The U.S. Department of Energy will funnel $126.6 million over the next decade into two large-scale carbon sequestration projects aimed at testing the ability of a geological formation to store over a million tons of carbon dioxide.
The Sierra Club has threatened to sue energy companies in six states over plans to build coal-fired power plants that the group claims don't include adequate controls for mercury pollution.
An environmental alliance of companies along the Passaic River asked a judge on Tuesday to reject both of Marcal Paper Mills Inc.'s environmental settlements, arguing that neither the federal nor the state settlement did justice to the amount of damage Marcal had done.
Alaskan native and environmental organizations sued two U.S. government agencies on Monday, alleging that they prematurely gave permits to Shell Oil Co. and British Petroleum Plc to look for oil in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, threatening marine life there.
Five corporations that own an eastern Montana power plant have agreed to pay $25 million to settle a groundwater contamination and land degradation suit brought by residents of Colstrip, a lawyer for the plaintiffs confirmed on Monday.
Even as some industry analysts look forward to an imminent nuclear renaissance, increased investment in and use of atomic power will likely remain financially unattractive until carbon dioxide charges of $45 per metric ton are levied, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed drastically tightening restrictions on lead emissions by slashing the current limit on lead content in the air by at least 80% and providing special protections from lead poisoning for at-risk populations.
A federal appeals court has dismissed a complaint by Weaver's Cove Energy LLC against environmental authorities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts over the company's plans to build a liquefied natural gas facility in Fall River, Mass.
Florida lawmakers have passed a new energy bill aimed at increasing renewable energy and energy efficiency while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but holding off on tighter standards for tailpipe emissions.
Bankrupt Pacific Lumber and its parent company, Maxxam Inc., said Thursday that they would back a proposed reorganization plan by MRC/Marathon that is widely supported by federal officials and environmentalists.
Democratic lawmakers have challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's revised method of assessing the risk of toxic chemicals, arguing in a Senate hearing that the White House is now too involved and could easily put politics before science and safety.
Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives have reintroduced matching bills that would add “environmental injustices” such as pollution or contamination to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, giving individuals the right to take legal action to fight them.
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has found that a proposed liquefied natural gas shipping terminal in a port outside Baltimore and a pipeline stretching into Pennsylvania will not impact the environment substantially enough to disqualify their construction.
With food prices skyrocketing around the world, some politicians have begun to question whether the United States should really be ramping up its corn-based ethanol production. But although ethanol advocates admit that the political climate has worsened over the past few months, they say a significant shift away from biofuels is unlikely.
Scads of Rhode Island residents have opted to settle a long-standing lawsuit against a unit of Southern Union Co., the utility that stands accused of contaminating dozens of neighborhood homes with hazardous waste that lay beneath the properties.
A federal appeals court panel has affirmed the dismissal of Atna Resources Ltd.'s claim that it should be compensated for a Montana ban on open-pit cyanide leach mining that allegedly cost it tens of millions of dollars.
For the sixth year in a row, Delaware’s state courts have been named the best in the United States for tort and contract litigation, according to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce study released Wednesday.
A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman was not liable for telling New Yorkers that the air was safe to breathe post-Sept. 11, 2001.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters has proposed a 25% increase in vehicle fuel emissions standards over the next five years, a faster timetable than one currently being considered by the Senate.
The largest industrial trade association in the United States said Monday that it would challenge its 14,000 member companies to reduce their energy use by at least 10% as part of an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.