BP is scheduled to call its first witness at a trial designed to determine causes and assign blame for its April 2010 well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.
As the Obama administration nears a decision on the controversial $7 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline, a new survey finds a strong two-thirds majority of Americans support the project.
President Barack Obama has told House Republicans he’s still weighing a decision on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.
Former Vice President Al Gore says the American media and outsize effect of corporate money in politics are partially to blame for inaction on global climate change.
A conservation group says the federal government hasn’t done enough to save endangered burrowing frogs because it has yet to write up a rescue plan.
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney promised on Thursday to aggressively expand off-shore oil drilling along Virginia, North Carolina and the Gulf of Mexico, changing the subject from social issues like abortion and Medicare that have dominated the debate in the days before the critical Republican National Convention.
Wildlife officials estimate nearly a million fish have been killed in Southeast Texas by the algae bloom known as red tide.
Efforts to protect endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico have prompted strenuous complaints from the dwindling fleet of shrimpers blamed for drowning them in their nets, who say their own livelihoods are threatened.
Critics of fracking often raise alarms about groundwater pollution, air pollution, and cancer risks, and there are still many uncertainties. But some of the claims have little — or nothing— to back them.
The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 18 this week to 1,935 from the previous week.