Bloomberg BNA – President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request includes $7.89 billion in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, a cut of approximately $310 million, or 3.8 percent, compared to the agency's current funding level of $8.2 billion.
A jump in palm oil consumption for biodiesel in Indonesia, the world’s biggest supplier, will probably mean that shipments fail to increase this year for the first time since 2010 even as production climbs to a record.
The West Virginia storage facility that leaked a chemical tainting the water supply of 300,000 Charleston-area customers shouldn’t have been built upstream from a treatment plant, a federal investigator said.
Bloomberg BNA – Two recent coal product spills in North Carolina and West Virginia have drawn the attention of three Senate Democrats who are working on legislation to boost chemical storage safety in light of a chemical spill in January that left 300,000 West Virginia residents without drinking water.
West Texas Intermediate rose to its highest intraday level in seven weeks after an industry report showed U.S. distillate supplies shrank and a potential historic winter storm threatens to coat Georgia with ice.
U.S. senators said they will take up a bill as soon as this week to require inspections and clean-up plans for chemical storage tanks, over the objection of industry, after a West Virginia spill tainted drinking water.