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  • NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge. Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday that his...

  • Lawmakers outline concerns for gas negotiations

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — House Resources Committee members have signed onto a letter, outlining issues they want Gov. Sean Parnell's administration to keep in mind in negotiating gas project contracts. This assumes passage of SB138, which would set state participation in a liquefied natural gas...

  • California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State. The California Fish and Game Commission...

  • Cattlemen's group won't get involved in Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's dispute with government

    A Nevada cattle rancher group expressed sympathy for embattled cattleman Cliven Bundy in his increasingly tense confrontation with the federal government over grazing rights, but it stopped short of getting involved. "Nevada Cattlemen's Association does not feel it is our place to interfere in...

  • Environmental groups slam Pa. smog proposal as lax

    Environmental groups say Pennsylvania's federally mandated plan to reduce smog would allow coal-fired power plants to emit more pollution than they do now. The state has been working on a proposal to curb ground-level ozone in 17 counties where the federal government says smog levels remain too...

  • Shell holds meeting on Pennsylvania plant proposal

    ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A plan to build a huge new petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania is making progress, Shell Oil Co. officials said Wednesday — but there's still no guarantee the multi-billion dollar project will actually be constructed. That message of optimism and caution was...

  • Climate change cult has to shout louder to be heard amid public skepticism

    The cult centered on “global warming” alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention, and polls show “climate change” barely registers on a list of voters' concerns.

  • Western Md. town partly emptied after fuel mishap

    OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — A tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of propane overturned on a sharp curve in Oakland's downtown business district Wednesday morning, prompting evacuation of about half the town, including 45 jail inmates, as a precaution, a county official said. Potomac Edison cut...

  • Shocker: EPA official leaves for environmental group

    An Environmental Protection Agency official has entered the revolving door of cronyism by leaving the federal government to become an executive at a prominent environmental group.

  • Large, rare leaks are key to calculating methane emissions during fracking, scientists say

    The Environmental Protection Agency took the first steps toward better understanding what has been a relatively inexact science to this point -- calculating the amount of methane that is released into the atmosphere from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, sites. The EPA released five technical...

  • Oil flat near $104 despite huge stock build

    Oil rose one penny Wednesday as worries about upheaval in Ukraine canceled out a huge increase in U.S. oil supplies. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery closed at $103.76 a barrel in New York. Brent crude for June delivery, a benchmark for international varieties of crude, closed at $109.36...

  • Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Natalie Tennant is scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic, even as the state moves sharply to the right. And she's hoping her defense of the state's coal industry will separate her from unpopular President Barack Obama. It's a proven strategy for...

  • Radioactive waste booms with oil as states weigh rules

    Oilfields are spinning off thousands of tons of low-level radioactive trash as the U.S. drilling boom leads to a surge in illegal dumping and states debate how much landfills can safely take. State regulators are caught between environmental and public health groups demanding more regulation...

  • Brent oil rises to $110 on Ukraine issues; WTI gains before supply data

    Brent crude climbed above $110 a barrel for the first time in six weeks on signs that the crisis in Ukraine is escalating. West Texas Intermediate gained before the release of weekly U.S. government inventory data.

  • Oil nears $105 as conflict in east Ukraine deepens

    The price of oil approached $105 a barrel Wednesday as concerns grew over the crisis in Ukraine, which took military action against separatists in its east. Gains were temporarily tempered by slower Chinese growth. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was up $1.04...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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