A federal appeals court upheld a ruling to reject a suit from three environmental groups to block construction of a federally-approved oil pipeline that would run from Oklahoma to Gulf Coast refineries, The Associated Press reports.
The Sierra Club named the University of California at Davis the nation's "coolest school" for implementing green purchasing standards, cutting down on landfill dumping and cutting carbon emissions, Environment News Service reports.
Four environmental groups filed a suit against the Fish and Wildlife Service on concerns that the agency illegally allowed the use of pesticides and the planting of genetically engineered crops in national wildlife refuges, Environment News reports.
A report compiled by several major environmental groups concluded that the Keystone XL pipeline would significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions, and fail to meet President Obama's standards for approval, Reuters reports.
Power generated by the planned Hancock Wind project in Maine will be sold to Burlington Electric Department in Vermont, according to a deal announced Friday by wind farm operator First Wind, the Boston Globe reports.
Virginia's has moved closer to its goal of setting up a research turbine on the Outer Continental Shelf off the state's coast to gather wind data, now that BOEM has found no competing interests in the area, Newsplex.com reports.
ConocoPhillips said Friday it will set aside more than half of its $16.7 billion budget next year for North American shale projects, adding that it expects to hit its production target of 1,600 barrels a day, Reuters reports.
Cheniere's soaring share price hit a new record high Thursday and then again on Friday, following news of a deal to supply natural gas to Indonesia from a Corpus Christi facility that's still in the planning stages, according to Fuelfix.
Solaria has filed suit against a federal agency, seeking nearly $30 million after the Overseas Private Investment Corp. walked away from a deal with the California solar firm despite signing a commitment letter offering financing.
U.S. oil prices will remain relatively low and demand will increase, according to a Goldman Sachs analyst, who predicts the commodity cycle dominated by strong demand from China and India will turn "upside down," Reuters reports.
A Colorado State University professor says the oil and gas industry has helped the state recover from the recession, according to the Reporter-Herald, though not without social and environmental costs.