A group of doctors concerned about air pollution is asking Utah regulators to put a hold on a major oil refinery expansion. More »
The water saved by shifting a power plant from coal to natural gas is 25 to 50 times as great as the amount of water required to extract the natural gas through hydraulic fracturing, according to a University of Texas study released Thursday. More »
Japan’s government announced Friday that it will increase the amount of money it is providing to the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to step up cleanup and decommissioning efforts. More »
Several business executives and entrepreneurs were among the more than 150 celebrities who signed a letter to President Barack Obama this week urging him to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. More »
A Chesapeake Energy subsidiary has agreed to nearly $10 million in fines and restoration work to settle federal allegations over unauthorized discharges of fill material at more than two dozen natural gas extraction sites in West Virginia. More »
Bottlenose dolphins in a Louisiana bay fouled by the 2010 BP oil spill are suffering from lung damage and other injuries that are consistent with exposure to petroleum hydrocarbons, according to a federal study released Wednesday. More »
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun seeking ideas from the public as it considers ways to minimize and offset the number of eagles killed by what could become the largest wind farm in the country. More »
A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Steven Chu now teaches physics at Stanford University.
The blaze sent thousands of people to hospitals seeking medical attention.
The company may have to pay as much as $14 billion related to environmental cleanup and health claims. More »
The EPA is estimating that the average mileage of 2013 cars will rise another 0.4 mpg to 24. More »
Last week the TCEQ issued a proposed rule to allow it to regulate greenhouse gas sources under the Clean Air Act’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration Program. No surprise here. Texas business asked the state legislature to “authorize” the TCEQ to do this because it is more streamlined to have one permitting authority, and because of […] More »