The groups allege the EPA, by not issuing a proposed rule by yesterday to update particulate-matter standards, failed to meet a Clean Air Act deadline for finishing a five-year review of standards from 2006. More »
The United States is paving the way for American firms to respond to any oil spills from offshore drilling set to begin off Cuba’s northern coast later this year, an Obama administration official is telling the Senate today. More »
Three years after residents first noticed something wrong with their drinking-water wells, tanker trucks still rumble daily through this rural northeastern Pennsylvania village where methane gas courses through the aquifer and homeowners can light their water on fire. Recent testing confirms that gas continues to lurk in Dimock’s aquifer.
Houston business leaders visited Washington, D.C., last week to press energy proposals and seek changes in health care policy they say would benefit the city. More »
The bill passed 267-144, with all but three Republicans voting in favor and 37 Democrats joining them. Republicans said the bill would prevent EPA from issuing a rule that a utility industry group has said would cost up to 316,000 jobs. More »
The EPA says reduction of greenhouse gases is a “co-benefit” of a new rule aimed at reducing smog, not the primary goal. More »
Colorado beat out New York as the site of a new GE solar panel manufacturing facility. More »
Gov. Rick Perry just unveiled a four-part plan for boosting the U.S. economy that is tethered to the drill bit. More »
Gov. Rick Perry is set to unveil an energy plan for the country today that he says will unleash 1.2 million jobs while unlocking America’s oil, gas and coal resources. Although the Republican presidential hopeful says he can do much of this “unilaterally,” there are plenty of obstacles on Capitol Hill, in statehouses and in federal law books. More »
Some lawmakers don’t want to let BP take part in Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases, but the company says it has learned its lessons from the Deepwater Horizon accident. More »
The House will likely approve a bill Friday to block the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing its first-ever regulations restricting how utilities can dispose of coal ash.
The vote, 275 to 142, with all Republicans and 41 Democrats in support, represented the latest symbolic vote in Republicans’ recent push to slow down and weaken EPA regulations they say could slow job creation and harm businesses during a weak economy.