LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Bodo community in the southern Delta has rejected a compensation offer from Shell for two oil spills in 2008 that devastated the mangrove and fishing area, the lawyers and company said Friday.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Shell officials on Monday began talks in Nigeria's southern city of Port Harcourt with representatives for the Bodo community on compensation and cleanup five years after one of the worst oil spills in Nigeria's history.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Shell officials on Monday begin talks in the southern city of Port Harcourt with representatives for the Bodo community on compensation and cleanup five years after one of the worst oil spills in Nigeria's history.
The Environmental Protection Agency slowed efforts to plug leaks at abandoned oil wells because of the cost of dealing with the Enbridge pipeline leak into the Kalamazoo River, the agency's internal watchdog found.
Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins Jr. reported Friday that the $50 million that EPA spent on the 2010 spill through February led officials to direct limited budget funds to emergency response over well remediation.
BEIJING (AP) — Environmental regulators have taken the unusual step of blocking China's two biggest oil producers from expanding their refining capacity after they failed to meet targets for reducing pollution.
Canadian oil sands firms have started to repurpose waste products into algae cultivation as part of an attempt to convince the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, Bloomberg reports.
Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline worry that the naming of project opponent John Podesta as an energy and climate adviser to President Obama could impact a final approval decision, National Journal reports.
OPEC's crude oil production fell below its 30 million barrel-a-day ceiling in November as Saudi Arabia cut output, resulting in the organization's lowest production level since May 2011, Bloomberg reports.
The European Parliament approved a plan aimed at addressing an oversupply of permits in the European Union's carbon market by delaying the allotment of one-third of new permits over the next three years, The New York Times reports.
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, an organization of nine Northeast states cooperating on emissions reduction, moved to lower the existing cap for greenhouse gas emissions from power plants for next year, The Associated Press reports.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy praised the "urgency" of China's efforts to combat climate change and called for cooperation with the U.S., according to her prepared remarks for a speech in Beijing, The Washington Post reports.
Following the example of the World Bank and the United States, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said it would no longer finance coal-fired energy projects in Europe and Asia except in rare circumstances, Bloomberg reports.
Duke Energy submitted a nearly $1.2 billion decommissioning plan for the shuttered Crystal River plant in Florida to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, projecting the effort will take 60 years to complete, the Tampa Bay Times reports.