In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator with Appalachian Voices, shows her hand covered with wet coal ash from the Dan River swirling in the background as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the river in Danville, Va. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

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.
Categories: Accidents, Coal, Environment
Activisits hang a banner outside the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in eastern France on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. More than 60 Greenpeace activists have occupied the nuclear plant to protest the nation's reliance on atomic power.(AP Photo/Greenpeace, Joerg Modrow )

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.
Categories: Environment, Nuclear
(Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

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.
Categories: Coal, Environment, Europe
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska (AP Photo/Chris Miller)

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.
Categories: Crude oil, Environment
Coal ash is scooped up on a canoe paddle from the bank of the Dan River as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash in Eden, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Emails show ties between Duke, state regulators

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

Categories: Coal, Environment
Antelope graze not far from gas drilling rigs in western Wyoming's Upper Green River Basin. (Photo: Mead Gruver, Associated Press)

Fracturing secrets case back before Wyoming judge

Wyoming was the first state to require disclosure of fracturing fluid ingredients to state regulators.
This photo taken on March 3 and provided by the North Dakota Health Department, shows bags full of radioactive oil filter socks, the nets that strain liquids during the oil production process, piled in an abandoned building in Noonan, North Dakota.  (AP Photo/North Dakota Health Department)

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.
Categories: Environment
Police scuffle with protesters demonstrating in opposition to the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, Monday, March 10, 2014, as they block a door to the federal building in Philadelphia. The protestors say the pipeline would contribute to global warming. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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.
Categories: Environment, Keystone XL
Demonstrators march with a replica of a pipeline during a protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline outside the White House on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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. […]
Gina McCarthy, head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, speaks to journalists at the IHS CERAWeek energy conference in Houston on March 6, 2014. (Simone Sebastian/Houston Chronicle)

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.