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  • EPA takes step toward regulating plane emissions

    The regulator this week informed the United Nations aviation program that it had begun investigating whether airplane emissions endangered public health.

  • Nevada offers Tesla up to $1.3B for battery plant

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Thursday that Nevada won a high-stakes battle with four other states for Tesla Motors' coveted battery factory, but the win comes with a hefty price tag — up to $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives over 20 years that state...

  • Reid promises new vote on expired green energy tax cuts

    The Senate majority leader told a green energy conference Thursday he'll take up legislation by the end of this year.

  • Ruling could cost BP added $18B; stock slumps

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge's ruling in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill case that could cost BP an additional $17.6 billion in fines sent the company's shares tumbling Thursday. BP was found by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to have acted with "gross negligence," leading to the worst U.S....

  • Government regulation is more harmful than helpful to the environment

    When it's government land â€" or any commonly held resource â€" the incentive is to get in and take what you can, while you can. It's called the "tragedy of the commons."

  • W.Va. AG asks court to speed up EPA lawsuit over new rules for coal

    ASHLAND, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, along with attorneys general from 11 other states, filed a motion Wednesday to expedite the process on a lawsuit filed against the EPA last month. West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana,...

  • Court rules against Ohio utility in coal dispute

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with state utility regulators in a dispute with American Electric Power over how much the company can charge customers for coal. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports that the court, in a unanimous ruling Wednesday,...

  • Fisheries to cut catch of endangered bluefin tuna

    TOKYO (AP) — The multi-nation fisheries body that monitors most of the Pacific Ocean has recommended a substantial cut to the catch of juvenile bluefin tuna, a move conservationists say is only an initial step toward saving the dwindling species. The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries...

  • PG&E intends appeal of $1.4B fine for fatal blast

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeal is planned of a landmark $1.4 billion penalty recommended for a Northern California utility for a gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people, Pacific Gas and Electric said in a federal filing. The utility said it plans to appeal to the California Public...

  • EPA struggles to account for cross-state emissions reductions in power plant rule

    States that import electricity from neighbors are giving the EPA headaches when it comes to crediting them for reductions under the proposed power plant emissions rules.

  • N. California wildfire grows, homes dodge damage

    HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in Northern California near the Oregon border has been burning for more than three weeks and has grown to more than 100 square miles, but it has yet to do damage to homes or buildings. Evacuation orders are in effect Wednesday for some 250 homes and as many...

  • Largest corn waste-to-ethanol facility launches

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The world's largest refinery that turns corn plant waste into ethanol began production Wednesday in Iowa, and many national and international dignitaries in attendance touted the technology as a major step in the shift from the fossil fuel age to a biofuels revolution....

  • PG&E plans to appeal $1.4B penalty in deadly blast

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. plans to appeal a $1.4 billion penalty recommended by California regulatory judges for a gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb that killed eight people, the utility said in a filing Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange...

  • Tesla picks Nevada for battery factory

    The state beat out New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and California for the project worth $5 billion to $6 billion.

  • EU climate chief aims for binding climate deal even if Obama won't

    The EU's climate chief said she wasn't ready to settle for a mix of voluntary environmental pledges and some legally binding provisions like the ones the White House is reportedly coveting

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