Category: Environment

Federal grand jury looks into Duke Energy spill

A federal grand jury planned to convene Tuesday as part of a widening criminal investigation triggered by the massive Duke Energy coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge.  More »

Greenpeace activists occupy French nuclear plant

Police have surrounded a nuclear plant in eastern France after more than 60 Greenpeace activists occupied it Tuesday to protest the nation’s reliance on atomic power.  More »

Green push blows away German coal-power profits

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s campaign to limit climate change with an energy system based on renewable sources is cutting into profits of companies that still provide 57 percent of the power that keeps Europe’s biggest economy humming.  More »

Senator: Energy technology needed to combat climate change

The U.S. has made progress at addressing climate change, but additional technologies are needed to promote the use of abundant energy resources while combating emissions, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.  More »

Emails show ties between Duke, state regulators

Staff exchanged messages discussing “how Duke wants to be sued.”  More »

Fracturing secrets case back before Wyoming judge

Wyoming was the first state to require disclosure of fracturing fluid ingredients to state regulators.  More »

Officials: Cache of illegal oil field waste found

Filter socks, which can become contaminated with naturally occurring radiation, are banned for disposal in North Dakota.  More »

Keystone XL activists arrested in Philly (photos)

Dozens of environmentalists blocked entrances to a federal office building Monday in Philadelphia to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline and police arrested at least 24 people, organizers said.  More »

The War on Energy is Underway

Consumer Energy Alliance’s mission is to promote U.S. energy production.  With our membership, CEA supports public policies that ensure consumers can access affordable energy and that the energy is developed safely and responsibly. We advocate for opening areas off U.S. shores in the Atlantic, the Arctic and in the Gulf of Mexico to energy development. […]  More »

EPA chief: Power plant rules won’t ‘put the brakes on business’

Economic growth and reducing carbon pollution can go hand in hand, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy insisted Thursday.  More »

Environmentalist: Methane emissions hurt benefits of natural gas

The energy industry must continue to manage rogue natural gas emissions that release methane into the atmosphere in order to maximize the fuel’s potential as a sustainable source of energy, the head of the Environmental Defense Fund said Wednesday.  More »

Growth in oil field water use challenging regulators

Industrial water management needs more comprehensive regulatory rules that cover its use ‘cradle to grave’, experts said a morning breakfast panel Wednesday.  More »

Energy CEO: Climate change is real, driven by humans

BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Maxkenzie, who leads the world’s largest mining company, said that climate change is real and driven by human activity during remarks Tuesday at the annual CERAWeek conference in Houston.  More »

Hundreds propose places to protect from drilling

The North Dakota Industrial Commission received more than 500 comments from the public on a proposal for places deemed worthy of special protection from energy development.  More »

Battle shaping up over ‘Big Oil’ lawsuit bill

Supporters of a south Louisiana flood control board’s lawsuit against scores of oil and gas companies over erosion of coastal wetlands announced plans Thursday to fight legislation they say could undermine not only the lawsuit but the political independence of the board.  More »