FAA says new research shows lithium batteries sensitive to heat, can ignite in flight

FAA issues fire warning for lithium batteries

Feds cite Massey Energy for serious violations after surprise inspection at W.Va. coal mine

MSHA: Massey cited for serious violations in W.Va.

China warns mine bosses not to flout new rule ordering them underground; fines, bans possible

Bosses who don’t enter China’s mines may be fined

China warns mine bosses not to flout new rule ordering them underground

China’s mine bosses ordered to go underground

US aluminum mining plants employ different methods, sludge flood like Hungary’s unlikely

Sludge flood like Hungary’s unlikely in US

Govt lacks copies of emergency response plans developed by natural gas pipeline operators

Natural gas pipeline crisis plans kept from public

With drilling ban about to end, oil industry has yet to adopt the lessons of the BP spill

Oil industry has yet to adopt lessons of BP spill

Washington state approves record $2.39M fine for refinery blast that could have been prevented

$2.39 million fine for Wash. state refinery blast

Federal panel looking for information about safety culture, other issues during spill hearings

US investigative panel meets for 5th time on spill

British govt grants Chevron first new deepwater drilling permit since Gulf of Mexico spill

Chevron gets permission to drill off UK coast

Interior Department sets new rules for offshore drilling, a step toward lifting deepwater ban

Interior Dept. sets new offshore drilling rules

Watchdog faults 32-year failure to develop system for identifying dangerous mines

Watchdog: Mine safety woes a failure of leadership

Government regulators report big overtime bills for Upper Big Branch blast investigation

Regulators report OT bills for W.Va. mine probe

Obama urged to seek spill penalties to pay for Gulf coast restoration, help states after spill

Obama endorses using fines for Gulf rehabilitation

AP source: No negotiations under way between Obama administration, BP over possible settlement

AP source: No administration negotiations with BP

APNewsBreak: Congressman says BP, Obama administration discussing oil spill fine settlement

APNewsBreak: BP, feds in talks over spill fines

Congressman says BP, Obama administration trying to reach settlement on oil spill fines

Congressman: BP, feds in talks over spill fines

Safety board cites driver fatigue in Oklahoma highway crash that killed 10 people

NTSB cites fatigue in Okla. crash that killed 10

Obama urged to seek spill penalties to pay for Gulf coast restoration after oil spill

Obama urged to use spill fines to restore Gulf

Feds handling of BP spill compared to Custer’s Last Stand, man behind curtain in Wizard of Oz

Spill panel: Federal confusion lost public trust

Beyond brain injuries and PTSD, soldiers’ urological war wounds may get Congressional scrutiny

Congress asked for study of urological war wounds

Report on whether oil drilling ban should be lifted is a month ahead of schedule

Drilling ban analysis due out a month early

Jewish settlers in West Bank prepare for end of building freeze as US races to rescue talks

Israel: Settlers brace for end of building freeze

With well killed, BP works to determine its own estimate of how much oil spilled in Gulf

BP works on own estimate for amount of oil spilled

Calif. regulators approve independent panel to probe San Bruno blast, Pacific Gas & Electric

Calif regulators approve panel to probe blast

Storm pounds upper Midwest, causing flooding that forces evacuation of Wis. city’s downtown

Flooding forces Wis. city to evacuate downtown

Conn. governor’s order bans gas blow pipe cleaning procedure at power plants after fatal blast

Conn. gov bans gas blow pipe cleaning procedure

US regulators approve ‘gradual’ restart of Mich. pipeline that spilled up to 1M gallons of oil

Regulators OK restart of Mich. oil pipeline

US regulators OK plan for ‘gradual’ restart of pipeline that spilled oil in Mich. this summer

Regulators OK restart plan for Michigan pipeline

Massey chief accuses federal mine safety officials of lying in W.Va. mine blast investigation

Massey chief accuses feds of lying in W.Va. probe

Conn. committee recommends banning ‘gas blows’ at plants, more training for inspectors

Conn. committee seeks to ban ‘gas blows’ at plants

Pipeline info kept secret for security reasons; Calif. town found that out after lethal blast

Despite accidents, pipeline info is elusive

Distracted driving deaths fall in 2009, but government says they remain an epidemic

Govt: Distracted driving deaths fall in 2009

Well’s official death marks milestone, as Gulf assesses harm and looks ahead

The well is dead, but Gulf challenges live on

Federal official: tests show excessive coal dust found in W.Va. mine before deadly April blast

MSHA says explosive coal dust found at W.Va. mine

EPA investigates 40-day benzene release at BP’s Texas City refinery, demands disclosure

EPA investigates release at BP’s Texas refinery

In wake of Calif. gas line blast, states waiting to act on revamping their aging gas pipelines

After blast, states wait to act on aging gas lines

Gov. Schwarzenegger gets close look at Northern California gas line blast site

Barack Obama

USDA distributes election-year farm aid, making good on promise to embattled Arkansas senator

USDA distributes election-year farm aid

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is making good on an election-year promise to Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln to give hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to farmers who lost crops due to weather.

Obama administration orders oil, gas companies to plug nearly 3,500 nonproducing wells in Gulf

Interior: Idle wells in Gulf must be plugged

BP’s outgoing CEO Tony Hayward tells UK lawmakers Gulf spill shouldn’t end deepwater drilling