- Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest Updated: Jul-30-15 10:53 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters left Portland, Oregon, on Thursday bound for an Arctic drilling operation after a tense standoff ended with kayakers and activists who had dangled from a bridge to block its path.
- Decision on Exxon Mobil-New Jersey settlement weeks away Updated: Jul-30-15 3:46 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, New Jersey - A judge is weeks away from deciding whether to allow a disputed environmental contamination settlement between New Jersey and Exxon Mobil Corp., he said Thursday during a hearing on the deal.
- Environmentalists re-establishing Barnegat Bay oyster colony Updated: Jul-29-15 7:29 pm
OCEAN GATE, New Jersey - An environmental group took a major step on Wednesday toward re-establishing an oyster colony in Barnegat Bay.
- DNR wants to expand projects that don't require analysis Updated: Jul-23-15 4:56 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Department of Natural Resources wants to permanently expand the list of projects that don't require an environmental analysis, including air pollution permits, decisions affecting factory farms and dam repairs.
- Environmental groups ask judge to dismiss part of Duke suit Updated: Jul-22-15 5:29 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy's effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company's coal ash dumps.
- Environmental groups join surge of lawsuits against EPA rule Updated: Jul-22-15 4:53 pm
HELENA, Montana - Nine environmental conservation groups have joined the surge of states and businesses suing the federal government over a new water regulation.
- NC state lawmaker offers plan to delay action on EPA rules Updated: Jul-22-15 1:55 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina senator introduced legislation on Wednesday to block state agencies from taking action on expected Environmental Protection Agency rules to cut carbon emissions on power plants until the rules complete what will likely be a lengthy legal challenge.
- Forest Service considers mining project near Yellowstone Updated: Jul-16-15 7:20 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The U.S. Forest Service is considering a more stringent analysis of a mining proposal near Yellowstone National Park after receiving thousands of public comments on the 2,500-acre project, according to an agency spokeswoman.
- Feds deny petition from environmentalists to ban cod fishing Updated: Jul-15-15 3:13 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Federal regulators denied a request from a coalition of environmental groups to prohibit fishing of Gulf of Maine cod, an important and historic food species that is spawning at low levels.
- Utility: Rejecting plan would force closure of power plant Updated: Jul-14-15 7:12 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The state's largest electric utility says the rejection of its proposal by New Mexico regulators will lead to the complete closure of a coal-fired power plant that provides power to 2 million customers in the Southwest.
- Huge herring haul worries rival fishermen, environmentalists Updated: Jul-12-15 11:17 am
ROCKLAND, Maine - A little fish that New Englanders have sought since the Colonial era is at the center of a battle over how to manage massive boats that trawl swaths of ocean off the East Coast.
- Miami company applies to drill for oil in Everglades Updated: Jul-12-15 11:08 am
MIRAMAR, Florida - A Miami company is bracing for a likely battle with environmentalists after applying to drill for oil in the Everglades.
- Billionaire Steyer visits New Hampshire to talk clean energy Updated: Jul-10-15 4:05 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is visiting New Hampshire to make an economic case for clean energy.
- Panel hears conflicting safety assessments for Diablo Canyon Updated: Jul-09-15 9:22 pm
LOS ANGELES - Environmentalists argued Thursday that government regulators have allowed California's last operating nuclear power plant to sidestep federal rules and conceal the risk of earthquakes that could threaten its twin reactors.
- NJ ocean blasting research done; request to halt it dropped Updated: Jul-09-15 8:35 pm
BARNEGAT LIGHT, New Jersey - Seismic testing that involved blasting the ocean floor off the New Jersey shore with sound waves has been completed, and fishing groups have stopped seeking a court order to halt it.
- Environmental groups, Lesniak to argue against Exxon deal Updated: Jul-09-15 1:50 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A coalition of environmental groups are about to have their day in court in an attempt to derail the state's proposed $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil, which critics say falls short by billions of dollars.
- US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay Updated: Jul-06-15 2:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab.
- Environmentalists challenge $2 billion I-94 Detroit overhaul Updated: Jul-05-15 3:32 pm
DETROIT - Environmental groups are challenging Michigan's plan to spend $2 billion to widen and overhaul a stretch of Interstate 94 through Detroit beginning in four years.
- NY environmental groups pushing solar installations Updated: Jul-03-15 3:07 am
ALBANY, New York - Environmental groups along the Southern Tier and Hudson Valley say they are launching campaigns this month to help homeowners and small businesses add solar energy installations using financial incentives.
- Environmental group wants EPA to strip authority from MPCA Updated: Jul-02-15 6:07 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - An environmental group petitioned federal regulators Thursday to strip the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency of its delegated authority to regulate water pollution from mining.
- NC DENR backs off 3-year cyanide grace period for Alcoa site Updated: Jul-02-15 4:47 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's environment agency is backing away from a proposal to wait three years before requiring new limits on the cyanide pouring off a closed Alcoa Corp. smelter site into waters used for fishing, swimming and drinking.