By Washington Examiner | 07/20/14 07:19 PM
Colorado liberals spent a decade and millions of dollars pushing their state's political agenda to the Left.
07/20/14 10:15 AM
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of miles of Texas coastline may offer more than a scenic view in the coming years. One day, it could help solve the state's water woes. A committee of state lawmakers is studying whether tapping the ocean to turn saltwater to fresh water would alleviate the...
07/20/14 10:00 AM
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt. The once-thriving New England gray seal population was decimated by the mid-20th century because...
07/20/14 08:45 AM
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is ready to start solving a problem that's been plaguing Lake Erie for more than 25 years. The state is spending $10 million to find ways to end the dumping of sand and mud scooped out of Toledo's and Cleveland's harbors. The biggest question now is what to do with...
07/20/14 12:15 AM
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Dozens of international groups, the United Nations, and even Peru's own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation even as it prepares to host international climate-control talks this year. The law, aimed at...
07/19/14 05:15 PM
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A U.S. Bureau of Land Management sale of oil and gas leases on public land in central Nevada has been conducted under protest. Earlier this year, Lander County commissioners, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Yomba Shoshone Tribe and the Gandolfo Ranch filed protests...
07/19/14 01:45 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges. Half of U.S....
07/19/14 01:45 PM
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Three massive fires since the beginning of June have highlighted the threat lightning poses in the North Dakota oil patch, and in each case it was tanks that store the toxic saltwater associated with drilling — not the oil wells or drilling rigs — that were to blame....
07/18/14 06:01 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies. Vilsack also announced $9.7 million in new emergency drought aid...
07/18/14 06:00 PM
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. Friday's announcement is the first real step toward...
By Ashe Schow | 07/18/14 04:19 PM
Billionaire Tom Steyer pledged to raise $50 million to make climate change and opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline a 2014 campaign headache for the GOP.
07/18/14 04:15 PM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday opened the Eastern Seaboard to offshore energy exploration, causing concern in the Carolinas about the effect on sea creatures and tourism but also raising the prospect of new jobs and revenue. The administration announced sonic...
By Zack Colman | 07/18/14 01:26 PM
The Obama administration announced Friday that it would allow exploration for oil and gas off some portions of the Atlantic Coast using sonic testing devices that environmentalists say harm marine life.
By Zack Colman | 07/18/14 12:55 PM
The EPA proposed restrictions on building a large copper-and-gold mine Friday slated for a watershed in southwest Alaska that's pitted environmental groups and industry against each other regarding the EPA's authority to veto such projects.
By Zack Colman | 07/17/14 04:30 PM
The Highway Trust Fund is broken. Slated to run out of money by Aug. 1, the fund has relied on an 18.4-cent per gallon gasoline tax last raised in 1993.
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