Supreme Court seems receptive to some EPA arguments in cross-state case
U.S. EPA pressed the Supreme Court today to uphold its effort to curb air pollution that drifts from one state to another. At issue is the 2011 Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, a regulatory regime for 28 Eastern states tossed out last year by a federal appeals court after challenges from industry and some states.
Prominent Keystone XL foe set to advise Obama on climate
Amid an exodus of White House environmental advisers, greens got reason to cheer late yesterday as Democratic heavy hitter John Podesta, a longtime critic of Canadian oil sands development, signed on as a White House adviser with a focus on climate change.
Fight heats up over future control of the North Pole
The debate over which country may hold eventual jurisdiction over the North Pole moved into high gear yesterday, as Canada made a submission to the United Nations that leaves open the door for further Arctic claims.
Palm oil giant agrees to halt forest destruction and that of its suppliers
Last summer, heavy smoke choked the bustling financial center of Singapore. It was the worst smoke the city had seen in 16 years, caused by the annual fires to clear rainforest in Indonesia and make way for palm oil plantations. The irony of Singapore's problem was not lost on environmentalists. Singapore is a hub for palm oil trading, a lucrative market that has soared in recent years and is responsible for extensive deforestation in Southeast Asia. But last week, the largest player in the palm oil market, Wilmar International Ltd., agreed to halt deforestation -- not only in its own plantations, but on the lands of the hundreds of companies from which it buys palm oil
Flat hiring trends test landmen's stamina
In an industry characterized by its ebbs and flows, one occupation in the oil and gas business is particularly sensitive to fluctuation.
Market approach to fighting pollution produces results -- and compromises -- that set EDF apart
A glance at Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp's environmental allies presents a strange picture: They include Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke; former President George H.W. Bush counsel C. Boyden Gray; and executives from Anadarko Petroleum, Noble Energy and Encana. Not exactly the typical Rolodex for the leader of one of the country's largest environmental groups.