But there are a lot of questions about last week’s incident, involving an asphalt emulsifying agent, Indulin AA-86.
Despite shifts in the global energy market, see how this remote part of the northern Great Plains continues to shine bright from above.
The agency’s conclusions in a five-year study were knocked by a leading oil and gas industry group and praised by environmental advocates.
Getting “smart” about environmental monitoring doesn’t just put a city at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, it could also mean life or death for its residents.
New high resolution data for six states and Washington, D.C., is seen as a boon for efforts to cut down on pollutants in the nation’s largest estuary.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Restructuring Arkansas’ Medicaid; McCrory’s N.C. state government office building plan; and Denver plans a ‘base camp.’
Pressured by industries that don’t want to deal with a wide array of state restrictions, Congress has stepped in to impose national standards on food labeling, chemical use and plastics in cosmetics.
The Bay Area is deadlocked in a battle over whether its non-native blue gum trees should be felled or protected.
Stakeholders increasingly see the return on investment that comes with governments regulating energy consumption.
Here's a look at Golden State policies that experts say are in jeopardy of being unfunded, undercut or utterly undone.
An explosion caused by cat litter at a storage site in the New Mexico desert was just the beginning.
Beyond races for the White House and Congress, voters across the nation are considering a wide variety of state and local proposals and initiatives. Here’s our rundown of what’s important to watch ...
Compressed natural gas buses have saved Los Angeles County an average of 47 cents per mile on fuel the past 15 years.
The Love Food Not Waste program is gaining traction and serves as a good model for how to build community partnerships to help divert unnecessary food waste from landfills.
While Miami Beach pours money into adaptation, residents in other parts of the county are waiting for the help they need.
In the confounding manner of direct democracy, voters in Golden State will ponder two opposing initiatives, each sponsored by the plastic bag industry—which has spent more than $6 million to put them on the ballot.
An internal EPA report acknowledged employees missed some warning signs and failed to take certain precautions to prevent the spill, but ultimately found the blowout was “likely inevitable” due to built up pressurization.
A half-dozen years into Gov. Jerry Brown’s futuristic vision of carbon-free transportation, the Golden State is encountering even more potholes along the electric highway—obstacles born from both practicalities and politics.
Increased trade with Cuba might have brought screwworms back to the U.S. after they were eradicated in the states in 1982.
Landmark collaboration to provide landscape-level approach to protecting wildlife habitat
Do municipalities hold the answers to climate change, terrorism and the global refugee crisis?
Okla. Shutters Disposal Wells Following Big Quake; Ill. Gov. Fires 29 State Transportation Employees
Also in our State and Local Labor Day Weekend Digest: Judges rule Mo. must reveal source of lethal injection drugs; Justice Department to decide whether to retry McDonnell; Scottsdale firefighters wrangle exotic snakes.
Ithaca’s primary water supply was within weeks of running dry last month, and farms have been hit hard by unusually dry conditions.
On the heels of travel-related Zika cases, the county used a spray that’s effective in controlling mosquitos, and highly toxic to bees.
The parasite has devastated the whitefish population and is now threatening the trout.
Residents of the Inupiat Eskimo village, identified as one of the communities most affected by coastal erosion, brought on by climate change, voted to leave their island for the mainland.
The city’s new vision for clean and safe waterways is either wishful thinking or incredibly ambitious.
Vast tracts of the California landscape have become a botanical emergency room.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Houston’s pensions nightmare; federal legal fight with energy utility in Montana; and hazardous train derails in Kentucky town.
Authorities are trying to discourage people from engaging in a practice that is harmful to the shelled reptiles, and can be illegal under Florida state law.
S.B. 32, which sets ambitious targets to cut planet-warming emissions by 2030, faces a critical deadline with the Legislature set to wrap up for the year on Aug. 31.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Nursing home deaths in Pennsylvania; police body camera transparency in Wyo.; and Cape Cod water concerns.
Western states like Washington are walking a line between preserving wolves as an endangered species and helping ranchers control them.