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  • Hamas keeps Gaza's economic future bottled up by blocking natural gas development

    Hamas is systematically blocking development of the one natural resource the Gaza Strip has, the Gaza Marine offshore natural gas reserves.

  • Testimony, advocates clash at EPA coal hearings

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Union miners and others opposed to stricter pollution rules for coal-burning power plants proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency clashed inside and outside the city's federal building on the first of two days of public hearings on the new regulations. About 5,000...

  • Montana prairie reserve tops 300,000 acres

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A privately funded conservation reserve taking shape on north-central Montana's open prairie now spans more than 300,000 acres — or almost 470 square miles — with the addition of a large parcel south of Malta that was disclosed Thursday. American Prairie Reserve manager...

  • Network planned to bring shale power to East Coast

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — PPL Corp. said Thursday it wants to spend billions of dollars to build a 725-mile system of electric transmission lines that will bring energy from the booming Marcellus Shale natural gas fields to customers on the heavily populated Eastern Seaboard. The Allentown-based...

  • Panel wants TEPCO execs charged over nuke crisis

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judicial panel has recommended that three former executives of the utility that operates the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant face criminal charges over their role in the disaster. A document released by the panel on Thursday showed it voted in favor of indicting...

  • Boston protesters rally against gas pipeline

    BOSTON (AP) — Opponents of expanding a natural gas pipeline through northwestern Massachusetts rallied on Boston Common on Wednesday, asking Gov. Deval Patrick to rescind his support for a new tax on New Englanders' electricity bills to help subsidize it. The protest, attended by hundreds of...

  • Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison so disease-free animals can be relocated to create new herds outside the park, Yellowstone officials said Wednesday. The announcement comes after the Department of...

  • Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants. The rally came a day...

  • Shock: 80% of U.S. population growth is from immigrants, resources being sucked dry

    A group dedicated to saving the planet by cutting runaway population increases said that 80 percent of U.S. population growth comes from immigration.

  • How to fit a wind farm into your portfolio

    NEW YORK (AP) — You can now fit a wind or solar farm into your portfolio, even if your portfolio isn't exactly vast. Energy companies are wrapping renewable energy projects and other power-related assets that generate steady cash into new companies they hope attract investors hunting for...

  • NY announces $250M in green energy investments

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is setting aside $250 million to invest in wind farms, hydropower and other renewable energy projects. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding Tuesday. It's available to businesses and groups looking to build wind farms, fuel cells or biomass generators or...

  • More climate change, more money problems

    The White House and supportive Democrats tout the administration's climate strategy as a financial winner, while opponents argue it would hit people's pocketbooks and reduce electric grid reliability.

  • Natural gas exports will have to wait until September

    With the November midterm elections nearing -- in which Senate Energy Committee Chairwoman Mary Landrieu's seat is up for grabs -- the prospects of striking a deal are looking shaky.

  • 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 President...

  • AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today. The area's oil boom has resulted in an infrastructure-building frenzy as the rush for...



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