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  • Manchin: Energy states 'dead' without Louisiana's Landrieu

    Sen. Joe Manchin said Sen. Mary Landrieu's re-election was essential for energy-producing states because her would-be replacement atop the Energy and Natural Resources Committee's Democratic membership is "very, very leaning in a different, Left-mode." Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., would be...

  • Oil tanker proposal draws fire from industry

    Refineries, oil producers and railroad companies say they need more time to swap out the old tank cars that carry crude oil and ethanol than the Transportation Department has proposed in a rule to prevent those trains from exploding.

  • How camouflaged activists want to de-industrialize the West 

    A federal judge recently rejected a lawsuit filed by environmental groups to prevent the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from issuing oil and gas leases for parts of central Nevada.

  • Climate plan faces test in Montana coal country

    COLSTRIP, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock asserts Montana can meet the Obama administration's climate goals without losing jobs or shutting coal plants. But the view from the coal-centered town of Colstrip proved far more pessimistic Tuesday, as Bullock's claim underwent its first public test....

  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a...

  • California ends one of driest-ever water years

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are urging residents and businesses to keep conserving water as the state ends another extremely dry "water year" with no guarantee the coming year will be any wetter. The 2014 water year that ends Tuesday is one of the driest on record, with the...

  • IG says EPA ignoring sewage chemicals

    Environmental Protection Agency officials can't assure that water resources are safe from the hazardous waste that emanates from sewage facilities, according to a government watchdog.

  • EPA: Emissions from power plants up, fracking down

    Greenhouse gas emissions from power plants rose last year partly because of an increase in coal used for generating electricity, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

  • Link between climate change, extreme weather hard to prove: federal scientists

    Man-made climate change, largely through burning greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels that scientists say warm the planet, did not necessarily explain the 16 extreme weather events for 2013 that the report covered.

  • Olympic Oil to remediate contamination at Chicago site

    Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Olympic Oil Ltd. will be required under a recent court order to remediate contaminated soil and groundwater at the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal after a series of alleged spills during the summer. “This order will ensure the company takes the...

  • Maryland natural gas project OK'd

    Dominion Resources secured approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build the $3.8 billion Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay, which will be ready to ship up to 0.82 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas beginning in 2017.

  • Energy group claims enviros suing more often, not less, despite 2011 deal

    Two environmental nonprofits are launching more Endangered Species Act lawsuits now than they did before signing a 2011 agreement with the federal government to file fewer such actions, according to a study made public Monday by an energy industry advocacy group.

  • Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: Heat waves in Australia, Europe, China, Japan and...

  • Peace Bridge to get $3 million for air quality

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Peace Bridge Authority is planning $3 million in improvements to improve air quality and reduce the cross-border bridge's carbon footprint. The Buffalo News ( ) reports that the project includes use of an experimental type of concrete designed to...

  • Chicago parks to get $2.4M in state money

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Park District will receive $2.4 million in state money to improve five parks. The money is coming from the Illinois Jobs Now capital construction program. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the grants Sunday. He says the money will create jobs and "ensure that Chicago's parks...

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