Federal impact inspections at U.S. mine operations in July resulted in 190 citations and eight orders.
Energy and Environment
The latest updates on energy and environment news, analysis and opinion covering energy policy and its impact on resources and climate.
By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times
Two years ago, the New York attorney general's office prepared a legal brief laying out a potential case for asking courts to make the U.S. cut greenhouse gas emissions based on international treaties, according to documents reviewed by The Washington Times. Published August 28, 2014
Freedom Industries is considering trying to enter a state program to help ease cleanup at the site where a chemical spill polluted the Charleston area's water supply.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has released a long-awaited set of proposed rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling that supporters hope could bring an economic boost to southern Illinois.
A corn-based ethanol plant in the northeast South Dakota town of Rosholt has reopened after sitting idle for 1 ½ years.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking comments from the public to help decide: Is the manatee endangered or threatened?
A utility says it will stop burning coal at a southwest Ohio power plant that was the site of a recent oil spill into the Ohio River.
The White House confirmed Wednesday that President Obama may seek an international deal on climate change without getting that agreement cleared by Congress.
The state Department of Environmental Protection has officially determined that drinking water at a third residence is contaminated by WPX Appalachia LLC's leaky Marcellus Shale gas drilling wastewater impoundment near Stahlstown, Westmoreland County.
The Bureau of Land Management says it will resume oil and gas leasing for fracking on federal land in California next year.
After years of delays and confusion Pennsylvania is releasing details of 243 cases where regulators determined that oil or natural gas drilling or related activities ruined private drinking water wells.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is expected to release proposed rules for high powered oil drilling to a legislative panel.
Federal regulators say they could impose more inspections and greater oversight of Connecticut's nuclear power plant due to repeated problems with a critical water pump.
BP officials have notified the state of Indiana that more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide were released into the air following an explosion at refinery in northwestern Indiana.
A western Pennsylvania couple is suing their township, claiming that supervisors improperly approved natural gas drilling in a residential area.
The state's largest electric utility is underestimating the costs that will be passed on to customers under a proposal to shut down part of an aging coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico, according to a regulatory filing made Friday by renewable energy advocates.
Duke Energy is proposing a nearly $2 billion upgrade of its electric grid that would include adding technology that Indiana's largest utility says would help reduce power outages.
An energy company has dropped its bid to force holdout property owners in Pennsylvania to accept drilling under their land.
A coalition of environmental groups says oil trains are making people in Albany sick, and they're asking state regulators to investigate.
State officials have begun a safety review of Michigan's network of oil pipelines.
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Claiming a key victory in the fight to escape reliance on foreign fuel, the Obama administration announced Wednesday that domestic oil production surpassed imports for the first time in nearly two decades.
Failing to heed the lessons of the Solyndra debacle, Energy Department officials kept quiet about their knowledge that a government-backed electric car charger company was sliding toward bankruptcy and putting taxpayer money at risk, the agency's chief watchdog has found.
The Keystone XL pipeline has been knocked out of the headlines in recent weeks, but debate over the project found new life on Capitol Hill this week.
The Energy Department's latest biomass plant is seeing plenty of green — it's environmentally friendly and it's costing taxpayers a wad of money.
In a possible sign that New York State won't be allowing fracking anytime soon, drilling giant Chesapeake Energy reportedly has abandoned its fight to retain land leases in portions of the state sitting atop vast natural gas reserves.
With the Environmental Protection Agency set to take on an even broader regulatory role in the years ahead, a report released Wednesday shows the agency's footprint already is at a historic high.
BP is seeking to stop paying millions of dollars in what it calls spurious compensation claims stemming from the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
To John LaRue, the renaissance in U.S. manufacturing is no dream. It's already here.
It's been almost 17 years, but educators have called for national teaching guidelines for science in schools around the nation — and they want part of the curriculum to focus on climate change and evolution.
Congress is warning gas prices — already on the upswing, these past few weeks — could go even higher, given an Environmental Protection Agency mandate on renewable fuels that's about to take effect.
Several think tanks will hold a conference Thursday linking the Arab Spring to global warming.
Millions of dollars already have been spent, and much more soon will be dumped into a litany of studies looking at fracking's impact on water and air quality and at possible links to cancer and other diseases.