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  • How oil and gas fracking fractures the Democratic Party: Examiner Editorial

    Colorado liberals spent a decade and millions of dollars pushing their state's political agenda to the Left.

  • Texas lawmakers study desalination expansion

    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...

  • As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

    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...

  • Ohio pushes to end sediment dumping into Lake Erie

    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...

  • New Peru law weakens environmental safeguards

    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...

  • US oil, gas lease sale staged under protest

    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...

  • 2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

    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....

  • Lightning a threat to ND saltwater disposal sites

    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....

  • Agriculture chief visits water-starved families

    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...

  • Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

    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...

  • Tom Steyer is having fundraising trouble for his global warming, anti-Keystone XL agenda

    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.

  • Carolinas opinion mixed on offshore drilling

    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...

  • Obama administration hands oil industry a big win

    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.

  • EPA proposes limits on Alaska mine project

    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.

  • How to shore up the highway fund

    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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