- Ruling brings uncertainty to seekers of eagle 'take' permits Updated: Aug-26-15 5:08 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A federal court has cast uncertainty over plans by a major wind farm developer and others by striking down a 30-year government permit for eagle deaths caused by industrial facilities.
- Judge rules Vancouver oil terminal did not violate laws Updated: Aug-26-15 5:38 am
VANCOUVER, Washington - A judge has sided with the Port of Vancouver, ruling that no state environmental laws were violated when the port approved a lease for an oil transfer terminal.
- State cuts rebates for rich on hybrid, electric cars Updated: Aug-24-15 7:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - State lawmakers and air quality officials are cutting back rebates on hybrids and electric cars because hundreds of Californians claim it is a subsidy for the rich who make over $500,000 a year.
- Public meeting set on West Virginia water quality standards Updated: Aug-24-15 2:08 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia's water quality standards will be discussed during a public meeting this week.
- Finger Lakes casino opponents fight on after court ruling Updated: Aug-23-15 10:52 am
ALBANY, New York - Eight months after a small Finger Lakes farm town was recommended for one of three New York casino licenses, the battle over the $425 million development is ratcheting up again.
- Attorneys argue powers during hearing on federal water rule Updated: Aug-21-15 8:23 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - Attorneys argued over state and federal powers for more than four hours Friday on an effort by 13 states to block a new rule that gives U.S. authorities jurisdiction over some state waters.
- Maine adopts new trapping regulations to protect lynx Updated: Aug-21-15 2:22 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine wildlife officials have adopted new trapping regulations designed to protect the state's Canada lynx.
- Appeals court says Klamath water transfers require no permit Updated: Aug-21-15 2:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - An appeals court has upheld a ruling that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation does not need a pollution permit to transfer water back into the Klamath River after it has flowed through an irrigation project on the Oregon-California border.
- City of Columbia to stop burning coal in October Updated: Aug-20-15 5:36 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - Several new environmental regulations have prompted the city of Columbia to stop burning coal at its power plant in mid-October.
- Missouri congressman wants environmental agency eliminated Updated: Aug-20-15 4:31 pm
SEDALIA, Missouri - Missouri's Republican U.S. Rep. Jason Smith says he thinks the federal Environmental Protection Agency should be eliminated.
- Environmental group gives New Jersey lawmakers failing grade Updated: Aug-19-15 1:37 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's Legislature gets a failing grade when it comes to protecting the state's natural resources, an environmental group said Wednesday in a report.
- EPA sees Clean Water Act violations at Iowa fertilizer plant Updated: Aug-19-15 1:12 pm
WEVER, Iowa - Two companies building a $1.8 billion fertilizer plant in southeastern Iowa will pay an $80,000 civil penalty for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act during construction.
- Colorado already has methane limits tougher than US proposal Updated: Aug-18-15 5:05 pm
DENVER - Strict limits on methane emissions passed a year ago in Colorado mean the state's energy producers will not be affected by the federal government's new plan to crack down on the powerful greenhouse gas.
- BLM timber harvest plans displease Lane County commissioners Updated: Aug-18-15 10:16 am
EUGENE, Oregon - The Lane County Board of Commissioners is set to formally voice opposition to four new alternative management plans proposed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for 2.3 million acres of federal forestland in Western Oregon, known as the "O&C" lands.
- Groups seek to block coal mine expansion Updated: Aug-17-15 5:11 pm
HELENA, Montana - Three conservation groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop an expansion of Signal Peak Energy's Bull Mountain coal mine in Montana.
- Maine asking residents to sign up to dispose of pesticides Updated: Aug-16-15 12:07 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine officials are asking residents to sign up for a program to safely dispose of banned pesticides and unusable chemicals.
- Community fights plans to move coal ash to clay mines Updated: Aug-15-15 4:05 pm
SANFORD, North Carolina - David Holland trudged in the quiet woods behind his home, pushing back thick foliage and crossing dry creek beds until he reached his property line. "There," he said, pointing to a few trucks on the other side. "They're getting ready."
- Critics of carbon regulations using mine spill to skewer EPA Updated: Aug-15-15 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Authorities say rivers tainted by last week's massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine are starting to recover, but for the Environmental Protection Agency the political fallout from the disaster could linger.
- Legal briefs complete in Indian reservation boundary suit Updated: Aug-14-15 7:40 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Lawyers have finished filing mountainous briefs in a case pitting the federal government and two Indian tribes against the state of Wyoming and local governments over whether the city of Riverton is legally Indian Country.
- EPA tightens rules for greenhouse gas emissions at landfills Updated: Aug-14-15 4:45 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tightened standards for the nation's landfills to reduce emissions of methane and other harmful air pollutants.
- US eases crude oil export ban; allows trading with Mexico Updated: Aug-14-15 3:37 pm
EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts - The Obama administration approved limited crude oil trading with Mexico on Friday, further easing the longstanding U.S. ban on crude exports that has drawn consternation from Republicans and energy producers.
- Wyoming brings out the big guns for coal hearing Updated: Aug-13-15 7:25 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming brought out the big guns for Thursday's hearing in Gillette on whether to charge coal companies more to mine on federal lands.
- $140M in conservation work proposed for Gulf of Mexico Updated: Aug-13-15 6:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Ten watersheds around the rim of the Gulf of Mexico - from Florida to Texas - are being looked at as sites for $140 million in proposed conservation projects under a plan to restore the Gulf from BP's catastrophic 2010 oil spill.
- Inslee wants new rule by next summer to cap carbon emissions Updated: Aug-13-15 2:38 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the director of Ecology to do "everything possible" to come up with a binding cap on greenhouse gas emissions by next summer.
- Deutsche Bank employees charged in emissions trading case Updated: Aug-13-15 4:22 am
BERLIN - German prosecutors have filed tax evasion charges against eight current and former Deutsche Bank employees over their alleged participation in a value-added tax fraud scheme involving carbon dioxide emissions certificates.