Category: Environment

Michigan officials want more supports beneath oil pipes

Enbridge Energy Partners LP was put on notice following the company’s acknowledgement it was partly out of compliance with an agreement dating to 1953, when the pipelines were laid in the Straits of Mackinac.  More »

EPA says Duke done dredging coal ash from N.C. river

Environmental watchdog groups pointed out Thursday that Duke recovered less than 10 percent of the coal ash it spilled.  More »

California hearing addresses oil refinery rules

The residents of Los Angeles’ Wilmington area were among about a dozen speakers to address an EPA panel hearing.  More »

Google-gas: mapping cars search for pipeline leaks

Environmentalists have teamed up with Google to shine a spotlight on natural gas leaking from pipes buried under city streets in Boston, Indianapolis and Staten Island.  More »

Denton residents to vote on fracking ban in November

The Denton City Council voted down a petition 5-2 to ban new hydraulic fracturing after eight hours of testimony, sending the proposal to a public ballot in November  More »

NRG begins work on coal plant carbon capture project

A coal-fired generating unit at a power plant near Houston will begin capturing some of its carbon dioxide emissions in 2016.  More »

Denton’s proposed fracking ban likely to go to voters

As Denton considers permanently banning hydraulic fracturing within city limits, the state’s oil and gas regulator has weighed into the fray, arguing the move would undercut one of the key pillars of the Texas economy.’  More »

Workshops on reporting problems set for Eagle Ford

The Laredo-based nonprofit Rio Grande International Study Center and the Environmental Defense Fund plan five free workshops in the Eagle Ford Shale region to teach residents and workers what to do if they have concerns about oil and gas development.  More »

Influence game: Shaping railroad safety rules

Billions of dollars are riding on how oil train safety rules are written, and lobbyists from the railroads, tank car manufacturers and the oil, ethanol and chemical industries have met 13 times since March with officials at the White House and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.  More »

Near spill, reservation wrestles with oil’s impact

For many Native Americans on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation — a land that accounts for 300,000 of the 1 million barrels of oil produced by North Dakota daily — there is a difficult balance between the potential prosperity that oil and gas development can bring and the preservation of a land considered by cultural and religious tradition to be sacred.  More »

EPA trying to confirm N. Dakota spill didn’t reach lake

EPA said most of the spill was pooled on the ground, soaked into the soil and held behind beaver dams.  More »

KiOR hires investment bank to explore sale

KiOR, based in Pasadena, announced it had hired Guggenheim Partners  More »
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