DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Of an estimated 1,800 gallons of diesel fuel and oil that has spilled from a towboat that sank in the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa, at least 85 percent has been removed and barge traffic has resumed on the busy waterway, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday.
Arguments closed in the Chevron Corp. fraud case against Steven Donziger, the lawyer who led Ecuadoran plaintiffs to win a $18 billion judgment for alleged pollution by Texaco before Chevron acquired the company, Reuters reports.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials were assessing the environmental damage Tuesday after a towboat carrying 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel and oil sank in the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa, closing the river to barge traffic.
LECLAIRE, Iowa (AP) — A towboat sank Monday in the Mississippi River near the Quad Cities-area community of LeClaire, releasing oil into the water and prompting a response from several agencies who were trying to determine how much fluid leaked, the Coast Guard said.
BEIJING (AP) — China's president on Sunday visited hospitalized victims of deadly explosions that ripped through residential and commercial roads from a ruptured pipeline owned by the country's largest oil refiner.
Steven Donziger, a lawyer who helped Ecuadorean plaintiffs win an $18.5 billion pollution judgment against Chevron Corp., denied during testimony before a federal judge that he won the case through bribery, Reuters reports.
NEW YORK (AP) — In an epic legal battle pitting Amazon rainforest tribes against energy giant Chevron, a former Ecuadorean judge claims another judge there took a $500,000 bribe. The second judge, however, says it's all a lie.
International Energy Agency Chief Economist Fatih Birol said expanded oil sands production and use won't make a significant impact on climate change when compared with conventional oil emissions, The Globe and Mail reports.
In prepared testimony set for delivery next week, Steven Donziger, the lawyer who won an $18 billion judgment against Chevron in Ecuador and now faces fraud allegations, will acknowledge mistakes but question the validity of Chevron's allegations, The New York Times reports.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to vote on its version of a Ukraine aid measure Wednesday, but inclusion of language on IMF reform could make it difficult to get the House to agree on the bill, The Hill reports.
EPA's inaction so far on carbon limits for major stationary sources beyond power plants, such as refineries, means the agency may not manage to do so under the Obama administration, National Journal reports.
NRG Energy Inc. is expanding in different parts of the country, buying Dominion Resources Inc.'s retail energy business and taking on California-based Edison Mission Energy, the Houston Business Journal reports.
Angry landowners in parts of Pennsylvania are claiming they've been shortchanged on royalties from Chesapeake Energy Corp., fueling a debate in the state over payment deductions, The Wall Street Journal reports.
FuelCell Energy Inc. was the most actively traded stock in U.S. markets Tuesday morning, hitting a multiyear high in intraday trading before closing lower, shares in Plug Power Inc. also finished down, Marketwatch reports.