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  • Democratic leaders make public push for water bond

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders made a public push Tuesday for their latest plan to pay for water projects a day ahead of scheduled votes in the Legislature. The Democratic leaders are pushing a proposal to borrow $7 billion to increase the state's...

  • Edwards Aquifer water restrictions tightened

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Water will be scarcer in much of Central Texas under tighter use restrictions approved by the Edwards Aquifer Authority. The authority board voted Tuesday to cut pumping of water from the aquifer by 40 percent. The decision came after the 10-day average level of the...

  • Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation but also are drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from the lake. Hundreds of miles away, farmers who...

  • New natural gas pipeline planned for W.Va., Ohio

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A company is planning a $1.75 billion project that includes laying 160 miles of natural gas pipeline in West Virginia and Ohio. Columbia Pipeline Group announced the investment in a news release Tuesday. The proposal would help transport up to 1.5 billion cubic feet per...

  • Journalists to EPA: Don't muzzle scientists

    Several journalism, environmental and science groups demanded that the Environmental Protection Agency remove new restrictions that the organizations say will muzzle independent scientists who advise the agency.

  • Mexico says mine slow to report huge acid spill

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A civil defense official says a private mine in northern Mexico did not immediately report a massive acid spill, allowing it to flow into a river that supplies water to tens of thousands of people. Carlos Arias, director of civil defense for the northern state of Sonora, said...

  • Now Rand Paul's support for coal, Kentucky's black gold, is questioned

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's support for regulations on coal and a past comment that it is "very dirty" are fueling a new assault on the 2016 GOP front-runner.

  • Groups to EPA: Stop muzzling science advisers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalist and scientific organizations accused the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday of attempting to muzzle its independent scientific advisers by directing them to funnel all outside requests for information through agency officials. In a letter Tuesday, groups...

  • N.C. AG says Pa. fracking company illegally soliciting leases

    Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office recently wrote a letter to an out-of-state fracking company that allegedly engaged in the improper solicitation of fracking leases. The Pennsylvania-based Crimson Holdings allegedly tried...

  • EPA trying to expand regulatory authority over ‘navigable waters,’ Texas AG says

    Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new regulations that would expand the agency’s regulatory authority over navigable waters, a move Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott opposes. Under the regulations proposed by the EPA and Army Corps of...

  • Hickenlooper aide gives assurance on drilling deal

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper does not want local governments in western Colorado to lose future revenue from energy development because of a proposal to settle lawsuits over drilling on the Roan Plateau, an official said. State planning and budgeting director Henry...

  • The last time the U.S. was this cold was Bill Clinton's first year as president

    A NOAA tool used to measure climate noted that despite the cool start to the year, the temperature swings we've experienced amount to the seventh-most extreme year on record.

  • Grand Rapids firm gives to earth-friendly causes

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The idea behind Boxed Water Is Better was creating a product that makes a difference. Founders Kevin Hockin and Ben Gott launched the purified water company five years ago, pledging a portion of its profits to clean water and reforestation projects. A few months ago,...

  • Brown, Democrats closing in on water bond deal

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders said Monday they are closing in on a deal to overhaul a water bond on the November ballot, but their replacement plan still needs support from Republicans. Both houses of the Legislature voted Monday to extend the...

  • EPA must explain the costs of its rules better, federal watchdog says

    While the Environmental Protection Agency adhered to many of the guidelines outlined by the White House Office of Management and Budget when describing the economic effects of proposed rules and potential alternatives, a report said the information EPA used was "not always clear."



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