- Court revives dispute over energy leasing's climate impacts Updated: Sep-01-15 12:22 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal appeals court ruling has revived a bid by environmentalists to block drilling for oil and gas on public lands in Montana until the government looks more closely at climate change impacts.
- Environmentalists in Anchorage rally against Arctic drilling Updated: Aug-31-15 7:02 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Environmentalists rallied Monday against oil drilling in the Arctic, gathering at an Anchorage park near a climate change conference President Barack Obama was scheduled to attend later in the day.
- Cost, length of Exxon's cleanup still unclear after deal Updated: Aug-30-15 9:22 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - The $225 million settlement between ExxonMobil and New Jersey reached this week confirms the oil giant must clean up more than 1,500 contaminated properties from gas stations to refineries - but exactly how much they'll spend or how long it'll take remains murky.
- In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy Updated: Aug-29-15 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON - With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.
- Environmentalists press on with Maine lynx trapping lawsuit Updated: Aug-28-15 1:09 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A coalition of environmental groups is pressing ahead with a lawsuit it says will provide more protection for Maine's lynx, despite new trapping restrictions adopted by the state to safeguard the animals.
- Environmental groups call for change after wastewater spill Updated: Aug-28-15 7:31 am
HONOLULU - Environmental groups are calling for updates to Hawaii's wastewater systems in the wake of two beach closures due to sewage from a treatment plant spilling near the ocean.
- Environment groups: Settlement not final in oil leak lawsuit Updated: Aug-27-15 4:13 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The latest about a potential settlement of a lawsuit by environmental groups against a New Orleans company that failed to end a decade-old leak in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local)
- PRC approves utility's deal with environmental groups Updated: Aug-27-15 10:52 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The Public Regulation Commission has accepted an agreement between Public Service Company of New Mexico and three environmental groups about the utility's proposal for a coal plant.
- Lawmaker sees opening for appeal of $225M Exxon ruling Updated: Aug-26-15 2:26 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - While a New Jersey judge approved the state's $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil, he expressed concern over delayed cleanup at a polluted creek, which a state lawmaker says could open up a route to appeal the decision.
- 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.
- Legal deal allows Bonner Bridge replacement, 2 other bridges Updated: Aug-18-15 4:58 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A legal settlement is clearing the way for work to replace the crumbling bridge connecting the Outer Banks as early as next spring, as well as two new bridges on Hatteras Island over precarious areas where the main road is frequently washed out, North Carolina officials said Tuesday.
- Feds seek to dismiss lawsuit against ocean blasting research Updated: Aug-17-15 3:28 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The federal government has moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought by New Jersey environmental officials against a research project that blasts the ocean floor with sound waves, mainly because the project is already finished.
- Federal judge denies injunction in New Mexico drilling case Updated: Aug-17-15 2:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A federal judge has rejected an effort by environmental groups to stall oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico while they fight the approval of dozens of drilling permits issued over the past two years by a federal agency.
- Protesters storm open-pit coal mine in western Germany Updated: Aug-15-15 8:11 am
BERLIN - Environmental activists have stormed a lignite mine in western Germany to protest the use of coal, a major source of greenhouse gases.
- Longtime environmental activist Wendell Wood dies hiking Updated: Aug-13-15 3:19 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Wendell Wood, a longtime environmental advocate and early board member of the conservation group Oregon Wild, has died. He was 65.
- DENR: Duke Energy can't promise to move more coal ash pits Updated: Aug-12-15 8:13 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's environmental officials moved Wednesday to stop an agreement that would commit Duke Energy to scooping out and moving coal ash from three more unlined and leaking pits.
- Keystone XL: US review taking 5 times longer than average Updated: Aug-12-15 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The federal review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas has dragged on for nearly seven years, more than five times the average for such applications.
- Enviros, state officials call for MRGO wetlands restoration Updated: Aug-11-15 8:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Environmental groups and state leaders Tuesday renewed calls to fix the wetlands outside New Orleans destroyed by the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, a federally built shipping channel blamed for worsening the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
- Environmental protesters opposing mining operation arrested Updated: Aug-11-15 11:25 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Four environmental activists have been arrested after protesting U.S. Oil Sands' use of a property for mining in eastern Utah.
- Correction: Ecuador-Hacking The Opposition story Updated: Aug-07-15 3:35 pm
LIMA, Peru - In a story Aug. 6 about Ecuador and digital surveillance, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of electronic devices infected by the government's spy agency with a company's software, based on a computer screenshot. The screenshot shows 13 devices were either infected or targeted for infection, not that 13 were infected.
- New NY rules give public notice of sewage spills Updated: Aug-04-15 1:50 am
ALBANY, New York - Every year, tens of billions of gallons of raw sewage befouls waterways New York residents use for drinking, swimming and fishing. Fixing the problem will take time and money, but in the meantime, a new alert system notifies the public when a spill happens at some, but not all, of the state's sewage systems.
- Maine environmental groups praise federal power plant rules Updated: Aug-03-15 8:01 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Environmental advocates in Maine on Monday lauded President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, saying it will keep residents healthier, slow the impacts of climate change and protect Maine's natural resources-based economy.
- Pence says he will fight new EPA emissions rules in court Updated: Aug-03-15 7:38 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Republican Gov. Mike Pence vowed Monday to "vigorously" fight President Barack Obama's recently finalized plan to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants across the U.S. over the next fifteen years.
- Obama's power plant climate plan shifts to courts, states Updated: Aug-03-15 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sought to clamp down Monday on power plant emissions with a federal plan that - if successful - would attempt to slow global warming by dramatically shifting the way Americans get and use electricity.