Environment & Energy

Policy: Environment & Energy

Testimony, advocates clash at EPA coal hearings

By JOE MANDAK | 07/31/14 04:16 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Union miners and others opposed to stricter pollution rules for coal-burning power plants proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency clashed inside and outside the city's federal building on the first of two days of public hearings on the new regulations. About 5,000...
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Montana prairie reserve tops 300,000 acres

By MATTHEW BROWN | 07/31/14 04:12 PM

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A privately funded conservation reserve taking shape on north-central Montana's open prairie now spans more than 300,000 acres — or almost 470 square miles — with the addition of a large parcel south of Malta that was disclosed Thursday. American Prairie Reserve manager...
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More climate change, more money problems

By Zack Colman | 07/30/14 05:00 AM

The White House and supportive Democrats tout the administration's climate strategy as a financial winner, while opponents argue it would hit people's pocketbooks and reduce electric grid reliability.
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