Patrick Juneau was appointed to administer claims after BP and a steering committee of lawyers representing Gulf Coast residents announced a proposed class action settlement of economic and health damages arising from the 2010 oil spill.
Area lodging partners and tourism officials say the Emerald Coast’s arms, and rooms, are wide open, if needed, to those affected by Hurricane Sandy’s impacts in the Northeastern United States.
LINCOLN — A state agency has issued its preliminary review of the Keystone XL pipeline that appears to indicate most concerns are being addressed.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury can decide if Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should pay victims of the deadly San Bruno pipeline blast punitive damages in civil court, a Northern California judge ruled Tuesday.
The impact of Sandy’s storm surge is enormous, causing widespread pollution of the Hudson River and New York Harbor by a variety of toxic chemicals, including petroleum and fluids from cars and boats; contaminants from flooded subways, roads, parking lots and tunnels; and contaminants washed from shoreline industrial sites, as well as commercial and residential buildings.
BAYOU CORNE — Officials say a growing, 5.5-acre sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish swamps gobbled up another strip of land on Tuesday.
A fire broke out Tuesday in a section of BP’s Texas City refinery, a facility that cast a shadow over the oil giant after 15 workers were killed in a 2005 explosion there.
Fifty-three municipalities have asked a state appeals court for permission to provide input on whether towns and cities can ban hydrofracking within their borders, Gannett News Service is reporting.
Shale gas from fracking should not be encouraged in the UK until there is evidence that operations can be delivered safely and robust regulatory controls are implemented, according to the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado — Garfield County on Monday formally sealed a deal with Colorado State University to conduct a three-year study of the effects on air quality from gas drilling activities in the county.
On Sunday, we provided some analysis of an MLive story about the increase of oil & gas leases in Kent County in the last year, mostly due to the scramble for more natural gas.
Carol French, a conventional dairy farmer in Bradford County, Pa., the county most heavily impacted by shale gas extraction in the state, shares her personal story with you.
With fracking and improved technology, oil and gas drilling is surging in parts of Texas. But the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) that regulates the industry has computers that can’t keep up.
Guess what? Hydraulic fracturing, or natural gas fracking, isn’t new. It’s been going on for years. Only recently has it become a publicly discussed issue, thanks to environmental organizations and citizens tired of drinking flammable water. Faced with the climbing price of gas and limited political support for renewable energy, states such as Louisiana, Texas, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York have embraced the new-old extraction method with enthusiasm.
WASHINGTON — As Sandy lashed the Eastern Seaboard this week, some environmental groups raised concerns that the superstorm’s brute force could overwhelm feeble storage pits adjacent to fracking sites.