Category: Environment

Feds discuss eagle kill by massive wind farm

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 »

Former energy secretary joins carbon capture company

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Steven Chu now teaches physics at Stanford University.  More »

EPA says Chevron violated law at California refinery

The blaze sent thousands of people to hospitals seeking medical attention.  More »

Judge holds Anadarko’s Kerr-McGee liable

The company may have to pay as much as $14 billion related to environmental cleanup and health claims.  More »

Cars, trucks hit record gas mileage last year

The EPA is estimating that the average mileage of 2013 cars will rise another 0.4 mpg to 24.  More »

Texas proposes to take over GHG permitting under Clean Air Act PSD program

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 »

Court looks at EPA rule on cross-state pollution

The U.S. Supreme Court indicated Tuesday it could breathe new life into a federal rule requiring states to reduce power plant pollution from the South and Midwest that fouls the air in the eastern U.S.  More »

Parker: We need tough decisions on climate

Local, state and federal governments need to make tough decisions to help blunt the effects of climate change, Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Tuesday.  More »

Green oil? Phillips 66 strikes a deal to develop it

A small San Diego company is teaming up with the largest U.S. oil refiner to bring an algae-based crude closer to market.  More »

Nine states tighten carbon dioxide pollution rules

Massachusetts and eight other states are part of the nation’s first multi-state “cap-and-trade” program known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  More »

Proposed ethane cracker faces tough review

A proposed ethane cracker plant in Wood County likely would have to comply with a state regulation aimed at limiting greenhouse gas emissions from major industrial facilities.  More »

Environmentalists, unions seek to fix gas leaks

Unions and environmentalists unite in call to fix leaky old pipelines that threaten public health and the environment, a national effort that could cost $82 billion.  More »

Big Oil anticipates 10-fold surge in carbon cost

International oil producers are girding for carbon emission costs that may surge to almost 10 times the current prices in Europe, the world’s largest greenhouse gas market, as governments around the world step up efforts to curb climate change  More »

US to allow eagle deaths, to aid wind power

The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, an effort to spur development and investment in green energy while balancing its environmental consequences.  More »

Investigation digs into aftereffects of Exxon Mobil pipeline spill (video)

Inside Climate News has released a two-part investigation into the aftermath of Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline oil spill, which unleashed 210,000 gallons of oil on an Arkansas neighborhood in March.  More »