09/05/14 04:30 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A wind farm planned for off the coast of Block Island has been given the final OK by the federal government. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the lead federal permitting agency for the project. Deepwater Wind said Friday the agency approved the Block Island Wind Farm...
09/05/14 01:30 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 11 this week to 1,925. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,584 rigs were exploring for oil and 340 for gas. One was listed as...
09/05/14 01:15 PM
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — Over 12,000 crab pots are lost in Washington state's Puget Sound every year, costing an estimated $700,000 in lost harvest revenue, and more poignantly, damaging the sea floor environment. Using sonar to find the pots, divers and scientists venture into the waters to...
By Zack Colman | 09/05/14 12:43 PM
The League of Conservation Voters anticipates spending $25 million this election cycle, amounting to a five-fold increase over 2010.
09/05/14 12:01 PM
NEW DELHI (AP) — Australia and India signed an agreement on Friday allowing the export of Australian uranium to New Delhi for use in power generation. The deal was signed during a state visit by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who met his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, and other...
By Rebecca Berg | 09/05/14 11:01 AM
For now, the only thing John Podesta was leading was an interview with the former secretary of state during a discussion at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. Clinton was the evening's keynote speaker.
By Zack Colman | 09/05/14 08:52 AM
The regulator this week informed the United Nations aviation program that it had begun investigating whether airplane emissions endangered public health.
09/05/14 01:45 AM
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Thursday that Nevada won a high-stakes battle with four other states for Tesla Motors' coveted battery factory, but the win comes with a hefty price tag — up to $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives over 20 years that state...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/04/14 06:56 PM
The Senate majority leader told a green energy conference Thursday he'll take up legislation by the end of this year.
09/04/14 04:31 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge's ruling in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill case that could cost BP an additional $17.6 billion in fines sent the company's shares tumbling Thursday. BP was found by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to have acted with "gross negligence," leading to the worst U.S....
By John Stossel | 09/04/14 02:38 PM
When it's government land â€" or any commonly held resource â€" the incentive is to get in and take what you can, while you can. It's called the "tragedy of the commons."
09/04/14 11:07 AM
ASHLAND, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, along with attorneys general from 11 other states, filed a motion Wednesday to expedite the process on a lawsuit filed against the EPA last month. West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana,...
09/04/14 07:15 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with state utility regulators in a dispute with American Electric Power over how much the company can charge customers for coal. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1prXfQX ) reports that the court, in a unanimous ruling Wednesday,...
09/04/14 05:15 AM
TOKYO (AP) — The multi-nation fisheries body that monitors most of the Pacific Ocean has recommended a substantial cut to the catch of juvenile bluefin tuna, a move conservationists say is only an initial step toward saving the dwindling species. The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries...
09/04/14 05:01 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeal is planned of a landmark $1.4 billion penalty recommended for a Northern California utility for a gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people, Pacific Gas and Electric said in a federal filing. The utility said it plans to appeal to the California Public...
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