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  • Carolinas opinion mixed on offshore drilling

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday opened the Eastern Seaboard to offshore energy exploration, causing concern in the Carolinas about the effect on sea creatures and tourism but also raising the prospect of new jobs and revenue. The administration announced sonic...

  • Obama administration hands oil industry a big win

    The Obama administration announced Friday that it would allow exploration for oil and gas off some portions of the Atlantic Coast using sonic testing devices that environmentalists say harm marine life.

  • EPA proposes limits on Alaska mine project

    The EPA proposed restrictions on building a large copper-and-gold mine Friday slated for a watershed in southwest Alaska that's pitted environmental groups and industry against each other regarding the EPA's authority to veto such projects.

  • How to shore up the highway fund

    The Highway Trust Fund is broken. Slated to run out of money by Aug. 1, the fund has relied on an 18.4-cent per gallon gasoline tax last raised in 1993.

  • Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth. The U.S. Geological Survey on Thursday updated its national seismic hazard maps for the first time since 2008, taking into account...

  • Oil well opponents seek to block drilling project

    SCIO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Opponents of an oil well in Washtenaw County are seeking court intervention to stop work at the approved site. The state Department of Environmental Quality approved Traverse City-based West Bay Exploration Co.'s application earlier this year, despite objections...

  • Oklahoma wheat crop worst in nearly half century

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Drought conditions that continued through spring, followed by a late freeze in April and untimely rains in June have produced the poorest Oklahoma wheat crop in nearly a half century, Oklahoma agriculture officials said. The official forecast is for 51 million bushels of...

  • Hickenlooper asks public to reject oil, gas limits

    DENVER (AP) — A day after giving up on efforts to call a special legislative session on oil and gas drilling, Gov. John Hickenlooper appealed to the public Thursday to decry possible ballot measures to curb the industry. Hickenlooper joined dozens of industry allies to say that proposed...

  • Oil rises past $103 on geopolitical turmoil

    The price of oil rose 2 percent Thursday on lower U.S. inventories and concerns that geopolitical tensions could disrupt global supplies. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose $1.99 to close at $103.19 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Wednesday, the Nymex contract added...

  • EPA: Duke done dredging coal ash from NC river

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy has completed removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River months after a massive spill at a North Carolina power plant, federal environmental officials said Thursday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's on-scene coordinator, Myles Bartos,...

  • Lisa Murkowski walks a tightrope between energy development and environmental concerns

    Lisa Murkowski's name is etched in a slab of sidewalk just blocks from the Capitol.

  • A 10-mile feud between Lisa Murkowski and Interior's Sally Jewell

    A long-sought road through a national wildlife refuge has put distance between the Republican U.S. senator from Alaska and the interior secretary.

  • Obama's second-in-command at EPA resigns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 environmental official under President Barack Obama is resigning to head a nonprofit group dedicated to energy and climate change. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Thursday announced the resignation of Bob Perciasepe (pur-cha-SEP'-ee). He was appointed deputy...

  • Oil surges to near $103 as US stockpiles fall

    The price of oil surged to near $103 a barrel Thursday after a U.S. inventories report showed a larger-than-expected drop in crude oil supplies. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was up $1.64 at $102.84 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York...

  • Australia repeals maligned 2-year-old carbon tax

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it. The Senate voted 39 to 32 to axe the 24.15 Australian...



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