By Zack Colman | 09/09/14 07:37 PM
Lifting the ban on oil exports is a minefield for some Republicans.
09/09/14 06:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House on Tuesday approved a bill to block the Obama administration from implementing a rule that asserts regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands — an action that critics call a classic Washington overreach. The...
By Zack Colman | 09/09/14 05:47 PM
Eliminating or ending some of the restrictions in the near-ban of crude oil exports could yield an economic infusion of between $600 billion and $1.8 trillion, according to a study released Tuesday.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/09/14 05:33 PM
A House panel report says Department of the Interior employees haven't always recused themselves from promoting green energy projects where there was a notable conflict of interest.
09/09/14 05:00 PM
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit water department would be turned into a regional agency with a 10-year limit on annual rate increases and an infusion of millions of dollars from the suburbs, under a deal the mayor and other officials announced Tuesday. Only two of the governing board's six members...
09/09/14 03:47 PM
MADRID (AP) — Panama's president says the major expansion of the Panama Canal will be completed in time to open for business in the beginning of 2016. The project is expected to be finished in December 2015, and President Juan Carlos Varela says it will open early the following year, despite...
09/09/14 03:32 PM
GENEVA (AP) — Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday. The heat-trapping gas blamed for the largest share of global warming rose to global concentrations of 396...
09/09/14 02:16 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Almost on cue, rain and high tides brought flooding Monday to Norfolk ahead of the first gathering of Virginia's new climate change panel. Gov. Terry McAuliffe will address the Climate Change and Resiliency Commission on Wednesday when its 30-plus members meet in Richmond....
By Zack Colman | 09/09/14 01:06 PM
The proposed rules would prohibit trains carrying hazardous materials from being left unwatched, unless specific requirements for securing the trains are followed.
By Zack Colman | 09/09/14 08:41 AM
Carbon dioxide levels increased the most last year since 1984, driving the concentration of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere to a new high, according to a study released Tuesday.
09/08/14 10:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the world gets warmer, the Baltimore oriole will no longer be found in Maryland. The Mississippi kite will move north, east and pretty much out of its namesake state. And the California gull will mostly be a summer stranger to the Golden State. Those are among the...
09/08/14 02:00 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" in opposing the disposal of gas-drilling wastewater says the messages will come down Tuesday. Michael Boals, of Coshocton east of Columbus, told The Associated Press the billboards' owners...
By Zack Colman | 09/06/14 02:33 PM
The cuts may drive even more Brazilian sugarcane to American shores.
09/07/14 06:45 PM
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa landowners want to see the details of a proposed oil pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota across the state to Illinois. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners has said the 1,100-mile pipeline would likely go through 17 Iowa counties as it crosses from...
09/07/14 04:45 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California conservation groups took advantage of depressed property values during the nation's recession to snap up vast swaths of land for public use in the Sierra Nevada region. The Sacramento Bee reported Sunday (http://tinyurl.com/q8r836s ) that conservation groups...
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