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  • Climate change march brings thousands to New York

    Thousands of people massed along Central Park in what might have seemed like a procession for one of many holiday parades that pass through this city. And while the mood was festive, the cause was more solemn -- act now on climate change, or face the consequences.

  • Steyer: 'No question' his climate super PAC is having political effect

    Its main goal is to put candidates who support climate change policies in office, but it's hit GOP candidates and incumbents on a number of issues outside the climate sphere.

  • Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world. More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. Environmentalists...

  • Oklahoma City oil producer unveils new formation

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City-based energy company has unveiled a new formation in south-central Oklahoma that the company's CEO said will elevate the state as an oil producer. Continental Resources Inc. said western Oklahoma's Springer Shale deposit is in the heart of the South Central...

  • Judge weighing oil company bankruptcy settlement

    KNOB LICK, Ky. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has signed off on a $1.9 million settlement between a bankrupt oil company and its former CEO, who is due to report to federal prison soon. The trustee for the defunct Young Oil and the one-time operator, Anthony Young, reached an agreement to...

  • 5 things to know about UN Climate Summit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York will be at the epicenter of the climate change debate next week. More than 120 world leaders will attend a one-day summit on Tuesday at the United Nations on climate. Tens of thousands are expected to march to call for action on global warming. Dozens of other events...

  • Cory Gardner: Obama's 'inaction' to blame for Keystone XL delays

    President Obama's "inaction" is to blame for the stalled Keystone XL pipeline project, the Colorado Republican Senate candidate said Saturday.

  • White House budget director: Domestic climate ambition can bring China along

    Taking bold action domestically on climate change will help the United States leverage similar commitments from other countries, said White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan.

  • Nevada's subsidies for Tesla factory don't only hurt taxpayers

    Nevada taxpayers may not be pleased about footing a quarter of the tab for this billionaire's for-profit business. But the cost to Nevada taxpayers will not be as painful as the distortions to the market.

  • Podesta: White House taking UN climate summit 'seriously'

    White House officials said President Obama will make commitments to address climate change at Tuesday's United Nations climate summit to show other nations that his administration intends to lead on the issue.

  • Oil executive in North Dakota dumping plea deal

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An oil executive accused of dumping toxic drilling liquid and endangering drinking water for a county in southwest North Dakota has reached an undisclosed plea deal with federal prosecutors, authorities say. Executive Drilling LLC President Nathan Garber is slated to be...

  • Environmental group to push turnout for midterm elections

    The League of Conservation Voters plans to spend a "majority" of the $25 million it has raised for the November elections on its Senate ground game, largely by targeting 1.5 million "drop-off voters" who typically don't participate in midterm elections and tend to be younger, Hispanic and female.

  • US to train veterans to install solar panels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through...

  • White House rolls out new solar energy, energy-efficiency measures

    The move comes ahead of Tuesday's United Nations climate summit in New York. The White House said the new measures would eliminate 300 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, or the equivalent of the one year's worth of carbon emissions from 60 million cars.

  • Senators: Spike in energy costs could push 840,000 Americans into poverty

    Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Tim Scott of South Carolina released their report on energy insecurity to highlight some of the repercussions from regulations that they say could raise energy costs.



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