The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has taken aim at President Bush's proposed budget for the departments of Energy and the Interior, with members saying they “strongly disagree” with several of Bush's proposals.
Lashing out at a circuit court's Monday decision upholding $196.2 million in punitive damages in a class action pollution case, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. said Tuesday it plans to appeal the ruling to West Virginia's highest court.
Seeking to shed some of its environmental liabilities, troubled industrial giant W.R. Grace & Co. asked a federal bankruptcy court on Friday to let it sell 10 contaminated plots of land for almost $4.4 million.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may need to amend its regulations on toxicity reporting to address the unique characteristics of nanomaterials, a new study says.
Newly excerpted briefing documents reveal there was pressure within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to approve California's request for a waiver that would have allowed the state to adopt strict greenhouse gas emissions standards for automobiles. The request was rejected in December.
Both federal and state governments must play a role if the United States is to successfully reduce its carbon footprint, according to a white paper released Monday by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Claimants for property and personal injury damages connected to toxic Asarco LLC sites will now receive $27.9 million, after a bankruptcy judge signed off on the troubled mining company's settlement deals on Wednesday.
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Wednesday that it was preparing an environmental impact statement for a planned liquid natural gas terminal in Maine, promising to move the controversial project closer to regulatory approval.
CBS Corp. will pay $31.35 million toward the cleanup of six Superfund sites in and around Bloomington, Ind., bringing to a close the decades-long dispute over hazardous polychlorinated biphenyl contamination for which a CBS predecessor company was allegedly liable.
A group — made up of almost 50 American and European pension funds, state and local comptrollers, financial firms and foundations that control some $1.75 trillion in total assets — has agreed to funnel close to $10 billion toward enhancing energy efficiency and encouraging green technology.
Instituting a carbon dioxide tax is a more efficient way of controlling carbon dioxide emissions than cap-and-trade approaches, according to a new report from the U.S. Congressional Budget Office.
State and federal regulators say they will assemble a collaborative dialogue about the transition to a smart electric grid, FERC announced Thursday.
Two Democratic lawmakers have asked U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to deny the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s support for a controversial energy project controlled by the Russian government, saying it is in the national interest to do so.
The U.S. government should speed up its plans to increase vehicle fuel efficiency and needs to act on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.
Attorneys in the high-profile Supreme Court case over a $2.5 billion punitive damages award for the Exxon Valdez spill will each get an extra 15 minutes to argue their points.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has amended its regulations to reduce the number of radiation monitoring reports to nuclear power plant workers and to exempt certain containers in these facilities from labeling requirements.
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would channel $350 million to revive the Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields program to clean and rebuild abandoned industrial sites.
With plans to reopen a controversial copper plant in El Paso, Texas, hanging in the balance, major creditors of bankrupt Asarco LLC want a court to quash moves by the city to lift the automatic stay shielding it from litigation.
A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee marked up a bill Wednesday that would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to continue funding clean diesel projects as part of environmental enforcement settlements.
After a fight lasting more than a decade, a U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge has determined the U.S. government must reimburse Shell Oil Co., Union Oil Company of California, Atlantic Richfield Company and Texaco Inc. for the costs of cleaning up World War II aviation gas waste byproducts.