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  • EPA rife with green conflicts of interest

    Numerous senior officials of the EPA have real or apparent "revolving door" conflicts of interest, according to a new report by a nonprofit watchdog.

  • Solar incentive faces headwinds

    At issue is "net metering," a subsidy in 44 states that pays solar-using customers for excess power they sell back to the utility.

  • Army Corps of Engineers stops its review of Oregon coal export project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is halting its review of a proposed coal export terminal in Oregon, a decision that comes a month after the state rejected a permit needed for the project.

  • Enbridge, agencies to simulate oil spill response

    INDIAN RIVER, Mich. (AP) — Emergency response agencies will participate this week in an exercise simulating a worst-case spill from oil pipelines running beneath the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan. The U.S. Coast Guard's 9th District says the drill will be conducted Wednesday in...

  • Japan's whale hunt under scrutiny at IWC meeting

    PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — Pro- and anti-whaling countries are set to clash at an international conference that opened Monday over Japan's intention to resume the hunting in the Antarctic next year despite a ruling by the top U.N. court. Japan's controversial plans of "scientific whaling" that...

  • U.N. climate summits attracts 120 heads of state

    Notables include President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, South African President Jacob Zuma and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye.

  • Fears grow about oil tanker shortage

    Thousands of railcars must be upgraded or demoted under proposed safety standards.

  • Environmentalists call on philanthropies to drop fossil fuel investments

    Environmentalists from across the world say they are targeting the foundations that handle billions of dollars in funding for climate change projects because those organizations likely are unaware that some of their finances are tied up in fossil fuels.

  • Chinese protesters march against trash incinerator

    BEIJING (AP) — Residents in a southern Chinese town protested for a second day Sunday against a proposed garbage incinerator, according to witnesses, as police said ringleaders of the earlier demonstrations involving thousands that saw clashes with police should surrender. Hundreds of people...

  • Hurricane Odile grows off Mexico's Pacific coast

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Odile intensified into a strong storm Saturday night and appeared headed for a possible close brush with the southern end of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Odile's maximum sustained winds...

  • Oklahoma oil hub getting bigger with new pipelines

    CUSHING, Okla. (AP) — New pipeline projects are expanding the size of an Oklahoma crude oil hub that is already one of the most important oil storage facilities in the world. One new pipeline is in operation at the hub in Cushing, another is almost complete and a new project was announced...

  • Activists demand stepped up manatee protection

    St. Petersburg, Fla (AP) — Environmentalists say the federal government's fast-track permitting process for Florida waterfront access, means the already endangered manatee could be increasingly at risk. The Center for Biological Diversity's Florida office singled out the U.S Army Corps of...

  • Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate. Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their...

  • States to EPA: We need more time for power plant rule comments

    The officials from six states -- Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Missouri -- said they need more data behind the EPA's methodology to better understand how it arrived at individual state goals for cutting power sector emissions by 2030.

  • Nevada governor signs tax breaks to ink Tesla battery factory deal

    Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation late Thursday. Nevada beat out Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California for the "gigafactory," as it's known. It's projected to bring 20,000 jobs and $100 billion to the economy in 20 years.



From the Weekly Standard

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    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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