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  • Deepwater Wind gets federal OK for wind farm

    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...

  • US rig count up 11 to 1,925

    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...

  • Divers seek lost crab pots in Washington waters

    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...

  • Environmental group to spend $25 million on midterms

    The League of Conservation Voters anticipates spending $25 million this election cycle, amounting to a five-fold increase over 2010.

  • Australia signs uranium export deal with India

    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...

  • Hillary Clinton shares stage with potential campaign chair

    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.

  • EPA takes step toward regulating plane emissions

    The regulator this week informed the United Nations aviation program that it had begun investigating whether airplane emissions endangered public health.

  • Nevada offers Tesla up to $1.3B for battery plant

    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...

  • Reid promises new vote on expired green energy tax cuts

    The Senate majority leader told a green energy conference Thursday he'll take up legislation by the end of this year.

  • Ruling could cost BP added $18B; stock slumps

    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....

  • Government regulation is more harmful than helpful to the environment

    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."

  • W.Va. AG asks court to speed up EPA lawsuit over new rules for coal

    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,...

  • Court rules against Ohio utility in coal dispute

    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,...

  • Fisheries to cut catch of endangered bluefin tuna

    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...

  • PG&E intends appeal of $1.4B fine for fatal blast

    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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