- Experts tell panel why gas is so expensive in California Updated: Feb-08-16 8:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gouging by oil companies could be one reason California drivers pay about 76 cents more for a gallon of regular gas than motorists elsewhere in the nation, a state government panel was told Monday.
- UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes Updated: Feb-08-16 8:23 pm
WASHINGTON - A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming.
- St. Louis utility company pushes back against carbon rules Updated: Feb-08-16 6:20 pm
ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis utility company is pushing back on the federal government's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
- Quality control chief leaves scandal-hit Volkswagen Updated: Feb-08-16 11:17 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Volkswagen says its quality control chief is leaving the company.
- Current permit allows more pollution from Detroit refinery Updated: Feb-08-16 5:26 am
DETROIT - The area around Marathon's Detroit refinery could see increased sulfur dioxide air pollution regardless of whether new permit is approved.
- New Jersey sues Volkswagen, claiming emissions fraud Updated: Feb-05-16 6:25 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The state of New Jersey sued Volkswagen Friday, claiming the auto maker sold diesel vehicles equipped with software that deactivated on-board emission controls except during emissions testing.
- Portland officials find air pollution at glass manufacturer Updated: Feb-05-16 2:32 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland glass manufacturer has suspended part of its operations after environmental regulators found the plant was leaking elevated levels of carcinogens.
- Scandal-hit VW postpones earnings release, annual meeting Updated: Feb-05-16 11:04 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Volkswagen says it is postponing release of its full-year earnings as well as its annual shareholder meeting due to open questions about its diesel emissions scandal.
- Police: Deaths of 2 women in Exeter not suspicious Updated: Feb-04-16 6:08 pm
EXETER, Rhode Island - Rhode Island State Police say the deaths of two women found in their Exeter home do not appear to be suspicious.
- Green groups, residents sue crude-by-rail operator Updated: Feb-03-16 5:05 pm
ALBANY, New York - A coalition of residents and environmental groups is suing a crude oil transporter, claiming violations of the federal Clean Air Act.
- Mississippi Power records another $142M in Kemper overruns Updated: Feb-02-16 8:58 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Power Co. says it will spend another $142 million on its overrun-plagued Kemper County power plant, pushing its total cost above $6.6 billion.
- VW submits fix for 3.0-liter diesels to California officials Updated: Feb-02-16 7:57 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Volkswagen Group of America submitted its proposal Tuesday to bring Porsches, Audis and Volkswagen cars with six-cylinder, 3.0-liter diesel engines up to California's air quality standards after state regulators found the vehicles were programmed to emit cleaner emissions on government treadmill tests than on the real road.
- Takata panel finds problems with its quality processes Updated: Feb-02-16 4:23 pm
DETROIT - Embattled air bag maker Takata Corp. lacks processes that would improve the quality of its products, including air bag inflators that have been blamed for at least 11 deaths and 139 injuries, an outside panel hired by the company has found.
- Report: Port terminal doesn't meet efforts to curb emissions Updated: Feb-02-16 2:09 pm
LOS ANGELES - City officials are acknowledging for the second time in recent months that the Port of Los Angeles failed to meet requirements to reduce pollution at a shipping terminal.
- Editorials from around Oregon Updated: Feb-01-16 12:48 pm
Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers.
- The Latest: Trump campaign says rally raised $6 million Updated: Jan-28-16 11:47 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Latest on developments from the 2016 Republican race for president, less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses (all times local):
- Kansas court ponders greenhouse gas limits for coal plant Updated: Jan-28-16 3:52 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court considered Thursday whether the state can avoid limiting greenhouse gas emissions from a proposed $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant despite the federal government's efforts to combat climate change.
- California adopts first energy standards for household LEDs Updated: Jan-27-16 10:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California on Wednesday became the first state to set energy efficiency standards for household LEDs and smaller track-lighting-style light bulbs - a move that could save consumers billions in utility bills and prompt lawmakers and manufacturers to adopt them nationwide.
- Air monitors put in place at Majestic Hotel cleanup site Updated: Jan-27-16 10:58 am
HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas - Monitors have been put in place to track the air quality at the cleanup site of a building at the Majestic Hotel complex in Hot Springs.
- EU proposes tougher tests for cars amid emissions scandal Updated: Jan-27-16 8:59 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union's executive has proposed wholesale changes to tests for new car models to crack down on excessive emissions and avoid scandals like the one that hit Volkswagen and the automobile sector last year.
- Packed hearing for EPA proposal for coal-fired power plants Updated: Jan-26-16 6:08 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Hundreds of residents from central Utah communities that rely heavily on coal packed a public hearing Tuesday to show their opposition to a proposal requiring new pollution controls at the state's oldest coal-fired power plants.
- States seek court delay in enforcement of Clean Power Plan Updated: Jan-26-16 5:49 pm
WASHINGTON - A coalition of 25 states opposing President Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to stop the new regulations from taking effect until after their legal challenge is resolved.
- High court upholds government's energy conservation program Updated: Jan-25-16 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON - In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand.
- Sierra Club sues to stop The Edge's Malibu mansions project Updated: Jan-22-16 11:14 pm
- UAW union hopes for 'reset' on Volkswagen labor relations Updated: Jan-22-16 2:30 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - The United Auto Workers union is hoping a management overhaul at Volkswagen in the aftermath of its diesel emissions cheating scandal will help ease an impasse over collective bargaining at the German automaker's lone U.S. plant.