By Zack Colman | 09/17/14 03:03 PM
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.
By Mark Tapscott | 09/17/14 08:21 AM
Sierra Club officials pay no taxes on income the environmental nonprofit generates from solar panel sales by its commercial partners.
By Zack Colman | 09/16/14 11:45 PM
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.
09/16/14 11:30 PM
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...
09/16/14 08:30 PM
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...
09/16/14 08:00 PM
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...
09/16/14 07:45 PM
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...
09/16/14 07:45 PM
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,...
09/16/14 07:00 PM
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...
09/16/14 06:15 PM
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...
09/16/14 06:00 PM
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,...
By Zack Colman | 09/16/14 03:56 PM
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.
09/16/14 03:49 PM
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...
By Lisa Ruhl | 09/16/14 02:18 PM
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.
By Zack Colman | 09/16/14 01:52 PM
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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