04/16/14 04:45 PM
OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — A tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of propane overturned on a sharp curve in Oakland's downtown business district Wednesday morning, prompting evacuation of about half the town, including 45 jail inmates, as a precaution, a county official said. Potomac Edison cut...
By Ashe Schow | 04/16/14 04:39 PM
An Environmental Protection Agency official has entered the revolving door of cronyism by leaving the federal government to become an executive at a prominent environmental group.
By Zack Colman | 04/16/14 04:37 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency took the first steps toward better understanding what has been a relatively inexact science to this point -- calculating the amount of methane that is released into the atmosphere from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, sites. The EPA released five technical...
By Bloomberg News | 04/16/14 10:53 AM
Oilfields are spinning off thousands of tons of low-level radioactive trash as the U.S. drilling boom leads to a surge in illegal dumping and states debate how much landfills can safely take. State regulators are caught between environmental and public health groups demanding more regulation...
By Bloomberg News | 04/16/14 10:00 AM
Brent crude climbed above $110 a barrel for the first time in six weeks on signs that the crisis in Ukraine is escalating. West Texas Intermediate gained before the release of weekly U.S. government inventory data.
By Washington Examiner | 04/16/14 06:51 AM
Booming oil and natural gas production made possible by technological advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has been the lone bright spot in the U.S. economy throughout President Obama's tenure in the Oval Office. The U.S. Energy Information Administration released data last...
By Paul Bedard | 04/15/14 05:11 PM
Warmer winter weather, which many environmentalists blame on global warming, actually helped to cut emissions of global warming-causing greenhouse gasses to the lowest level in a decade, according to a new EPA report on climate change. In the EPA's “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions...
By Zack Colman | 04/15/14 01:28 PM
A federal court upheld an Environmental Protection Agency rule that limits mercury and other toxic air emissions from power plants Tuesday, delivering a victory for the Obama administration and a blow to industry groups fighting the regulation.
By Kelly Cohen | 04/15/14 11:10 AM
An information technology program pushed by the Department of Energy is going over budget and past deadline, the agency's inspector general has found.
By Justin Green | 04/14/14 05:15 PM
The controversy over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has inspired what may well be the largest piece of crop art ever. The Cowboy and Indian Alliance, a coalition of farmers, ranchers and Native American tribes who oppose the pipeline, recently unveiled a massive display of crop art that...
By Anthony J. Sadar | 04/14/14 01:36 PM
Even if you have never beheld Mt. McKinley or worked along the expansive Alaskan pipeline, you can appreciate the natural beauty and natural resource benefits of the magnificent state of Alaska. During the summer of 1977, I worked in Alaska, 160 miles above the Arctic Circle, as a weather...
By Martin Griffith | 04/14/14 08:38 AM
A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years.
By Associated Press | 04/12/14 12:39 PM
After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take action to stop global warming from reaching dangerous levels.
By Associated Press | 04/12/14 12:35 PM
Federal regulators have denied a request from American Midstream Partners to speed up consideration of its proposed abandonment of the Midla natural gas pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi.
By Zack Colman | 04/11/14 01:48 PM
What's in a name? If it's climate change, it's a lot. That's why environmental groups and congressional Democrats are increasingly talking about "climate adaptation." Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans cause climate change largely by burning greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels. But...
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