Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
While the permits go back decades, an Associated Press analysis found that nearly half of those injection wells – 46 percent – were approved or began injections in the last four years under Gov. Jerry Brown, who has pushed state oil and gas regulators to speed up the permitting process.
With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.
Arguments are expected Friday in a lawsuit alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has allowed the use of hundreds of pesticides despite evidence of harmful effects on more than 200 endangered and threatened species.
Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.
From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.
Environmental groups are appealing the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of a natural gas-fueled power plant in the San Joaquin Valley.