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  • 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.

  • EPA chief to investors: We need more gas pipelines

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy wants energy investors to spend their dollars on building infrastructure to carry natural gas across the country. McCarthy's pitch to the business community at a Barclays-hosted conference in New York Tuesday instead of, say,...

  • Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Halliburton's agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be a way for the company and victims of the spill to avoid years of costly litigation — if all the pieces fall into place. A federal judge still...

  • GOP lawmakers probe EPA

    "It appears that the NRDC's unprecedented access to high-level EPA officials allowed it to influence EPA policy decisions," the lawmakers wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

  • EPA chief mum on potential new fracking regs

    Gina McCarthy said the agency is on track to release its strategy for controlling methane gas leaks this fall, but didn't hint at whether it would include new regulations.

  • Utility opposes $2.9M deal in W.Va. spill case

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A utility is opposing a $2.9 million bankruptcy settlement that would fund projects to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in January. West Virginia American Water says Freedom Industries shouldn't use money from its insurance proceeds to pay for the...

  • Electricity prices rise most since 2009

    Electricity prices for the first half of this year increased the most in a year-over-year basis since 2009, according the Energy Department's statistics arm.

  • Dominion, Duke propose $5B natural gas pipeline

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Gas is being relied upon to generate more of the...



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