Under a settlement reached with Southern Co. subsidiary Mississippi Power – which still needs approval from the Mississippi Public Service Commission -- the Sierra Club has agreed to drop its opposition to the company's proposed coal-gasification project in Kemper County while the company agrees to convert four coal-fired units to natural gas elsewhere, Platts reports.
Green groups -- including the Sierra Club and the Environmental Defense Fund -- rallied outside Environmental Protection Agency headquarters Tuesday to boost support for the EPA’s rule to limit carbon emissions from power plants as hearings about the regulations got underway, E&E reports.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval for construction of LNG export facilities in Cameron Parish, Louisiana is being challenged by groups including the Sierra Club, which are asking the FERC for more environmental analysis, Platts reports.
Bill Magwood, a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission who is headed to become chief of the Paris-based Nuclear Energy Agency, should be asked to leave his NRC post, groups including Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth wrote to President Obama, The Hill reports.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Conservative fundraising group American Crossroads is filling in for Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst while she participates in Iowa National Guard training for two weeks.
Group spokesman Paul Lindsay told The Associated Press on Monday that the group backed by GOP strategist Karl Rove is spending $415,000 on a 30-second television ad that begins airing statewide Tuesday. That's in addition to the $3.1 million in advertising time the group has reserved in Iowa as part of the $20-million blitz the group plans in Senate battleground states.
The Sierra Club is challenging the latest permit issued to the Sunflower Electric Power Corp. for a new coal-fired plant, claiming the state won’t regulate its carbon and toxic emissions and the permit is too similar to one rejected by the Kansas Supreme Court, The Associated Press reports.
The Sierra Club is slamming Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. and the favorite to succeed Rep. Eric Cantor as House Majority Leader, for what it calls his “flip” to oppose production tax credits for the wind industry, The Hill reports.
Twenty one House Republicans who’ve failed to back a restoration of the wind Production Tax Credit will be the target of ads by the Sierra Club accusing them of letting jobs in the sector “blow away,” The Hill reports.
Environmental groups -- including the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the League of Conservation Voters -- are flexing their political and activist muscle more than ever, The New York Times reports, noting that their support of the Obama administration rule limiting carbon emissions from existing coal-fired plants will be a big test of their effectiveness.
The Sierra Club filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court this week, charging that Louisville Gas & Electric has been polluting the Ohio River with water overflowing a coal ash containment pond, The Courier-Journal reports.
The biofuels industry needs to evolve beyond the traditional ethanol model, taking advantage of the opportunities presented by new technology, exports and the market offered by the military as well as aviation, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told FuelFix in an interview.
When FirstEnergy subsidiary Allegheny Energy Supply decided to shut two power plants and cancel its contract to buy coal from Tunnel Ridge, it blamed government regulation beyond its control, an assertion the mining company is challenging in court, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Land reclamation hasn’t finished around half of the more than 47,000 inactive wells in Colorado, according to The Denver Post, which notes that although the state requires the cleanup, it does not put a time frame on it.
The flow of oil has been shut to a Hilcorp Alaska pipeline that leaked over the weekend and authorities have recovered nearly 4,000 gallons of crude and fluids, although blizzard conditions provided an extra challenge to clean up crews, KTUU reports.
There will be an appeal of a U.S. District judge’s decision not to grant class action status to a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil over bad gasoline the company distributed in Louisiana last year, The Advocate reports.
Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. says it plans to upgrade New Jersey’s gas infrastructure – including gas mains and service lines – at a cost of $1.6 billion over the next five years, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A measure to ban oil drilling -- which is going before the voters in Hermosa Beach, California Tuesday -- is the latest twist in a long history of yes-but-no attitudes toward drilling in the beachside community, The New York Times reports.
A $1.55 billion project to generate electricity from tidal force is being proposed for Swansea in Wales, with Tidal Lagoon Power envisioning a tidal lagoon that can power 155,000 homes, BBC News reports.