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Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s agreement to pay $5.15 billion for pollution cleanup across the U.S. was approved over objections from people who said their illnesses won’t be properly compensated.
A Texas family has won what appears to be the first successful U.S. lawsuit alleging that toxic air emissions from oil and gas production sickened people living nearby. But there are no assurances the verdict against Aruba Petroleum will survive an appeal or lead to regulatory changes in Texas.
Oil fields are spinning off thousands of tons of low-level radioactive trash as the U.S. drilling boom leads to a surge in illegal dumping and states debate how much landfills can safely take.
Sen. Barbara Boxer on Wednesday sought to shift the heated debate over Keystone XL from climate change to the public health effects of processing the oil sands it would transport from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
Bottlenose dolphins in a Louisiana bay fouled by the 2010 BP oil spill are suffering from lung damage and other injuries that are consistent with exposure to petroleum hydrocarbons, according to a federal study released Wednesday.
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.
Blood test results on some workers who cleaned up beaches and marshes after the 2010 Gulf oil spill suggest they may be at elevated risk for cancer and other disorders.
This week four of more than 48,000 residents who sued BP claiming health damage from the toxic gases that spewed from its Texas City refinery for 40 days in 2010 will be the first to have their day in court.
Late-night satirical newsman Stephen Colbert took aim at Range Resources and the hydraulic fracturing business Thursday, calling out a gag order placed on two children whose parents had claimed the family suffered health problems from shale gas activity next to their farm.
Oil and gas spending on health and safety will grow 60 percent by 2030, driven by increased regulations, according to study released Friday.