Activists held a press conference and teach-in on Tuesday in San Franciso, and plan to protest outside the gates of Chevron headquarters during Wednesday’s meeting. Some will try to enter the meeting and address shareholders directly.
The offshore drilling industry is still rebounding from a five-month moratorium and new regulations after the 2010 Gulf oil spill, with consumers paying the price at the pump, according to a new report out today. More »
The troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant in California operated for decades with equipment that might have temporarily severed the plant’s emergency power supply in the event of an earthquake, government filings revealed Tuesday.
A federal magistrate agreed Tuesday to ease travel restrictions he imposed on a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company’s response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More »
Several lawmakers from Texas are fighting to hold on to their jobs in Congress during today’s primaries across the Lone Star State. The list of incumbents in tough political fights includes a handful of Texans who have taken high-profile roles steering energy policy in Congress. More »
Failing to adopt best practices in shale gas production could fuel public opposition and “halt the unconventional gas revolution in its tracks,” the head of the International Energy Agency said today. More »
Spanish oil firm Repsol said Tuesday it will stop looking for oil in Cuba after hitting a dry well drilled at a cost of more than $100 million, a blow to the island nation desperate to find its own energy sources amid deep economic hardship. More »
The New York State comptroller on Tuesday piled on to a growing uproar from shareholders of Chesapeake Energy Corp., denouncing the company’s board of directors for “significant failings in its oversight responsibilities.” More »
State politicians are warning utility companies of the rising risks from cyber attacks, prompting some utility provides to unplug critical functions from the internet, according to an Austin American-Statesman story. More »
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