| Jul 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not turned to the third government branch — the judiciary — with a lawsuit claiming the chief executive violated the...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:01 PM
The Government Accountability Office is calling on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to step up enforcement of water contamination and seismic activity associated with fracking, the high-pressure injection of fluids into wells to extract oil and...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday fined an oil operation in a South Los Angeles neighborhood $99,000 for failing to take steps to prevent release of toxic emissions.
Allenco Energy Inc., which owns the 2-acre site in the University...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Exelon told investors Thursday it expects to be compensated for the environmental and economic benefits that its nuclear plants provide in Illinois.
In a conference call after the power company released second-quarter earnings, Exelon officials noted...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Australia has repealed its carbon tax, leaving climate advocates in the U.S. and abroad feeling disheartened. While the repeal has long been anticipated Prime Minister Tony Abbott campaigned to scrap the tax and has been gearing up to repeal it ever since...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:46 PM
As bills go out with the first fees for customers who don't want smart meters, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is pressing to apply the charges to a much larger group — people the utility says have ignored repeated requests to switch out old meters...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Most American presidents' reputations improve after they leave office. In the warm light of history, once-derided chief executives seem to gain retroactive stature.
The most vivid example is Harry Truman, who left the White House during the Korean War...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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| Jul 24, 2014
| 5:49 PM
When it comes to energy efficiency and renewable energy sales, Dominion Resources comes in dead last or nearly so in a new report ranking the country's biggest utilities.
The report was compiled by the environmental advocacy group Ceres and the research...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Testing of water for toxins in Toledo, Ohio, continued on Sunday as some 400,000 people remained without safe drinking water for a second day following the discovery of high toxin levels from algae on Lake Erie.
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins said some...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:05 AM
TOLEDO, Ohio The ban of drinking water in northwest Ohio was lifted early Monday, after tests of Toledo water showed safe levels of the toxin microcystin.
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins announced at a 9:30 a.m. ET news conference that all tests in the...