Texas is the first state to confirm a deal to spend settlement money from the Gulf oil spill for long-term coastal conservation, working with a private nonprofit to cut through red tape and buy 80 acres of prime habitat for endangered whooping cranes. More »
A solid majority of Americans are more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who supports developing more natural gas, boosting federal support for renewable-energy use and research, and approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a new poll found. More »
A majority of Americans support a range of energy and environmental policies from more oil drilling to federal funding for renewables to regulations that curb pollution, albeit with significant partisan differences, according to a new Gallup poll.
The partisan gap was at least 20 points on each of the policies polled, according to the poll released Monday, underscoring the level of polarization that continues on matters of energy and environment. More »
A majority of Americans support a range of energy and environmental policies from more oil drilling to federal funding for renewables to regulations that curb pollution, albeit with significant partisan differences, according to a new Gallup poll. More »
More than a dozen environmental groups lobbied the White House today to impose robust new rules limiting air pollution from hydraulically fractured wells and reject what they said was an oil and gas industry “misinformation” campaign against the proposed mandates. More »
The number of permits issued to burn off natural gas quadrupled between 2009 and 2011, according to data from the Texas Railroad Commission. More »
Featured in the documentary “Gasland,” the village of Dimock has been at the center of a fierce debate over drilling, in particular the process of hydraulic fracturing. More »
Health, environmental and community activists have sued the Environmental Protection Agency to force it to finish long-awaited regulations restricting how power companies can dispose of the toxic chemical-containing leftovers from burning coal ash. More »
The Environmental Protection Agency will delay promulgating its long-awaited air standards for the oil and natural gas for two weeks, citing the need for more time to review public comments, an agency spokeswoman said Monday.
With sick and dead dolphins turning up along Louisiana’s coast, federal regulators are curbing an oil and natural gas exploration company from doing seismic tests known to disturb marine mammals. More »
The Texas Railroad Commission, which oversees oil and gas drilling, and Range Resources have long insisted drilling did not cause the water contamination. More »
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has invited President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for a milkshake to discuss producing oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — all while drilling for it from outside the area. More »