A House committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would authorize the Keystone XL pipeline, after lawmakers agreed to work together to ensure energy companies pay into a U.S. oil spill trust fund for all of the crude it carries. More »
Federal investigators, plant officials and union members today will continue to search for the cause of a flash fire at Exxon Mobil’s Beaumont refinery Wednesday that injured at least a dozen workers – four critically. More »
A presidential commission that investigated the Gulf oil spill released a scorecard today giving Congress a D+ on heeding its recommendations for improving the safety of offshore drilling after the Deepwater Horizon accident. More »
A lawyer for a former BP engineer accused of obstruction of justice in connection with the investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster is asking a judge to impose sanctions and has accused federal prosecutors of misconduct for allegedly withholding evidence that could clear her client. More »
Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline used to have a simple argument: the project would endanger Nebraska’s delicate Sand Hills region, a vast network of dunes and wetlands that have been designated a National Natural Landmark. More »
The potential bankruptcy of Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings is being seized on by some groups to stir debate over taxes that power companies collect but don’t always pass on to the federal government. More »
A U.N. nuclear watchdog team has begun inspecting Japan’s crippled nuclear plant, which has been plagued with radioactive water leaks and other glitches more than two years it was struck by a tsunami. More »
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