A report released by BP this week claiming that the Gulf of Mexico has recovered well from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster is being criticized by scientists and government officials, The Times-Picayune reports.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming company is preparing to resume oil shipments through a pipeline that broke and spewed 30,000 gallons of crude into Montana's Yellowstone River, even as most of the spilled oil remains unrecovered.
Cleanup is on hold near the small city of Glendive, where the water supply for 6,000 residents was temporarily contaminated.
SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday defended a settlement with Exxon Mobil on a decade-old lawsuit for a fraction of the nearly $9 billion the state had sought for environmental damage, calling the deal "really good."
The Republican governor said the $225 million settlement is on top of the money the company will have to pay to clean up damage.
Because law firm Kanner & Whiteley of New Orleans handled New Jersey’s pollution lawsuit against Exxon Mobil on a contingency basis, the state would get only $180 million from a proposed $225 million settlement after legal fees and costs in the case, The New York Times reports.
Sandia Corp. is alleged to have used federal funds to plan a campaign to lobby Washington to extend its contract to manage Sandia National Laboratories, according to an Energy Department Inspector General report obtained by E&E through the Freedom of Information Act.
An Air Force contract on energy savings that costs $19 million may not be giving the military its money’s worth, according to a report from the Pentagon’s Inspector General, the Air Force Times reports.
People living near the decommissioned Weatherspoon power plant in North Carolina may be pleased that Duke Energy is planning to remove coal ash that has been sitting in the area for decades, but there's concern about where the ash will be stored, The Fayetteville Observer reports.
Driller Linn Energy says it has finalized deals with private equity firms for $1.5 billion to fund acquisitions and development, even as it is selling off its last position in the Permian Basin for $281 million, FuelFix reports.
Many of the loans that banks have issued to oil and gas producers are being flagged as substandard, according to warnings from regulators like the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, The Wall Street Journal reports.