In two weeks the citizens of Toledo, Ohio, will go to the polls and decide whether to pass a legally dubious “Lake Erie Bill of Rights” to give residents the ability to sue farmers on behalf of algal-bloom-threatened Lake Erie.
Indonesia relies for more than half of its electricity on coal-fired power plants, and has plans to build dozens more in the coming years, bucking a worldwide shift away from fossil fuels and toward renewable sources of energy.
Colombia must implement strict monitoring of three pilot projects that will mark its first foray into "fracking," an expert commission said on Thursday, before deciding whether the controversial technique for extracting oil and gas can be widely used.
A recent Supreme Court ruling is putting the onus onto bankrupt oil companies to clean up abandoned oil wells. The 5-2 decision ruled that Redwater Energy Corp.'s bankruptcy trustee, Grant Thornton Ltd., could not shirk environmental responsibilities to ensure abandoned wells are safe.