Russia grants Greenpeace activist amnesty

One of the Greenpeace activists detained in Russia’s Arctic has been granted amnesty, the environmental group said Tuesday.  More »

Crude oil edges above $99, adding to recent gains

Oil prices are up around 7 percent so far in December and on track to finish the year with a gain.  More »

EPA probe demands more water testing in Texas

An investigation has found the U.S. environmental agency was right in 2010 to immediately halt the use of water from North Texas residential wells contaminated by methane and is asking for further testing.  More »

Regulator refunds utility’s fine for pipeline explosion

California regulators have refunded $375,000 to Pacific Gas and Electric Co. over concerns the fine payment could jeopardize a potentially larger penalty against the utility for the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion, a newspaper reported.  More »

Wind farm eagle deaths overestimated, company says

The developers of what could become the nation’s largest wind energy project say the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has overestimated how many eagles could be killed by wind turbines at the site.  More »

Hyundai, Kia to pay millions in fuel settlement

Hyundai and its sister company Kia said Monday that they will pay up to $395 million to consumers as part of a proposed settlement over overstated gas mileage.  More »

Retail gasoline prices up slightly across Texas

Retail gasoline prices across Texas have risen slightly as drivers take to the roads for the holiday season.  More »

Oil slips below $99 a barrel; pump price rises

Last week, oil rose nearly 3 percent.  More »

Public weighs in on Illinois’ tough fracking law proposal

The public hearings have ended, but state officials said there’s still time to submit public comments on proposed rules for the high-volume oil and gas drilling known as hydraulic fracturing.  More »

Solar energy projects finally getting boost in NY

An array of shimmering panels covering 3 acres in New York’s Finger Lakes is a sign of the state’s latest push to catch up to its neighbors in the Northeast that have set the pace in recent years for promoting solar energy.  More »

Company won’t be fined for pipeline without permit

A company that operated a natural gas pipeline for more than two years without a permit will not be fined by the state Public Service Commission.  More »

To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

America’s newest and cleanest coal-fired power plant comes with a catch: The heat-trapping carbon dioxide removed from its smokestack pollution will help force more oil out of the ground.  More »