A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a West Virginia district court's ruling requiring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct more thorough environmental scrutiny prior to issuing Clean Water Act permits for mountaintop coal mines.
An appeals court has rejected a bankruptcy court's conclusion that natural gas supply contracts between National Gas Distributors LLC and parties including Smithfield Packing Co. Inc. were not swap agreements, reversing a finding that BP Energy Co. called a threat to the integrity of the natural gas market.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a pair of bills Wednesday aimed at conserving water in connection with both oil and natural gas drilling and normal household use.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., General Electric Co., IBM Corp. and Pass & Seymour Inc. have agreed to spend an estimated $14 million cleaning up a former chemical waste recovery facility in upstate New York.
Chevron Corp. has fired back in the long-standing environmental lawsuit against Ecuadorian state-owned oil company Petroecuador, claiming that a court-appointed geologist grossly miscalculated the damages allegedly caused by Chevron’s pollution in the Amazon to total $27 billion.
Saul Ewing LLP has added a veteran energy lawyer to its Baltimore office with the hire of longtime Constellation Energy Group Inc. counsel Dan R. Skowronski.
A federal judge has approved a $3 million settlement between bankrupt mining company Asarco LLC and six other companies, including BP America Inc., over the cost of cleaning up a polluted site in Missouri.
The United Mine Workers of America has partially won a challenge to a final rule issued by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit finding some of the provisions concerning mine rescue teams at odds with the underlying legislation.
An independent oil and gas company that has pursued long-running bribery and corruption claims against several major international players in the oil industry was handed another defeat Monday when a federal judge ordered the company to pursue its claims against BG Group PLC in a Canadian arbitration proceeding.
Halliburton Co. and former subsidiary KBR Inc. have agreed to pay $579 million to settle criminal and civil charges that they bribed Nigerian officials in order to obtain engineering, procurement and construction contracts worth about $6 billion.
The Plantation Pipeline Co. has agreed to fork over $725,000 in order to settle allegations by federal prosecutors that the company violated the Clean Water Act by discharging thousands of gallons of oil into federal waters in three states.
Under settlements with federal regulators, two petroleum refiners have agreed to spend more than $141 million to rein in air pollution and resolve allegations that three refineries in Kansas and Wyoming violate the Clean Air Act.
Twin City Fire Insurance Co. has asked a court to rule that it has no duty to pay Key Energy Services Inc. nearly $1 million to cover the costs of securities and derivatives class action settlements because the oil services company did not exhaust lower levels of excess directors and officers liability coverage.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has delayed a U.S. Department of the Interior five-year plan for offshore oil and gas development in order to examine its environmental impacts, in his latest rebuke of one of the Bush administration's "midnight regulations."
As public clamor mounts for criminal prosecutions of financial fraud, a member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is pushing Congress to give the CFTC the authority to pursue criminal prosecutions.
Fresh off a win in the rights abuses case involving Nigerian protesters, Chevron Corp. is demanding that the villagers who brought suit fork over almost $500,000 in reimbursements, in a move that some opponents have labeled heartless.
A Senate panel has reportedly voted to prevent the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from allocating the costs of new transmission lines for green energy unless consumers in a region will receive “measurable economic and reliability benefits.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has notified the Tennessee Valley Authority that a Dec. 22 retention pond breach at its Kingston Fossil Plant that unleashed an avalanche of coal-ash sludge into a nearby river constitutes a violation of the Clean Water Act.
A private group of Australian and Canadian investors has completed its $7.4 billion acquisition of Puget Energy Inc., Washington state's largest electric and natural gas utility, less than two months after receiving final approval for the merger from state energy regulators.
The Vermont Supreme Court has upheld a ruling allowing the permitting of a 16-turbine wind project near the town of Sheffield despite objections from a citizens' group that the project would tarnish the landscape and hurt tourism.