A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission acted appropriately in awarding a partial refund to power generators for the cost of connecting to public utility lines, rejecting bids for review by both generators and utility companies, which disputed the decision.
Adding to GeoStar Corp.’s ample woes, Axis Reinsurance Corp. has filed suit claiming its excess directors and officers liability insurance policies are void and off-limits for GeoStar personnel accused of operating a fraudulent and ostensibly tax-deductible thoroughbred-horse breeding scheme.
A state court judge has issued a ruling that will allow the Maryland Public Service Commission to continue investigating Constellation Energy Group Inc.'s proposed $4.5 billion sale of half its nuclear power assets to Electricite de France SA.
Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges that it killed dozens of ducks, grebes, owls and other birds in violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit objecting to a Duke Energy Corp. coal-fired power plant, saying the environmental groups fighting the facility have filed a near-identical action with the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings.
With a landmark carbon regulation bill working quickly through Congress, energy industry experts on Thursday asked U.S. senators to act just as expeditiously to lay out the regulatory future for sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide and mercury regulation in power-plant emissions.
Four key U.S. Cabinet members told a Senate committee Tuesday that — while not perfect — a sweeping climate-change bill passed by the House of Representatives could be molded to address critics' concerns while leaving its centerpiece cap-and-trade program intact.
A California judge has blocked Chevron Corp. from proceeding with its plan to expand an oil refinery in Richmond, Calif., until the city brings an environmental impact report into compliance with state law and issues a new conditional use permit for the project.
Superior Offshore International Inc. founder and ex-CEO Louis Schaefer has asked a bankruptcy judge for permission to sue American International Group Inc. on behalf of the undersea construction company for allegedly reneging on an $80 million loan agreement.
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP is trying to compel discovery to substantiate the city of San Diego's damages claims of more than $160 million, in a lawsuit alleging the pipeline giant has dragged its feet on cleaning up a fuel plume that contaminated groundwater.
A judge has granted Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. summary judgment against antitrust claims filed by two gas shippers against the pipeline operator for allegedly allowing certain gas shippers to store gas in the pipeline in exchange for kickbacks.
U.S. industry and trade could suffer if broad carbon regulation is enacted without first laying out ground rules with key trading partners for measuring and taxing carbon impact on imports and exports, international trade experts told members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday.
A federal appeals court has affirmed a judge's order that Massey Energy Co. must rehire union miners who lost their jobs when it acquired a bankrupt rival in 2004, but that it does not have to negotiate with a union pending an appeal of a National Labor Relations Board decision.
A federal judge has certified a class of employees at Edison International who allege that the electric power company offered 401(k) plans that charged excessive fees and engaged in illegal self-dealing.
Setting aside creditor concerns, the judge overseeing Pacific Energy Resources Ltd.'s Chapter 11 case has approved the sale procedures for some of the energy company's assets.
A California appeals court has ruled that a Gulf Underwriters Insurance Co. is not obligated to provide liability coverage to oil producer Venoco Inc. for pollution-related health claims brought by former students and staff members of Beverly Hills High School, which is near a Venoco well site.
The Sweet Lake Land and Oil Co. has accused Exxon Mobil Corp. and three other oil companies that leased its Lake Charles, La., property of violating their leases by improperly disposing toxic substances that tainted the soil and groundwater.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to amend a set of national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants from gasoline distribution facilities in response to a lawsuit filed by a group of automobile manufacturers.
A major producer of coal in northern and central Appalachia has objected to CDX Gas LLC's latest disclosure statement, claiming the bankrupt Houston-based natural gas exploration company has not made it clear how certain contracts will be treated.
Republican lawmakers rallying opposition to landmark climate-change legislation making its way through Congress are demanding answers about an internal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report disputing the danger of greenhouse gas emissions, a finding they claim the agency buried.