In comments written on the State Department's Keystone XL pipeline review, TransCanada acknowledged opponents's concerns, saying oil sands could sink below the surface if spilled in water, E&E reports.
The Interior Department has raised fresh environmental concerns about TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline, suggesting the project could harm national parks and wildlife by increasing man-made light and noise pollution.
The department outlined the concerns in written comments by the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, filed on April 29 to the State Department, on its draft supplemental environmental impact statement. The comments were made public late last week.
Oil regulators in Montana are puzzled by the decisions of organizations in California to condemn the Keystone XL pipeline, asking why an entity in a faraway state would take such interest, Bloomberg reports.
With the belief that the State Department could rule on the Keystone XL pipeline by the end of the year, proponents and opponents of the project are doubling down for a home-stretch lobbying effort nationwide, The Hill reports.
TORONTO (AP) — Pipeline company TransCanada said Thursday it will proceed with a $12 billion plan to pipe 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Western Canada to the country's Atlantic coast — moving enough oil to replace all imports in Eastern Canada and still have enough left for exporting crude overseas.
Some climate policy experts contend President Obama is leaning toward approving the Keystone XL pipeline, suggesting his comments downplaying the economic benefits of the project were a challenge to TransCanada to take more action on greenhouse gas emissions, Politico reports.
Congressional Republicans criticized President Obama for comments published in an interview that appeared to downplay the potential economic benefits of approving the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.
Oil continues to wash up on some Louisiana beaches four years after the Deepwater Horizon sinking sent oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico and a number of area residents remain angry and resentful despite BP paying out billions of dollars in compensation, Reuters reports.
Environmental Protection Administrator and Boston native Gina McCarthy and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will throw out the first pitches at the Red Sox game Tuesday, to mark Earth Day, The Hill reports.
A subsidiary of American Energy Partners, the company run by shale pioneer Aubrey McClendon, is renting seven rigs from his former firm Chesapeake Energy to drill for gas in the Utica Shale, Bloomberg reports.
The total U.S. rig count for the week remained at 1,831, according to oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc., which said that oil rigs declined while gas and miscellaneous rigs increased, Bloomberg reports.
Vermont Yankee owner Entergy has applied to scrap the 10-mile emergency planning zone around it, because of the nuclear plant's closing by year's end, raising concerns from citizen groups, The Recorder reports.
Critics complain that proposals to increase security of the nation’s power grid, drafted by the industry in the wake of an attack on a California substation last year, won’t do enough to stop anyone intent on sabotage, The Wall Street Journal reports.