The way in which the Army Corps of Engineers managed the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet means the federal government has some liability for damage done by Hurricane Katrina and other flooding in the area, according to Judge Susan Braden’s ruling handed down last week, E&E reports.
If the shale boom actually does make the U.S. self-sufficient in energy, that would help boost the country’s economy over the long term, according to a paper from the International Monetary Fund, The Wall Street Journal reports.
SEATTLE (AP) — Weeks before a 400-foot oil-drilling rig is expected in Seattle, the city's mayor Ed Murray said Monday the Port of Seattle can't host Royal Dutch Shell offshore Arctic fleet until it gets a new land-use permit.
Shell has been planning to base its fleet — including a drill rig and two tug boats — at the port's Terminal 5 across from downtown Seattle for six months each year, when they're not being used in the Arctic. Environmentalists have already sued over the plan, saying the port broke state law in February when it signed a two-year lease with Foss Maritime, whose client is Shell.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A snapshot of where former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina stands on issues likely to be debated during the 2016 Republican presidential nomination race, as she opens her campaign:
ATLANTA (AP) — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has joined the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Here's a look at where Carson, who has never held public office, stands on issues that could help determine the GOP nominee:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a regulation that offers financial incentives to factories, retailers and other large electricity users to reduce their power consumption.
The justices agreed to review a lower court ruling that struck down a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rule that requires utilities to pay energy consumers for lowering electricity use during times of peak demand.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.
The study from Harvard and Syracuse University calculates the decline in heart attacks and lung disease when soot and smog are reduced — an anticipated byproduct of the president's proposed power plant rule, which aims to fight global warming by limiting carbon dioxide emissions.
With the wildfire season nearing out West, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski is exploring ways to improve the federal government’s firefighting capabilities this week, while pressing ahead behind the scenes on her efforts to craft a bipartisan energy policy bill.
The rebound in oil prices following Wednesday’s slump was wiped out late Thursday by news of a jump in the number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. Light, sweet crude for August delivery settled down 3 cents to $56.93 a barrel on the Nymex, while in London, Brent finished up 6 cents to $62.07, Dow Jones reports.
The Grain Belt Express, a $2.2 billion transmission line proposed by Clean Line Energy to bring wind power from Kansas to points east, through Missouri, has been rejected by the Missouri Public Service Commission, The Kansas City Star reports.
A $15,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to fund research into cutting particulate emissions from barbecues has attracted criticism from Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who declared his constituents “should be able to grill in peace,” The Hill reports.
The U.S. role in Copenhagen climate talks in 2009, and media coverage of it, had Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s attention, judging from the emails released by the State Department this week, E&E reports.
After last month’s pipeline leak near Santa Barbara, Calif., the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is proposing a requirement that operators notify regulators within an hour of any problem, The Hill reports.