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  • TVA board votes to retire Memphis coal plant

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority's board voted Thursday to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural-gas facility, marking another step by the nation's largest utility to reduce its reliance on coal. CEO Bill Johnson said the $975...

  • Airport, chemical co want spill lawsuit dismissed

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An airport and a chemical producer want claims dismissed in a lawsuit partly targeting them over a January chemical spill. In U.S. District Court in Charleston, Yeager Airport filed a motion Tuesday to dismiss claims in the wide-spanning lawsuit. Plaintiffs say the...

  • Environmental groups hope to use Mitch McConnell's words against him

    Environmental groups plan to use Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's comments that a Republican-led Senate would be fine with more government shutdowns to attack the GOP ahead of the November elections.

  • Record drought saps California honey production

    LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers. The state is traditionally one of the country's largest honey producers, with abundant crops and wildflowers that provide the nectar that...

  • Tom Steyer's super PAC haul for July: $500,000

    Billionaire ex-hedge fund manager Tom Steyer's climate super PAC brought in a bit more than $500,000 from outside donors in July, underscoring the struggles the San Francisco activist has had attracting contributions.

  • Mexican president predicts oil and gas gains from energy reform

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto predicted big production gains in the oil and gas sector beginning in 2018 as a result of energy reforms its congress passed this month.

  • Energy secretary pushes for nuclear power

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz championed the use of nuclear power and urged politicians and leaders in the energy industry to adapt and modernize energy production to help minimize the fallout from global warming. Moniz stopped to speak in Idaho Falls on Wednesday...

  • Feds say oil spill sheen dissipating in Ohio River

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Most of a reddish-brown sheen created by thousands of gallons of fuel oil that spilled into the Ohio River from a power plant was dissipating as a cleanup estimated to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a day continued Wednesday, federal officials said. Officials with the...

  • Brine firm sues over biblical fracking billboard

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds. Austin, Texas-based Buckeye Brine alleges...

  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott huddles with climate scientists

    After catching heat on the campaign trail for avoiding questions about his stance on climate change, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with climate scientists to learn why the planet is warming.

  • Owner held responsible for cleanup of N.H. contaminated site

    Sorrell MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell announced two court rulings on Monday that he says will help clean up a contaminated former dry cleaning site in Hartford. Washington County Superior Court ruled last week that Richard Daniels, the owner...

  • Feds seen as more lenient than Oregon and Washington on coal exports

    The Obama administration has signaled that it might be more willing than Oregon and Washington to allow coal exports from the states. 

  • Blast in China coal mine kills 2, traps 25 miners

    BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China has killed at least two miners, and rescuers searched Wednesday for 25 more workers missing in the blast, state media reported. Twelve other miners were rescued from the privately owned mine in Huainan city in Anhui province after...

  • Officials say Lake Tahoe imperiled by wildfires

    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change, officials said Tuesday. The warning came during an annual summit about protecting the iconic lake that...

  • 80,000 acres off Maryland leased for wind energy

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Interior says it has auctioned some 80,000 acres off Maryland for wind energy development. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held an auction on Tuesday. US Wind Inc. submitted the winning bid of $8.7 million. The Maryland Wind Energy Area is...



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