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  • Rejected! Yao Ming says no to wildlife trafficking

    BEIJING (AP) — Yao Ming is putting on the full-court press against wildlife trafficking. The former NBA star, a Chinese basketball icon, is working with top American and Chinese officials to stamp out global trade in endangered species and their parts. Yao, who retired from basketball in...

  • I&M proposes 5 solar facilities in 2 states

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Michigan Power plans to seek permission to build five solar generating facilities in the two states it serves. I&M is proposing building the facilities in the Muncie-Marion area in eastern Indiana, around South Bend in northern Indiana and in Michigan, although...

  • California board considers fines for wasting water

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Wasting water outdoors amid the state's drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators, with fines of up to $500 a day for overwatering front lawns or washing a car without a nozzle on the hose....

  • This 50-year-old conservation program could run out without GOP support

    The Land and Water Conservation Fund, which gets its funding from federal offshore oil and gas revenue, is running up against the clock. The Obama administration and its environmental allies need the support of GOP lawmakers to keep it alive. 

  • Lightning hits 3rd North Dakota saltwater facility

    ALEXANDER, N.D. (AP) — A lightning strike Monday sparked a fire and explosion that destroyed the third North Dakota saltwater disposal facility in recent weeks, sending thick black smoke billowing into the sky and leaving the smell of oil in the air. The latest incident was at a saltwater...

  • Proposed EPA water rule lights up Capitol Hill fireworks

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy described the haranguing her agency has received over its proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule this way: "Just ludicrous."

  • Montana regulators hold hearing on $900M dam deal

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana utility regulators will determine whether electricity customers will have stable rates in the future or if they'll be subject to the whims of a volatile power-supply market, an attorney for NorthWestern Energy said Tuesday. Al Brogan told the Public Service...

  • EU's united front on Russia falling amid gas needs

    VIENNA (AP) — A clutch of countries is breaking ranks with the EU's efforts to put economic and diplomatic pressure on Russia over Ukraine and building a pipeline meant to carry huge amounts of Russian gas to their doorstep. Their defiance of a European Union stop work order is more...

  • Why the former Ice Age became global warming, then climate change

    On June 23, the Supreme Court laid down a small speed bump on the highway leading from "carbon pollution" control to climate nirvana.

  • Allowing crude oil exports will benefit Americans

    President Obama and his energy team are testing the waters on crude oil exports.

  • Feds bring back loan guarantees for renewable energy

    It's a restart of the federal program that garnered heavy Republican criticism for backing a handful of failed ventures, most notably the $535 million loan guarantee awarded to now-bankrupt solar panel-maker Solyndra.

  • Iraq's oil potential goes untapped

    Anxiety over the turmoil in Iraq disrupting oil output is easing as Iraqi forces push back against the Sunni extremist insurgency, but long-term fears remain that the instability could cause painful aftershocks -- especially if it scares off multinational oil companies that had begun investing in...

  • America's response to Iraq should begin with approving Keystone XL

    With the lightning advance of ISIS' jihadist army to the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq is falling into chaos. The country's Shiites are mobilizing militias to fight the Sunni terrorists, while the nation faces a good possibility of some sort of Iranian intervention. Regardless of who ultimately...

  • Energy investments face a changing climate

    The opening bell has sounded for investors concerned about climate change.

  • Obama's war on coal will cost U.S. $1 trillion in new technology growth

    In the nation's capital, our president appears to be leading a one-man parade of his own to force an ill-conceived emissions-reduction plan onto the American people in hopes other nations will follow.



From the Weekly Standard

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