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  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. The agency is holding hearings this week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on...

  • 20 congressmen who vote against energy jobs in their districts

    Members of Congress who represent large oil and gas communities are not necessarily all friendly to the cause. The Western Energy Alliance has compiled a list of congressmen who have voted against industry priorities to show which ones represent significant numbers of oil and gas workers and...

  • Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says. Ocean water becomes more acidic when it absorbs carbon dioxide released by...

  • Storms prompt concern about some Michigan crops

    BEAVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Crop damage from severe thunderstorms that dropped hail on parts of Michigan has prompted concern that some harvests will suffer this year, farmers and officials said. Bay County farmer Lee Koch told The Bay City Times (http://bit.ly/1tW3YYc ) that he won't know...

  • BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits

    LONDON (AP) — Energy company BP warned Tuesday that further international sanctions on Russia could hurt its profits because of its stake in the country's oil giant, Rosneft. The company said any erosion of its relationship with Rosneft — which is majority controlled by the Russian state,...

  • Inaction could raise climate costs 40 percent, White House says

    Waiting to address climate change would be more costly than acting now, the White House said in a new report.

  • Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday. Scientists blame rising seas, saying this is one of the ways global warming is changing...

  • Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S....

  • Duke agrees to $1.2B deal with ElectriCities

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Progress has agreed to purchase the generating capacity of ElectriCities in a $1.2 billion deal expected to translate into lower power bills for thousands of eastern North Carolina residents. Duke announced its deal Monday with the North Carolina Eastern...

  • EPA chief: Power-plant proposal 'changing the tone' of global climate talks

    The Obama administration's proposed greenhouse gas emissions rule for existing power plants is "changing the tone" of the international dialogue on climate change, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday.

  • Britain reopens way for fracking

    LONDON (AP) — Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations. Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said shale gas has...

  • US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

    LUENEN, Germany (AP) — One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Now the coal comes the other way. The 750-megawatt Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Luenen GmbH & Co. power plant...

  • Oil company sues Utah county over pipeline rules

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Texas oil company is suing a Utah county over its new ordinances imposing restrictions on underground pipelines. Tesoro Corp. based in San Antonio wants to build a 135-mile pipeline to carry crude oil from the Uinta Basin to Salt Lake City refineries. But the company,...

  • Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels. The study, originally published in the science journal Plos One,...

  • Aggressive weed brings woe to Texas cotton growers

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A fast-spreading weed is causing problems in Texas cotton fields and could cost growers much of their harvest if left unchecked. Pigweed, which can grow as tall as 10 feet and overtake crops, is spreading aggressively in the High Plains this year after becoming resistant...



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