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  • 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 (http://bit.ly/1prXfQX ) 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

  • Warming Gulf of Maine imperils lobster, fish catch

    FRIENDSHIP, Maine (AP) — Imagine Cape Cod without cod. Maine without lobster. The region's famous rocky beaches invisible, obscured by constant high waters. It's already starting to happen. The culprit is the warming seas — and in particular the Gulf of Maine, whose waters are heating up faster...

  • Propane shortages unlikely, industry leaders say

    APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin shouldn't experience a propane shortage this heating season like the one it endured last winter and spring, industry officials predicted. The shortage that Wisconsin and the rest of the Midwest had to deal with at the end of the last heating season was caused...

  • Land owners file class action against Apex to prevent wind farm construction

    OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma Wind Action Association, on behalf of seven land owners, is suing Apex Wind Construction LLC in order to prevent wind turbines from being built near their homes. Terra Walker, Cheyenne Ward, Julie Harris, Janelle Grellner, Elisa Kay Kochenower,...

  • Zoetis gets conditional OK on pig virus vaccine

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Animal health company Zoetis has received conditional approval from federal regulators for a vaccine that helps fight a virus that has killed millions of piglets since it started showing up in the United States last year. The Florham Park, New Jersey, company said...

  • $60M plant to turn sugarcane waste to sugars, fuel

    MATHEWS, La. (AP) — A Helsinki company's U.S. subsidiary plans a $60 million plant in Louisiana to turn sugar cane waste into industrial sugars and biofuels. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Virdia Inc. managing director Otavio Pontes said Tuesday the project will create 120 construction jobs and 81...

  • Colorado buys CNG vehicles, but state workers fill'em up with petrol

    Many of the vehicles are being used in areas that lack CNG fueling stations, according to Watchdog.org.



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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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