Category: Environment

EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

The decision makes the EU the first major economy to set post-2020 emissions targets ahead of a global climate pact that is supposed to be adopted next year in Paris.  More »

Environmental group urges Texas regulators to tackle methane

The Environmental Defense Fund says some major oil companies are taking steps to reduce leaks of the greenhouse gas methane, the main component of natural gas, but that hundreds of smaller companies aren’t.  More »

First-of-its-kind carbon capture plant opens in North San Antonio

Austin-based Skyonic Inc. debuted its $125 million carbon capture plant on Tuesday.  More »

Energy Department: U.S. must act now on methane emissions

The EPA and the Interior Department are considering a combination of regulations that would rein in methane, a power heat-trapping greenhouse gas.  More »

Study: Natural gas surge won’t slow global warming

Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn’t quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won’t slow global warming, a new study projects.  More »

Poll: Public wants action on flaring

The oil industry’s practice of burning or releasing natural gas from wells where crude is the big moneymaker is unpopular in several western states, according to a poll released Thursday.  More »

Colorado fracking panel meets in Durango

The panel is part of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s deal to get groups to drop dueling ballot measures in November.  More »

Judge dismisses Nebraska’s EPA lawsuit

Nebraska’s attorney general filed the lawsuit in January, saying “the impossible standards imposed by the EPA will ensure no new power plants are built in Nebraska.”  More »

Record $4.5M fine pursued against gas driller

The fine is over what Pennsylvania environmental regulators describe as a major case of pollution from a leaking waste pit.  More »

Endangered species in Eagle Ford Shale gets help from UT group

The rare creature’s likely habitat includes large swaths of the Eagle Ford Shale, the prolific oil and gas field south of San Antonio.  More »

Pipeline’s path stirs opposition in Va., W.Va.

A proposed $5 billion pipeline that would deliver natural gas to the Southeast is finding opposition along its planned path in West Virginia and Virginia.  More »

EOG, Anadarko reach deal with New York to disclose financial risks of fracking

The New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached an agreement with Houston based energy producers EOG Resources and Anadarko that will require them to disclose the financial risks associated with hydraulic fracturing, his office announced Friday.  More »
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