The development represents a setback for Exxon’s leadership and coincides with growing pressure on publicly traded companies to more urgently address an intensifying global crisis.
The disruption of Colonial Pipeline caused long lines at gas stations in the Southeastern U.S. due to distribution problems and panic-buying, draining supplies at thousands of gas stations.
U.S. officials sought to soothe concerns about price spikes or damage to the economy by stressing that the fuel supply had so far not been disrupted.
President Biden has put his team to work reviewing dozens of actions taken by former President Trump, aiming to reverse orders that he says harm the environment or endanger public health.
U.S. benchmark crude was trading as low as $6.50 a barrel Tuesday, more than 80% lower than the start of the year.
Efforts to combat the dengue fever outbreak and prevent the related Zika virus from making inroads in Hawaii could put organic farmers out of business.
Homelessness in Hawaii has grown in recent years, leaving the state with 487 homeless per 100,000 people, the nation's highest rate per capita.
Tribal leaders and commercial fishermen are protesting military exercises planned for the Gulf of Alaska, saying they're concerned about damage to salmon, crabs and other marine life.