The House Science Committee is set to mark up a bill that would change the Environmental Protection Agency's system for studying the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing on water supplies, The Hill reports.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Crews are expected this week to begin drilling a relief well at the site of a natural gas well that blew wild off the Louisiana coast but eventually was choked off by sand and sediment.
OPEC said it would maintain its current crude oil production target of 30 million barrels a day for 2014, but the group reached no consensus on how it would react to expected increased output from Iraq, Libya and Iran, Bloomberg reports.
The Ohio Senate will not vote by the end of this month on an energy reform package that would make it easier for utilities to meet renewable energy and efficiency requirements, though its lead sponsor plans to push the bill next session, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Heavy air pollution in the eastern Chinese cities of Nanjing and Qingdao forced local governments to shut schools and limit outdoor activities, the latest instance of dangerous levels of smog in the country, Reuters reports.
A group of Democratic lawmakers led by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., called on EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to speed policies to cut hydrofluorocarbon greenhouse gas emissions, The Hill reports.
In an interview with Japan's Asahi Shimbun, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane urged nations looking to develop nuclear power to plan for disposal of nuclear waste before starting generation.
After a rapid drop in Asian investment in Canada's oil sands this year, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers anticipates the investments will rebound in 2014 driven by sovereign wealth funds, Platts reports.
Environmental data company CDP reports that several U.S. companies including ExxonMobil and American Electric Power are preparing for a potential price on carbon by incorporating it into their long-term financial plans, The New York Times reports.
Scientists say climate change is partly to blame for the spread of certain fungal and parasitic diseases, as drier weather in some regions and wetter weather in others provide breeding grounds for disease-carrying organisms, USA Today reports.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, criticized the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations as a threat to the economy, and aides say he plans to give more energy-related speeches in the future, National Journal reports.