| Apr 26, 2015
| 9:25 PM
The southbound 710 Freeway near Vernon remained shut down on Sunday night after a gasoline truck earlier in the day overturned and ignited, sending a plume of black smoke that was visible from miles away, authorities said.
The overturned truck was...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 11:09 AM
As Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner watches mile-long trains of black tank cars full of crude oil from North Dakota roll through the heart of Illinois' second-biggest city, he wonders what would happen if they would derail, start to burn and even explode.
| Apr 8, 2015
| 11:18 AM
A blaze at a chemical factory in southeastern China has put a fresh spotlight on the safety and management of such facilities and their potential environmental impact.
The fire broke out Monday at the Taiwanese-owned Tenglong Aromatic Hydrocarbon...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 11:02 AM
Since 1970, Americans have set aside one day per year, April 22, to rally and make noise on behalf of the environment. First inspired by a California oil spill, Earth Day has always been about calling attention to problems and advocating for action....
| Apr 20, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Another oil rig caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico early this month. Orange flames shot high into the night sky; the local news reported that multiple workers were missing; and residents of the beleaguered Gulf Coast waited for the other shoe to drop.
| Apr 19, 2015
| 10:31 PM
Five years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable. Opening this new frontier, miles below the bottom...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 4:26 PM
Hoping to avoid long delays for a new nationwide rail safety system, five senators, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, put forward a compromise bill on Friday.
Their proposal would force railroads to be more open about their safety initiatives, protect...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 12:41 PM
TARPON SPRINGS — Authorities say one person is dead following an explosion at a Tampa Bay area gas plant.
Tarpon Springs police say the accidental explosion occurred Thursday afternoon at MagneGas Corp., an alternative energy company....
| Apr 6, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Letter writer Matthew Dempsey wants us all to jump on the fracking bandwagon, quoting governors of both parties, including former Gov. Martin O'Malley, that "regulations will effectively manage the risks of fracking" ("Fracking causes no harm," April 2)....
| Apr 9, 2015
| 1:35 PM
A state task force assembled after an oil train derailment in Lynchburg last year is poised to recommend a number of changes, including more track inspections, more emergency crew training for emergency crews and a better flow of information about...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 2:04 PM
A fire at an offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday killed at least four workers and sent dozens leaping into the water for safety.
Sixteen workers were reported injured and there may be a number of missing, Mexico's state oil monopoly...