WASHINGTON (AP) — Police arrested hundreds of people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
The protesters were mostly college students who participated in a peaceful march that began at Georgetown University and ended outside the White House. They chanted "climate justice now" and carried signs such as "don't tarnish the Earth" in their efforts to convince President Barack Obama to reject the proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline. They say it will contribute to global warming.
The oil and natural gas production and transmission industry can cheaply cut emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, by up to 40 percent below 2018 projected levels, according to the findings of a study conducted for the Environmental Defense Fund.
The study by ICF International, issued Monday, comes as attention grows to emissions of methane from onshore wells and from gas systems as the shale gas and oil production boom expands.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning Russia there will be costs if Russia intervenes militarily in Ukraine.
Obama says the U.S. is deeply concerned by reports of military movements by Russia inside Ukraine.
He says any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be destabilizing. He says it would violate Russia's commitment to respect Ukraine's borders and would invite global condemnation.
The Obama administration on Friday invoked rarely-used powers under federal water pollution law to prevent a massive copper and gold surface mine from being developed in southwest Alaska's salmon-rich Bristol Bay watershed.
"It's just an extraordinary set of circumstances in Bristol Bay that really deserve this special type of consideration," Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters.
The Energy Department is gearing up for a new round of loans to projects that would cut carbon emissions, as a deadline for initial submissions passed Friday for the program that's been under attack from Republicans for years, National Journal reports.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking the first steps toward possibly restricting or even prohibiting development of a massive gold-and-copper prospect near the headwaters of a world-premier sockeye salmon fishery in southwest Alaska.
The federal agency will ask the state and those behind the proposed Pebble Mine to make their case for the project.
A bipartisan push to advance energy efficiency legislation in the Senate got new life on Thursday with the introduction of a revised bill that repeals a mandate for federal buildings to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2030.
An official with a key advocacy group said the change, along with nine others added to a previous version that stalled on the Senate floor last fall, will help the new bill by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Sen. Rob Portman get the 60 votes needed to advance past procedural hurdles.
The European Union moved to suspend talks with Russia on plans to move ahead with completion of the South Stream natural gas pipeline and a plan to boost supplies flowing through the Nord Stream pipeline, Reuters reports.
A group of 26 Senate Democrats including Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., this evening will kick off an all-night talkathon to boost climate change urgency, with plans to keep speeches going until 9 a.m. Tuesday, The New York Times reports.
FuelCell Energy, Plug Power Inc. and Ballard Power, all manufacturers of fuel cells, posted significant gains on the Nasdaq today ahead of earnings reports expected to show the companies on the way to profitability, Bloomberg reports.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is in India today in an effort to soothe tensions from a diplomatic issue and trade dispute over solar panels, and to renew coordination on climate change and energy policy, E&E reports.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee led by Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., will hold a hearing on the Keystone XL pipeline Thursday, but no Obama administration witnesses are set to testify, National Journal reports.
A coalition of environmental groups is looking to sway Secretary of State John Kerry against the Keystone XL pipeline through praise, with some touting him as a leader on environmental issues and climate change, Bloomberg reports.
As part of a set of proposals outlining his plan for economic growth, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called for lifting the nation's decades-old ban on crude oil exports and streamlining the review process for new natural gas pipelines, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A white paper released by the Western Values Project argues the federal government must increase royalties for drilling on public land if it lifts the 39-year ban on crude oil exports, FuelFix reports.