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  • Senate Finance leaders voice support for extending energy incentives

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., praised his Republican counterpart, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, for supporting at least a one-year extension for the incentives, which are given to wind, biomass, geothermal and other energy sources.

  • Group tells IRS Sierra Club evading taxes, colludes with commercial firms

    Sierra Club officials pay no taxes on income the environmental nonprofit generates from solar panel sales by its commercial partners.

  • House energy votes double as post-election GOP wish list

    House Republicans are putting a package of energy bills up for a vote, but they have already earned a veto threat from the White House and the probability that they will stop dead in the Democratic-held Senate. But the hope for Republicans is that the congressional calculus will change come January.

  • Southern California gets heat and storms

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wild weather hit Southern California on Tuesday, baking many areas with triple-digit heat but pummeling others with winds, lightning, rain and hail. Moist, unstable air flowing up from the remnants of Hurricane Odile in Mexico's Baja California combined with a continuing heat...

  • Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even after the government has...

  • US senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program. Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey said the Interior Department moved too...

  • Natural gas company seeks federal OK for pipeline

    BOSTON (AP) — An energy company is seeking federal approval for a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local opposition. Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday. The company is...

  • Things to know about California groundwater law

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will require the first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new laws mean: WHAT IS GROUNDWATER? It's the water that accumulates below the earth's surface,...

  • EPA rejects Cuomo's Tappan Zee loan proposal

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday balked at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to use half a billion dollars in federal clean water loans to help finance the cost of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, instead approving only $29 million. Cuomo said his administration would...

  • CMS spending $1 billion to settle pollution case

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that CMS Energy Corp. will undertake an estimated $1 billion program to cut emissions from five coal-fired power plants in Michigan to settle air pollution complaints. The government said that the utility's Consumers Energy subsidiary...

  • Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department of Energy report,...

  • Senate confirms two nuclear regulators

    Stephen G. Burns and Jeffery M. Baran are the newest members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after earning votes of 60-40 and 56-44, respectively. The move brings the commission's split to three Democrats -- chairwoman Allison Macfarlane being the other one -- and two Republicans.

  • New Jersey reaches $190M settlement with Occidental Chemical

    Hoffman TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin recently reached a $190 million settlement agreement with Occidental Chemical for cleanup and damages related to alleged...

  • VIDEO: Bobby Jindal calls Obama administration 'science deniers'

    Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., called the Obama Administration "science deniers" while speaking at the Heritage Foundation Tuesday morning before laying out his own plan for the future of science and technology.

  • EPA extends comment period for power plant rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency has extended by 45 days the comment period for its proposal to limit power plant emissions, according to a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner.



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