NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Firefighters stopped trying to put out a large industrial fire at a federal Superfund site in central Tennessee and were letting it burn itself out into Thursday, partly because of fears that two 1,000-gallon propane tanks there could explode.
BEIJING (AP) — A hospital in southwest China has opened a clinic for patients who are suffering symptoms related to smog, a doctor said Wednesday, highlighting how big a concern pollution has become for Chinese.
Officials from 15 states that have set greenhouse gas reduction targets urged the Environmental Protection Agency to credit their efforts when developing limits on carbon emissions at existing power plants, Bloomberg reports.
Fifteen states are set to submit a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency today urging the agency to develop strong rules on carbon emissions at existing power plants that allow states a variety of options to meet standards, Bloomberg reports.
BERLIN (AP) — The mountain of refrigerators, cellphones, TV sets and other electrical waste disposed of annually worldwide is forecast to grow by a third by 2017, according to a U.N. study released Sunday.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed nine sites nationwide for Superfund designation, including a New York City industrial site once used to process radioactive substances, The Associated Press reports.
Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., urged the Supreme Court to reject a lower court's ruling on the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and reinstate the measure, National Journal reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court indicated Tuesday it could breathe new life into a federal rule requiring states to reduce power plant pollution from the South and Midwest that fouls the air in the eastern U.S.
Energy Department Loan Program Executive Director Peter Davidson said the agency would announce up to $8 billion in new loan guarantees for fossil-fuel projects that use technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, Platts reports.
The problems in Ukraine are unlikely to trigger faster action by the Obama administration on natural gas exports, a White House spokesman appeared to indicate Friday, as he noted that supplies in Europe are at higher-than-normal levels because of the mild winter there, according to Reuters.
Public Service Enterprise Group plans to spend $12 billion over five years on capital projects to improve reliability, hoping to increase the earnings of its utility business, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Weather-related rail bottlenecks in Chicago are causing higher prices and lower supplies of ethanol on the East coast, while Midwest plants are cutting production because of a shortage of rail cars, an industry representative told a U.S. Surface Transportation Board panel, Platts reports.
Investors will challenge corporations during the upcoming proxy season to make more environmental commitments, according to nonprofit Ceres, which has compiled a list of resolutions up for votes, E&E reports.
Saying President Obama's proposed "climate resilience fund" will help communities prepare better for severe weather might win it bipartisan support, according to Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, National Journal reports.