2010 oil spill.  More »

Minnesota oil spill of 1979 still aids in research

Today, the site attracts scientists from around the world who are collecting data from sensors that sample soil, water and air.  More »

Crude oil flat despite U.S. supply drop

Benchmark U.S. oil for July fell 2 cents to close at $102.64 a barrel.  More »

Exxon manager says work going well at Alaska’s Point Thomson

Alaska’s current healthy environment for investment is a reason to vote against repeal of an oil tax measure passed in 2013, an ExxonMobil official told the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.  More »

NY top court considers local bans on gas drilling

The cases being argued before the Court of Appeals involve bans in the small towns of Dryden and Middlefield in rural central New York.  More »

Kansas pushes back on lesser prairie chicken

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday that he is pushing the federal government to assume some costs for protecting the lesser prairie chicken by expanding incentives for farmers to enroll their land in a longstanding conservation program.  More »
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