NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With as few as about a dozen of the mammals left, federal regulators say a unique species of baleen whales in the Gulf of Mexico about 70 miles off the Florida Panhandle may be threatened with extinction and could get special protection from federal regulators.
In April, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced it was looking at granting endangered or threatened status to the small population of Bryde's whales that live in the DeSoto Canyon region, a deep-water area about 50 miles east of the site of BP's catastrophic oil spill five years ago.
BUCHANAN, New York (AP) — Part of a New York state nuclear power plant remained offline Sunday after a transformer fire created another problem: thousands of gallons of oil leaking into the Hudson River, officials said.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said emergency crews were out on the water near Buchanan trying to contain and clean up transformer fluid that leaked from Indian Point 3.
The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas to hold panel forum on the Council for Environmental Quality's latest guidance for federal agencies to consider climate change and greenhouse gas emissions in rulemaking and its impact on LNG exports.
Reforms to the nation's energy policies and efforts to upgrade infrastructure are set to dominate the agenda on Capitol Hill this week, as both the House and Senate energy committees make progress toward comprehensive energy bills.
Both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee are working to produce broad legislation. taking on infrastructure bills this week. Chairman Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said last week she was in contact with her counterpart Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., as their panels move their bills along.
Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline touted its potential economic benefits, while opponents raised concerns about its environmental impact during a hearing Monday night held by the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, The Associated Press reports.
The decision by the Delta Airlines-owned refinery Monroe Energy to resume importing Nigerian crude is expected to be cited in Congress this week as an argument for lifting the U.S. ban on crude exports, FuelFix reports.
Citing the heavy workload generated by the swarm of earthquakes shaking Oklahoma in recent years, the state’s chief seismologist Austin Holland says he’s leaving to take a new job with the U.S. Geological Survey in New Mexico, The Oklahoman reports.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is warning that some of the worst conditions seen over the past 10 years – caused by wildfires burning in Canada and Alaska – is making the air “unhealthy for everyone,” the StarTribune reports.
Oil prices steadied somewhat after a massive tumble Monday following the Greek bailout rejection and reports of increased production and supplies. U.S. benchmark crude rose 57 cents to $53.10 a barrel on the Nymex, while in London Brent gained 90 cents to $57.44, Reuters reports.
HIKO Energy LLC will be repaying 25,000 customers $1.25 million, under a settlement reached with the New York state attorney general, who had charged the company with fraudulent practices, The Journal News reports.
TerraForm Power Inc. is buying from Invenergy Wind LLC a majority stake in a portfolio of seven wind farms across North America for $2 billion. The transactions will give TerraForm 460 megawatts of electricity now and 470 megawatts later, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Moms Clean Air Force is holding a family-friendly demonstration the group is calling a “play-in” Tuesday to support the Environmental Protection Agency efforts to regulate methane emissions, The Hill reports.