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Stories with subject: Environmental laws and regulations
  • new storyVW has only a few costly options to fix polluting diesels 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 3:47 pm

    DETROIT - When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.

  • new storyLawmakers want Corps, not EPA, to remediate landfill 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 3:19 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Four members of Missouri's congressional delegation on Thursday called for the Army Corps of Engineers to take over remediation of the West Lake Landfill site in St. Louis County, saying the Environmental Protection Agency is moving too slowly in addressing concerns about nuclear contamination.

  • new storyManslaughter charges filed in deadly 2012 platform blast 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 3:09 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal grand jury indicted two companies on involuntary manslaughter charges and three people face charges in a deadly 2012 explosion on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the Justice Department said Thursday.

  • Republican leader renews call for ODOT director to resign 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 9:45 am

    SALEM, Oregon - Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli again called on the director of the state Department of Transportation to resign, saying the agency's blunders helped end an effort to repeal and replace a controversial environmental law in June.

  • Germany's largest trade union opening US office with UAW 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 6:52 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Germany's largest trade union is opening a joint office with the United Auto Workers in Tennessee to promote labor issues at German automakers and suppliers in the southern United States.

  • Flint leaders seek tougher rules on lead in drinking water 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 1:38 pm

    DETROIT - Leaders from the Flint area want stronger regulation of public drinking water systems to avoid more problems such as the lead contamination that has plagued the Michigan city.

  • Oregon lawmakers review pesticides used in marijuana 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 12:05 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon lawmakers are reviewing possible regulations to the state's burgeoning industry including edible marijuana serving sizes, pesticide use and marijuana tracking.

  • Officials remove wolf from state endangered species list 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 5:40 am

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon wildlife officials have voted to remove the gray wolf from the state's Endangered Species Act list.

  • Officials remove wolf from state endangered species list 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 1:07 am

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon wildlife officials voted in Salem Monday to remove the gray wolf from the state's Endangered Species Act list.

  • VW offers diesel owners $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-09-15 11:07 pm

    DETROIT - Volkswagen is offering $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers as a goodwill gesture to owners of small diesel-powered cars involved in an emissions cheating scandal.

  • Analysis: Polarized politics dictated Obama Keystone call story has photos
    Updated: Nov-09-15 1:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's decision to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline has exposed an endlessly polarized Washington, and likely hardened its divides.

  • New York finds Peabody climate statements misleading 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 12:21 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Peabody Energy, the world's biggest private-sector coal company, violated New York laws with misleading statements to investors and the public about the financial risks from climate change and potential regulatory responses, New York's attorney general said Monday.

  • 'Science Guy' Bill Nye tackles climate change in new book 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 11:14 am

    "Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World" (St. Martin's Press,) by Bill Nye

  • Greenpeace targets Volkswagen over emissions scandal 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 7:11 am

    BERLIN - Environmental activists protested outside the main entrance to Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, unfurling a banner reading "Das Problem" - a play on the carmaker's marketing slogan "Das Auto."

  • McCrory environment agency confronts critics, pushes policy 
    Updated: Nov-08-15 3:26 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - For years, North Carolina's environmental agency usually stayed out of the public discourse, quietly carrying out the will of the General Assembly and the mandates of states and federal policymakers and the current gubernatorial administration.

  • Oregon faces cultural divide over protections for wolves 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 12:44 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Eradicated in Oregon over half a century ago, wolves are re-establishing a foothold in the state - but their fragile comeback is deepening a cultural divide over how much protection they need.

  • In Keystone snub, Obama tries to lockdown his climate legacy story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-07-15 8:40 am

    WASHINGTON - For years, President Barack Obama chided Republicans and Democrats alike for treating the Keystone XL pipeline as a signal of whether the U.S. would seriously fight global warming. Now that he's killed the project, Obama is holding it up as Exhibit A as he works to lock in his environmental legacy with a powerful international climate accord.

  • Regulators refuse to postpone rules on Ill. coal ash ponds 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 4:04 am

    CHICAGO - State regulators have ordered the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to respond to proposed regulations on coal ash ponds.

  • Oregon commercial pesticide operator faces $180,000 fine 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 3:39 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - State regulators have significantly increased the penalties for a company that conducts aerial pesticide spraying on private timberlands after it continued working despite having a suspended license.

  • Details of controversial Pacific trade deal are released story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 5:47 am

    WASHINGTON - Details of a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal released Thursday set the stage for a raucous debate in the U.S. Congress but also may provide reassurances to those who worried the agreement could gut protections for the environment, public health and labor.

  • Maine, NH, Vermont join legal battle on behalf of EPA 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 4:02 am

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are joining a coalition of 25 states, cities and counties in defending the Environmental Protection Agency's "Clean Power Plan" against a legal challenge.

  • Hickenlooper tests AG's power to sue federal government 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 9:53 pm

    DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper asked the Colorado Supreme Court on Wednesday to rule that he, not the state's attorney general, has the final say on whether to sue the federal government.

  • More states wade into legal fight on greenhouse gases 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 6:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - A legal battle is brewing in Washington over President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, setting states economically dependent on fossil fuels against those already suffering from longer droughts, stronger storms and higher seas.

  • Conservation group sues to stop commercial salmon farms 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 6:41 pm

    SEATTLE - The Wild Fish Conservancy filed a lawsuit Wednesday against federal environmental and fisheries managers for allowing commercial salmon farms in Puget Sound.

  • Senate backs resolution to get rid of EPA clean water rules 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 5:41 pm

    WASHINGTON - Despite White House objections, the Senate voted for a resolution Wednesday to scrap new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from development and pollution.