Cyber attacks traced to China targeted at least 48 chemical and military-related companies in an effort to steal technical secrets, a U.S. computer security company said Tuesday, adding to complaints about pervasive Internet crime linked to this country. More »
Dynegy Inc., the third-largest independent U.S. power producer, missed a $43.8 million interest payment today on its 8.375 percent notes due 2016, which will constitute an event of default if not paid after 30 days. More »
Government permitting of offshore drilling projects soared in October, as federal regulators signed off on the drilling of 13 deep-water wells during the month — the best record since the administration lifted a moratorium on that offshore exploration a year ago. More »
A top Environmental Protection Agency official said today the agency would have enough time to go through public comments on a proposed power-plant rule that a coalition of utilities and states such as Texas has asked a court to delay. More »
Environmental groups today upped pressure on Congress not to block the Environmental Protection Agency from handing down restrictions on coal-ash disposal, citing reports of an ash spill into Lake Michigan on Monday. More »
President Barack Obama tells Omaha television station KETV that the potential jobs created by a proposed oil pipeline through Nebraska must be weighed against any possible health risks to the public. More »
Angry parents from across Texas are urging the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to reject a request by Valero Energy and other energy companies for a tax exemption that could cost schools and cities $135 million in refunds. More »
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