Exxon Fined $20 Million For Emissions From Texas PlantA judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a penalty of nearly $20 million for releasing 10 million pounds of pollutants into the air over the course of eight years from a complex it operates east of Houston.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Slowly Creep Up On ElectricsHydrogen fuel cell cars could one day challenge electric cars in the race for pollution-free roads, but only if more stations are built to fuel them. There are just 34 public hydrogen fueling stations in the country.
U.S. Approves Fix For Some Volkswagen DieselsVolkswagen will soon be able to repair some of its diesel cars so they meet U.S. emissions standards. A federal and local group worked together and have approved a fix for around 67,000 of the 475,000 Volkswagens and Audis.
Judge To Hear Objections To $10B Volkswagen Emissions DealA federal judge on Tuesday was set to hear from Volkswagen owners opposed to a $10 billion settlement over the automaker's emissions cheating scandal before he determines if the deal is fair to consumers.
Texas Flood-Related Oil Spill Photos Return To Public ViewMembers of the public will again be able to go online and view photos taken by the Civil Air Patrol of flood-related oil spills in the state of Texas.
Obama Vows To Press Ahead On Clean Power Plan After SetbackThe administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on hold,
Appeals Court: Clean Power Plan Can Proceed Pending ReviewAn appeals panel in Washington on Thursday rebuffed efforts to delay enforcement of President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions until legal challenges are resolved.
Can Trading Pollution Like Stocks Help Fight Climate Change?Widely derided by politicians on the left and the right, once thought dead even by its supporters, the idea of allowing companies to buy and sell pollution "rights" like stocks is now at the fore again
EPA Says Volkswagen Cheated A 2nd Time On Pollution TestsThe U.S. government says Volkswagen cheated on emissions tests for a second time.
Texas Attorney General Paxton Files Suit Against Gov't EPA Power PlanTexas has joined 23 other states in a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration’s plan to restructure the way electricity is produced and consumed.
Group: UNT Smog Study Shows Health Risks & Need For Air Quality ControlsAn environmental activist group says a new air quality study should be enough to prompt coal-burning power plants in North Texas to install new air controls and reduce pollution.
University Of Texas Defends Fracking On University Owned LandThe University of Texas defends its fracking history on University land amid accusations the oil and gas companies are using sub-par practices.