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  • 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...

  • Scientists meet with Gov. Scott on climate change

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Five scientists who met with Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday are convinced that climate change is real, but what they are less sure about is whether the governor believes them. The scientists had 30 minutes to make a presentation in Scott's office and the first seven minutes...

  • Mexico says mine firm lied about chemical spill

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's top environmental official said Tuesday that a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream. Environment Secretary Juan Jose Guerra Abud said the mine falsely claimed the spill...

  • Oil train in deadly crash passed through major U.S. cities

    A train carrying crude oil that derailed, exploded and killed 47 people in a Quebec town in July 2013 traveled through Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and North Dakota before the accident, a report from Canada's Transportation Safety Board said.

  • Billionaire to pay $1.5M fine for Kentucky mines

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of violations at several of his coal mines in eastern Kentucky. The agreement between Justice and the state's Department for Natural Resources is a reduction...

  • Workers suffer when militarized police and Big Green get together

    Big Green conducts class war with its power over the federal government.

  • Astorino unveils jobs plan in NY governor race

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino unveiled a plan to boost New York's economy Tuesday that calls for lower taxes, less red tape, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and incentives for high-tech industries and agriculture. One of Astorino's more unusual proposals...

  • EPA launches probe of alleged pollution by Tyson

    MONETT, Mo. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has begun an investigation of Tyson Foods' role in a discharge of a food supplement that allegedly led to pure ammonia flowing into a southwest Missouri creek, killing more than 100,000 fish. The discharge on May 16 allegedly caused the...

  • 2014 shaping up to be third-hottest year ever

    Global temperatures were 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average for January through July, according to the National Climatic Data Center.



From the Weekly Standard

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    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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  • Small Ball in Wisconsin

    West Allis, Wis. --  Scott Walker looked relaxed. Dressed in light blue Levi’s jeans, a navy polo shirt, and white and gray Nike sneakers, the Wisconsin governor had just finished speaking at a...

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  • Democrats Take the Low Road

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