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  • N.C. AG says Pa. fracking company illegally soliciting leases

    Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office recently wrote a letter to an out-of-state fracking company that allegedly engaged in the improper solicitation of fracking leases. The Pennsylvania-based Crimson Holdings allegedly tried...

  • EPA trying to expand regulatory authority over ‘navigable waters,’ Texas AG says

    Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new regulations that would expand the agency’s regulatory authority over navigable waters, a move Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott opposes. Under the regulations proposed by the EPA and Army Corps of...

  • Hickenlooper aide gives assurance on drilling deal

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper does not want local governments in western Colorado to lose future revenue from energy development because of a proposal to settle lawsuits over drilling on the Roan Plateau, an official said. State planning and budgeting director Henry...

  • The last time the U.S. was this cold was Bill Clinton's first year as president

    A NOAA tool used to measure climate noted that despite the cool start to the year, the temperature swings we've experienced amount to the seventh-most extreme year on record.

  • Grand Rapids firm gives to earth-friendly causes

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The idea behind Boxed Water Is Better was creating a product that makes a difference. Founders Kevin Hockin and Ben Gott launched the purified water company five years ago, pledging a portion of its profits to clean water and reforestation projects. A few months ago,...

  • Brown, Democrats closing in on water bond deal

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders said Monday they are closing in on a deal to overhaul a water bond on the November ballot, but their replacement plan still needs support from Republicans. Both houses of the Legislature voted Monday to extend the...

  • EPA must explain the costs of its rules better, federal watchdog says

    While the Environmental Protection Agency adhered to many of the guidelines outlined by the White House Office of Management and Budget when describing the economic effects of proposed rules and potential alternatives, a report said the information EPA used was "not always clear."

  • Top federal officials discuss energy development

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The potential for renewable energy development in the Southwest is tremendous, but two top officials in President Barack Obama's administration said Monday much work needs to be done to meet the challenges of exporting that power to market. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell...

  • Mexico opens gas, oil to foreign, private firms

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law on Monday new rules governing a historic opening of Mexico's state-run oil, gas and electricity industries to foreign and private companies. Pena Nieto said the government will let potential investors know by Wednesday which blocks...

  • Yellowstone recommends removing about 900 bison

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park administrators are recommending the removal of roughly 900 bison next winter through hunting, shipments to slaughter and for research purposes. The proposal represents about 19 percent of the park's wild bison. It would be the largest cull of the...

  • Mine spill forces water cutbacks in north Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — About 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of contaminated wastewater have spilled into rivers from a mine in northern Mexico, and federal officials announced Sunday they are restricting water supply to cities and towns in the country's north, including the Sonora state...

  • Weather may hamper 'stubborn' California wildfire

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Unsettled weather, including possible lightning strikes, may add fuel to an already stubborn wildfire threatening homes in a parched area of Northern California, officials said Sunday. Crews battling the lightning-sparked blaze burning in steep, rugged terrain near...

  • Dispute strands oil-laden tanker off Galveston

    HOUSTON (AP) — A question of ownership has kept a tanker of 1 million barrels of Iraqi crude oil anchored and waiting about 60 miles off the Galveston coast for nearly two weeks. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1onqWrK) reports that the United Kalavryta arrived July 26 with crude oil...

  • Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study concludes that the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated this year. The proposed pipeline would carry oil from tar sands in western Canada to Texas. The researchers estimate it...

  • Farms are focus of studies on drinking water toxin

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Scientists and farmers agree that phosphorus from agriculture runoff is feeding the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Erie linked to a toxin found in the drinking water of 400,000 people in Ohio and southeastern Michigan last week. Ohio's political leaders are calling for more...



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