- The Latest: Fracking tax not on legislative leaders' agenda Updated: Feb-11-16 12:05 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Latest from a forum for journalists organized by The Associated Press (all times local):
- Survey: Solar workforce grows in New Mexico Updated: Feb-11-16 5:01 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - State energy officials say the solar industry's workforce is growing in New Mexico.
- Court's stay on EPA rules gives governor temporary reprieve Updated: Feb-10-16 8:25 pm
HELENA, Montana - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to temporarily freeze the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan gives Montana Gov. Steve Bullock breathing room in his campaign for a second term.
- White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states Updated: Feb-10-16 7:33 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast.
- Panel OKs relaxing emission regs, tweaks renewable program Updated: Feb-10-16 6:54 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republicans on the Legislature's powerful budget committee approved a bill Wednesday that would relax portions of Wisconsin's sulfur dioxide regulations and rework utilities' obligations to pay into the state's renewable energy program.
- Police raid offices, home connected to polygamous group Updated: Feb-10-16 6:51 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Federal agents are serving search warrants in at several locations connected with a Utah polygamous group.
- Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant Updated: Feb-10-16 6:32 pm
NEW YORK - A leak of radioactive material into the groundwater below a nuclear power station in New York City's suburbs highlights a chronic problem with the nation's atomic plants, some watchdogs said.
- Despite US setback, Virginia moving forward on 'Clean Power' Updated: Feb-10-16 4:41 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia is moving forward with efforts to reduce carbon emissions linked to climate change amid uncertainty over the future of the Obama administration's landmark environmental initiative.
- James River Association challenging Virginia coal ash permit Updated: Feb-10-16 4:16 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The James River Association signaled its intent Wednesday to legally challenge a state permit allowing Virginia's largest utility to discharge millions of gallons of treated coal ash wastewater into the James River.
- Delay of clean power plan stokes worries about Paris treaty Updated: Feb-10-16 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration asserted Wednesday that a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of its new clean-power rules will ultimately have little impact on meeting the nation's obligations under the recent Paris climate agreement.
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: Feb-10-16 3:30 pm
Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:
- Vermont governor hits stay on Clean Power Plan Updated: Feb-10-16 3:03 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to stay President Barack Obama's "clean power plan." Shumlin also is stepping up his calls for the state pension funds to divest themselves of coal company stocks.
- North Dakotans laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules Updated: Feb-10-16 12:28 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A U.S. Supreme Court move to suspend federal rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants is good news for North Dakota, state officials said.
- WVa gov: likely no state carbon plan until after court cases Updated: Feb-10-16 12:17 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin doesn't expect West Virginia to submit compliance plans for carbon emissions standards from coal-fired power plants while the federal regulation remains in court proceedings.
- South Dakotans laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules Updated: Feb-10-16 10:42 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota officials are praising action by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily halt new federal rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants.
- Casper oilmen diversify to survive the bust Updated: Feb-10-16 10:04 am
CASPER, Wyoming - Branden Wagner, co-owner of Kustom Koncepts, has spent much of the last five years churning out oil tanks and drilling motor components from his shop in Mills.
- Arizona grants permit to company generating power from wood Updated: Feb-10-16 5:01 am
EAGAR, Arizona - A company that plans to generate electricity from wood has received a key permit from the state.
- Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold Updated: Feb-09-16 9:09 pm
WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved.
- Wyoming regulators approve tougher well flaring rules Updated: Feb-09-16 5:32 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming oil and gas regulators approved new rules Tuesday to limit how much and for how long natural gas petroleum developers may vent or burn off gas from newly drilled wells.
- A look at Obama's final budget proposal Updated: Feb-09-16 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here's a look at each agency and department:
- Regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7M for coal ash spill Updated: Feb-09-16 1:35 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The country's largest electric company is being fined $6.6 million for environmental pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014, North Carolina environmental regulators said Tuesday.
- 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.
- Many chemicals used in Texas fracking remain a mystery Updated: Feb-08-16 8:16 pm
HOUSTON - For the past five years, biochemist Zac Hildenbrand has investigated potential links between unconventional drilling and water quality, collecting thousands of samples throughout the major shale plays in Texas.
- 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.
- Vermont attorney general drops probe of environmentalist Updated: Feb-08-16 5:26 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The state attorney general's office has dropped its criminal investigation into whether an environmental activist operated as a lawyer without a law license in her advocacy for critics of large-scale wind and solar power projects before state regulators.