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  • Industry to seek changes in 'fracking' rules

    CHICAGO (AP) — Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules governing the practice in Illinois that they believe violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists. A coalition of industry groups will...

  • Project to export natural gas approved

    The Energy Department gave the final approval for the Cameron LNG facility in Hackberry, La., on Wednesday to export up to 1.7 billion cubic feet per day of LNG for up to 20 years.

  • Activists plan NYC climate march before UN summit

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York labor unions and environmental groups are planning a march to draw attention to climate change two days before a United Nations summit on the issue. City Councilman Donovan Richards predicted Wednesday that the Sept. 21 demonstration would be largest climate march in...

  • Consumers Energy makes progress on $250M upgrade

    HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy says a $250 million technology upgrade at its Karn-Weadock Generating Complex is nearing completion. The Bay City Times reports (http://bit.ly/1Bs0UqK ) work on coal-fired units is intended primarily to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions from the...

  • Google invests in California solar power plant

    NEW YORK (AP) — Google is helping to convert a one-time oil field into a solar power plant. The Internet search company is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build the plant north of Los Angeles in Kern County. "There's something a little poetic about creating a...

  • Lots of gold at Fort Knox but not much energy savings

    Army officials at Fort Knox, Ky., improperly awarded 108 green energy jobs valued at more than $270 million and are unable to document claimed savings for the projects.

  • House GOP not ready to embrace oil exports

    Lifting the ban on oil exports is a minefield for some Republicans.

  • House votes to block EPA water rules

    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...

  • Oil exports would boost economy, lower gas prices: study

    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.

  • Republicans: Department of Interior has revolving-door problem

    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.

  • Deal reached to overhaul Detroit water agency

    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...

  • Expansion of Panama Canal expected to open in 2016

    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...

  • UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

    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...

  • 1st meeting of Virginia climate panel set for Wed.

    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....

  • Feds float new rules to prevent runaway oil tankers

    The proposed rules would prohibit trains carrying hazardous materials from being left unwatched, unless specific requirements for securing the trains are followed.



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