Environment

PG&E Announces New Electric Infrastructure Safety Initiative to Protect Communities from Wildfire Threat

PG&E announces a new initiative to protect communities from wildfire threats by expanding its underground electric distribution power lines.

Democrats Lay Out Speculative Marker for Water Infrastructure

Speculation rises as the push for infrastructure bills has little support from Republican members of the House.

Activists Urge Missouri Officials to Block Ameren Wastewater Plan

Critics of the Ameren wastewater plan urge Missouri regulators to bar the plan over its threat to wildlife.

Chemical Could Impact Water Downstream from Treatment Plant

A wastewater treatment plant released a chemical that may impact water intakes near Greensboro, North Carolina.

State Probes if Red Tide is to Blame for Fish Kill in Tampa

Florida investigators test to see if Red Tide is to blame for dead fish in Tampa Bay.

Tribe Becomes Key Water Player with Drought Aid to Arizona

A tribe in Arizona works with state officials to combat droughts and improve water quality.

Iowa City Faces Extreme Measures to Find Clean Water

Des Moines faces difficulty finding clean water after spending millions to fix contaminated water.

LSC-University Park Provides Steady Career Path Safeguarding Pipelines

Lone Star College-University Park developed a program for a career in corrosion control.

Prysmian Group Awarded $900M SOO Green HVDC Link Project to Promote Clean Energy Transition

Two companies partner on an underground transmission project that will provide affordable clean energy to customers.

Company Agrees to Settle Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

Phoenix Petroleum agrees to pay a penalty in a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Citgo to Pay $19.7M for Louisiana Wastewater Spill Damage

Citgo agreed to pay $19.7 million for environmental damage from a 2006 wastewater spill.

Red Tide Limits Harvesting at Aquatic Farms in Tampa Bay

Red tide blooms caused by wastewater containments are impacting water quality in Tampa Bay.

Pew Research Poll Shows Majority of U.S. Opposes Phasing Out Fossil Fuels

A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows nearly two-thirds of the U.S. oppose phasing out fossil fuels to address climate change.

Oil Pipeline Builder Agrees to Halt Eminent Domain Lawsuits

An oil pipeline builder has agreed to stop a lawsuit against residents who did not agree to sell land access to build the pipeline.

Arizona Farmers to Bear Brunt of Cuts From Colorado River

A water shortage in Arizona is taking a massive hit on businesses that need the supply to fuel their business.

Hearing to Decide Fate of Dakota Access Pipeline Permit

A hearing for the Dakota Access Pipeline permit on April 9 will decide whether or not operation will be put on hold.

Gas Driller Pays $1.9M for Wetland and Waterway Damages

A natural gas driller in Pennsylvania agrees to pay $1.9 million for construction damages.

Pipeline Developer Awards Grants to Promote Conservation

The Mountain Valley Pipeline developers have awarded nearly half a million dollars in grants to promote conservation and recreation along parts of the Appalachian Trail.

Court Upholds Order for Dakota Access Environmental Review

A court order requires an environmental impact review to assess the environmental concerns surrounding The Dakota Access pipeline.

Biden Addresses Climate Crisis by Pausing Oil and Gas Leasing

President Joe Biden signed executive orders to reduce fossil fuels and by doing so, paused oil and gas leasing on federal land.

Debates Escalate After Officials Charged Over Flint Water Crisis

Debates rise after a former Michigan health official was charged with involuntary manslaughter along with eight others who were faced with a variety of charges regarding the Flint water crisis.

Pittsburgh Agency Admits Pumping Sludge into Allegheny River For Seven Years

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has admitted to illegally pumping sludge into the Allegheny River for seven years.

Justifying Evils of EVs

Electric vehicles present an intriguing transportation future. But it all has to be balanced with practicality, reality of purpose and cultural empathy, and it can’t be rushed until a lot of issues resolved.

Yes, Joe Biden Really Does Want to End the Oil and Gas Industry in America

The Biden energy plan has dire consequences for our industry and the entire American economy.

API Fact-Checks Presidential Debate Energy Positions

Responding with a fact-check of the presidential debate, API called for bipartisan solutions that do not force a false choice between protecting the environment and growing the U.S. economy.

Biden Calls for ‘Transition’ from Oil

Democrat Joe Biden’s remark that he would “transition” away from oil in the U.S. in favor of renewable energy drew quick attention Thursday night from President Donald Trump, who saw it as a boon to his election chances in key states.

EPA Eliminates Methane Emission Restrictions for Pipelines

The new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule, freeing interstate pipelines from Obama-era rules that set volatile organic chemical (VOC) and methane emission restrictions, is headed for a federal court date.

Army Corps Proposes New Pipeline Permit

The Army Corps of Engineers is moving to make changes in its Nationwide Permit 12, which allows pipelines whose construction poses minimal impact on wetlands to enter a simple, quick regulatory permit approval process.

Oregon City Completes In-Pipe Hydropower Project

The City of Hillsboro, Ore., has completed a project that generates electricity by harvesting excess pressure from a city water pipeline.

U.S. Department of Interior Requests Expedited Environmental Reviews for Energy Projects from Trump Administration

The U.S. Department of Interior has asked the Trump Administration to fast track environmental reviews for several major energy and infrastructure projects, including LNG facilities and pipelines.