Four environmental groups plan to launch a multi-million-dollar ad campaign against four Republican senators up for reelection in 2016 who opposed carbon regulations: Rob Portman of Ohio, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, The Hill reports.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Owners of a soon-to-close coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas are agreeing to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution.
Some $1.5 million of the funds from NV Energy and the California Department of Water Resources are earmarked for a community health wellness center on the nearby Moapa Band of Paiute Indians reservation, attorney Robert Wiygul said Thursday.
The federal government and a Midwest utility on Wednesday announced a Clean Air Act settlement that would phase out coal use at five plants in Iowa and prevent the restart of a sixth, a development that environmentalists celebrated as marking the 200th coal plant closure nationwide since 2010.
The proposed settlement between the Environmental Protection Agency, the Justice Department and Interstate Power and Light, an Alliant Energy subsidiary, would have the company install pollution controls at its two remaining Iowa coal-fired plants, pay a $1.1 million penalty, and invest $6 million in environmental mitigation projects.
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., once seen as an ally for his vote in favor of cap-and-trade, is now among the top electoral targets for environmental groups in next year's election after he voted to block EPA carbon rules in a Senate funding bill, The Hill reports.
Environmental groups – including the Sierra Club and Greenpeace – plan a Wednesday demonstration to protest the Export-Import Bank's funding for the Abbot Point coal export terminal project in Australia, The Hill reports.
Cheniere Energy is being delayed in starting work on its LNG export facility at Sabine Pass because the Sierra Club has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a rehearing on the impact of the project, FuelFix reports.
By sending text alerts when smog pollution is at high levels, the Sierra Club says it’s doing its part to help asthma sufferers, but the environmental group is also encouraging people to support a proposal to lower permitted ozone levels, The Hill reports.
Environmental, progressive and academic experts to hold panel discussion on needed reforms to the Bureau of Land Management's coal leasing programs, featuring speakers from the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Center for American Progress and University of Colorado.
Major oil companies like Royal Dutch Shell and BP have joined environmental groups in backing carbon tax proposals, but their motivation lies in the boost such plans would give to their natural gas business, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A federal judge ruled Monday that Anadarko Petroleum Corp. must pay $159.5 million in fines for its share in the Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, less than the amount the government was seeking and a fraction of what BP has had to pay, FuelFix reports.
As the permitting process gets underway for Northshore Mining Company’s requested expansion of a taconite mine in northeastern Minnesota, Native American tribes and environmentalists are concerned about the lack of limits for the levels of metals in water leaving the area, MinnPost reports.
The Alberta Securities Commission has ruled that Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. shareholders have until Jan. 4 to decide on a hostile takeover bid from Suncor Energy Inc., a month later than the deadline that Suncor had tried to impose, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that since 1993, sea levels have been rising an average of 3.2 millimeters a year, nearly twice the rate seen during the 20th century, The New York Times reports.
A paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change identified 164 organizations and 4,556 individuals affiliated with them as the primary drivers of doubt in the U.S. over climate science, Bloomberg reports.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul has included in his regularly issued “Waste Report” a grant of $450,000 from the Department of Energy for a video game designed to make students more aware of the effects of climate change, The Hill reports.