The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed granting a petition by Valero Refining Co. to remove sediment generated at its refinery in Memphis from a list of hazardous waste.
The Louisiana Public Service Commission has accused Entergy Corp. of profiteering at consumers’ expense, alleging the company's Arkansas utility has been selling low-cost electric energy intended for system affiliates to third-party power marketers, including Duke Energy Corp. and Westar Energy Inc.
With a controversial wind farm in West Virginia nearing completion, environmental and animal rights groups have asked a federal judge for an injunction to halt construction in order to protect endangered bat populations in the farm's vicinity.
A Colorado county and 14 environmental groups have sued the U.S. government in an effort to stop a Western energy corridor designated during the Bush administration, arguing that the plan ignores renewable energy goals and threatens already-imperiled animal species.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has pushed back a deadline for when committees can complete their work on a climate bill, but has said he still aims to get something passed by the end of the year.
With about three weeks to go until the start of a trial over the gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether, last remaining defendant Exxon Mobil Corp. has filed another motion for summary judgment against the city of New York.
A bankruptcy judge has approved a $29.3 million sale of assets of bankrupt Houston-based natural gas exploration company CDX Gas LLC to EnerVest Energy Institutional Fund LP.
The Group of Eight leading nations has struck a long-term deal to cut carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 and to work with all nations to cut global emissions in half.
Cozen O'Connor announced Thursday the opening of new offices in Harrisburg and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., two vital business and government hubs that the firm expects will give a boost to its regulatory and litigation services and key practice areas as it continues to grow strategically in 2009.
Chevron Corp. is appealing a California judge’s ruling that pulled the plug last week on the overhaul of a refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area, claiming the project's environmental impact report adequately addresses pollution from the expansion.
Calling the proposal unnecessary and lacking in vital details, a major unsecured creditor in the bankruptcy of ethanol producer Renew Energy LLC has objected to the firm's request to pay its employees severance in the event of a possible liquidation and sell-off of assets.
Rhode Island on Thursday increased the maximum fine against industrial polluters from $1,000 per violation to $25,000 per violation per day, the same day a joint motion was filed to dismiss a suit alleging that a utility company's manufactured gas waste contaminated dozens of properties in the town of Tiverton, R.I.
The buyer of a property contaminated by a former Chevron USA station near Lake Tahoe has appealed a judge’s decision to award more than $367,000 in attorneys’ fees after finding Chevron not liable for the environmental damage.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission would be given full authority over markets that trade carbon allowances under a U.S. Senate bill that addresses regulation of a new cap-and-trade system.
Ruling that carbon dioxide emissions are not regulated or limited by the Clean Air Act or Georgia's Air Quality Act, a Georgia appeals court has overturned a lower court's denial of an air quality permit for the construction of a pulverized coal-fired electric power plant.
The European Commission on Wednesday fined German utility E.ON AG and its French natural gas provider counterpart GDF Suez €553 million ($768 million) each for allegedly agreeing not to compete in each other's markets.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is considering limits on trading and other measures to clamp down on excessive speculation, the head of the agency announced Tuesday.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sued coal company Geotec Inc. and three of its executives for allegedly organizing a scheme involving the fraudulent issuance of shares and another scheme involving coal transactions.
The European Commission has reportedly warned German utility E.ON AG and its French natural gas provider counterpart, GDF Suez, that the regulator will likely fine the companies for allegedly colluding to raise gas prices in France and Germany.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday that it had won an emergency asset freeze in a lawsuit it filed against a Texas energy investment firm and its managers for allegedly running a $485 million Ponzi scheme.