Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to complete an assessment of the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on public health and to reconsider its decision blocking California from tightening pollution standards for cars and trucks.
A court-appointed expert in charge of determining whether Chevron Corp. dumped toxic waste in Ecuador has submitted a long-awaited report proposing that the oil giant fork over as much as $16.3 billion to pay for cleanup costs.
The U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming voted Wednesday to subpoena the Environmental Protection Agency for all documents showing what progress the agency has made in response to the Supreme Court's landmark Massachusetts v. EPA decision.
The U.S. government could generate billions of dollars from the sale of depleted uranium now in storage if it could get authorization from Congress, according to a report from the U.S. General Accounting Office.
Saying that Greka Oil and Gas Inc. violated directions to clean up an oil spill, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken over a Greka Superfund site in central California, while the company accuses the EPA of unreasonably denying it the chance to satisfy its obligations.
The Maryland legislature has voiced its support for utilities instituting energy efficiency measures, but lawmakers are still demanding that power companies inform their customers prior to charging them for the environmentally friendly steps.
A federal bankruptcy judge has reportedly refused to let Montana off the hook from those seeking to hold the state responsible for the asbestos injuries inflicted as a result of its alleged negligence in monitoring the mining activities of W.R. Grace & Co.
Opponents of Duke Energy Corp.'s $2.4 billion project to build a coal-fired power generator at its Cliffside, N.C., power complex are seeking to overturn an air quality permit that the state issued for the facility.
At the urging of Dow Chemical Co., a proposed class action by a group of Louisiana residents who claim they suffered personal injuries and property damages due to a chemical leak at one of the company's plants has been removed to federal court.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has joined the federal government in objecting to W.R. Grace & Co.'s plan to sell off polluted industrial sites through its Chapter 11 proceedings.
Worried by the possible destructive consequences of an atomic experiment, two U.S. residents have sued the U.S. Department of Energy, government physics research center Fermilab and Europe's Center for Nuclear Energy Research, among others, for not conducting an environmental analysis before building a Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.
An environmental group has urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to sanction oil giant Chevron Corp. for allegedly misleading shareholders about a potential $10 billion damages bill it faces.
Greka Oil and Gas Inc. has been served with its fourth U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcement order this year and faces fines of up to $32,500 per day if it does not immediately clean up a polluted California site.
An electricity industry group has asked a federal appellate court to reconsider its rejection of a plan to regulate mercury emissions at coal- and oil-fired power plants via a cap-and-trade system rather than a stricter provision of federal law.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed a bill on Friday that would have allowed Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to construct two coal-fired power plants in the southwestern portion of the state.
The U.S. government has objected to W.R. Grace & Co.'s plan to sell off 10 contaminated industrial properties through its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, claiming that the proposed deal doesn't do enough to ensure those properties will be cleaned up.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the proposed Broadwater Energy LLC liquefied natural gas facility, the first such facility in the U.S., on condition that Broadwater adopt more than 80 safety measures.
In a one-two punch to BP's Russian oil venture, Moscow's environmental watchdog said Friday it would launch an investigation into the company's biggest oil field one day after Russian authorities revealed they had arrested an TNK-BP employee and his brother on charges of industrial espionage.
A federal judge has agreed with a group of Peruvian children who were allegedly injured by exposure to toxins at a smelting plant in La Oroya, Peru, that their tort claims against the American companies who control the site should be removed from federal to state court.
Dow Chemical Co. and Shell Oil Co. have reportedly been slapped with a lawsuit by the city of Bakersfield, Calif., and the California-based company that delivers water to its residents, accusing them of knowingly polluting drinking water wells with a suspected carcinogen used in pesticides.