States, others urge court to resume consideration of US EPA's Clean Power Plan
Dozens of U.S. states, cities and counties, and environmental and public health groups urged a federal appellate court to end a more than one-year suspension of its consideration of the legality of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.
Environmental group: Renewables and nukes both needed to cut emissions
An approaching avalanche of nuclear power plant closures threaten to send "U.S. emissions in the wrong direction," and renewable energy growth will not be enough to make up the loss of the emissions-free generation, an environmental group warned in a new report.
US attorneys urge court to reject cities' climate claims against oil companies
The Trump administration is urging a federal court to dismiss two cities' climate change lawsuits against five major oil companies on the grounds that the responsibility for addressing the issue lays with Congress and the executive branch.
Wash. regulators ask 3 utilities to weigh cost of coal in future resource plans
Washington regulators want the state's three investor-owned electric utilities to re-examine their plans for future investments in coal-fired generation.
US EPA to put mercury rule back in the spotlight with planned rulemaking
The EPA is planning to put its rule governing the emissions of mercury and other toxic substances back in the spotlight by issuing a new notice of proposed rulemaking in August.
As feds retreat, industry, states forge ahead on carbon reductions
Pennsylvania regulators have offered the most recent evidence that some states are well on their way to exceeding the 2030 requirements of the Clean Power Plan even as the EPA moves to repeal the embattled rule.
US EPA seeks information it says cannot legally be used to set air standards
The U.S. EPA wants its science advisers to provide information on the economic and energy impacts of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards even though it cannot consider those impacts to determine if a standard should be modified.
Shareholders pull methane proposal after Dominion releases new data
After Dominion Energy Inc. provided more details on how it manages methane emissions from its natural gas storage assets, two shareholder groups pulled a related proposal they planned to pursue during the company's annual meeting May 9.
Kinder Morgan shareholders ask for low-carbon strategy, sustainability report
Bucking the company's advice, Kinder Morgan Inc. shareholders voted in favor of two resolutions that ask for more environmental reporting from the energy pipeline giant.
Shareholders fail to pass pitch for Ford to outline plan to dial back emissions
Shareholders failed to pass a resolution May 10 for Ford Motor Co. to report on whether it will stick with its plan to reduce its fleet's greenhouse gas emissions even as the Trump administration is moving to weaken related fuel efficiency standards.