NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP says it has uncovered new allegations of fraud and conflicts of interest inside the settlement program that has awarded billions of dollars to Gulf Coast businesses and residents following the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday delayed until next year a requirement for air pollution controls on newer oil and gas temporary storage tanks.
The rule was to go into effect Oct. 15 for tanks built after Aug. 23, 2011. In response to appeals by industry, EPA said more tanks will be covered than it estimated and that it will phase in the mandate starting in April 2014, depending on the construction date.
BANGKOK (AP) — An oil spill that has marred a tourist island in the Gulf of Thailand has spread to nearby smaller isles, officials said Wednesday, as authorities raced to clean up the island's once-white sands and clear waters.
Steven R. Doziger, the lawyer who represented Ecuadorian plaintiffs in a pollution case against Chevron, talks to The New York Times about facing a trial over a lawsuit accusing him of conspiring to extort the oil company.
The inclusion of the U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement in a bipartisan budget deal won praise from oil industry groups and puts Congress on track to ratify the treaty before Jan. 17, FuelFix reports.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected the Environmental Protection Agency's rule allowing approval of certain heavy-duty truck engines that didn't meet 2001 emission standards, E&E reports.
University of Toronto chemists have discovered perfluorotributylamine, a made-made chemical that can exist as a greenhouse gas 7,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide and can linger in the atmosphere for 500 years, the Toronto Star 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.
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., introduced a bill to block EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy from traveling abroad without holding public meetings in coal-reliant states on the agency's carbon emission rules, The Hill reports.
University of California-Berkeley physicist and climate scientist Richard Muller urged environmentalist to embrace shale gas development as a means to reduce carbon and particulate matter emissions, E&E reports.