OIL AND GAS
Toxic refinery leaks imperiled Philadelphia residents
PHILADELPHIA — Last June's catastrophic explosion at the East Coast's biggest oil refinery provided a stark illustration of the hazards to nearby Philadelphia neighborhoods. But even in its wake, officials gave no notice to residents that the now-bankrupt refinery had registered some of the highest levels of cancer-causing benzene emissions in the country.
Pesticide rollbacks a gift for Christmas tree growers
Thanks to the Trump administration, farmers who raise Christmas trees are feeling a bit merrier this holiday season.
EPA gives oil industry a year to self-audit most wells
EPA today delivered an early Christmas present to oil and gas producers.
House aides to grill EPA official about formaldehyde review
Congressional investigators tomorrow will scrutinize the role a former Koch Industries Inc. executive may have played in sidelining a health review of formaldehyde.
OIL AND GAS
EPA: Refiners, coke producers don't need Superfund insurance
EPA has decided against imposing additional financial requirements on petroleum refiners and coke producers, saying it is unlikely those companies would go bankrupt and pass cleanup liabilities onto taxpayers.