- Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states Updated: Jul-28-15 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.
- Report: Stokes board wants to protect against fracking Updated: Jul-28-15 10:42 am
DANBURY, North Carolina - Most of the members of the Stokes County board of commissioners support a local ordinance to help protect their homeowners from the possible harmful effects of fracking.
- White House Notebook: Third term? Obama says no thanks Updated: Jul-28-15 10:01 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could, but would really rather not.
- Report presents case for Wyoming wind power to California Updated: Jul-27-15 7:46 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - California regulators could achieve savings in water use, electricity rates and greenhouse emissions by turning to Wyoming wind power to help offset the natural ups and downs of wind and solar power in their state, according to a University of Wyoming report released Monday.
- Officials hope 1st US offshore wind farm will boost industry Updated: Jul-27-15 3:58 pm
NORTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead.
- Judge orders fast-track review of Glacier-area energy lease Updated: Jul-27-15 3:56 pm
HELENA, Montana - A judge on Monday denied a Louisiana company's request to lift the U.S. government's decades-long suspension of an energy lease near Glacier National Park, but he called the delay unreasonable and ordered government officials to fast-track a decision.
- Plan to build New England's largest wind farm moving forward Updated: Jul-27-15 3:55 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Texas company is pushing forward with an effort to build a massive wind power project in Aroostook County that would be the largest of its kind in New England.
- Western Tidewater jail to get energy-efficient upgrades Updated: Jul-27-15 6:38 am
SUFFOLK, Virginia - The Western Tidewater Regional Jail is getting upgrades to make it more energy efficient.
- US Virgin Islands to file violations against rum operations Updated: Jul-26-15 5:29 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The U.S. Virgin Islands' environmental agency plans to file a violation order against two rum producers on St. Croix as residents of several communities complain of a black mold persistently staining their properties, cars and boats.
- Vermont family seeks wind facility on Swanton ridge Updated: Jul-26-15 10:58 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Developers of a plan by a Swanton family for what could become Vermont's latest large-scale wind power project want to ask for state approval before the end of the year in hopes that construction can begin on what would be up to a seven-turbine, 20-megawatt installation before the end of 2016.
- Damaged Shell icebreaker arrives in Oregon for repairs Updated: Jul-25-15 8:25 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Environmental activists in Portland are protesting the arrival of the Fennica, a vessel that Royal Dutch Shell PLC plans to use in its Arctic offshore drilling project after it's repaired.
- Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling Updated: Jul-25-15 5:18 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Shell Oil drill vessels are heading to the Arctic.
- SCE&G celebrating energy efficiency in West Columbia Updated: Jul-25-15 4:05 am
WEST COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina Electric & Gas is getting together with some West Columbia-area residents to celebrate accomplishments in energy efficiency.
- Anti-fracking group drafts bill of rights for Jackson County Updated: Jul-24-15 12:56 pm
CARBONDALE, Illinois - An anti-fracking group has drafted a proposed community bill of rights for Jackson County that it plans to unveil at an event this weekend.
- Massachusetts Senate passes bill to prep for climate change Updated: Jul-23-15 7:23 pm
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill supporters say will help the state better adapt to a changing environment while encouraging the growth of solar energy.
- Colorado officials planning for new carbon pollution rules Updated: Jul-23-15 4:40 pm
DENVER - Colorado officials say they're planning for an expected EPA rule next month that could require a 30 percent reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions nationwide by 2030.
- California withholds findings on oilfield contamination Updated: Jul-23-15 3:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - California oil-and-gas regulators have refused for nearly a year to release findings of what they termed a "highest-priority" investigation of possible oilfield contamination into the water aquifers that serve millions of people in and around Los Angeles.
- LA residents want Pope Francis to help stop oil production Updated: Jul-23-15 12:47 pm
LOS ANGELES - Residents of a South Los Angeles neighborhood are asking Pope Francis to intervene with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to prevent an oil company from resuming operations two years after neighbors claimed they were sickened from emissions.
- Mississippi delegation attacks carbon dioxide limits Updated: Jul-23-15 11:55 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - All members of Mississippi's congressional delegation say new federal carbon dioxide reduction goals are prohibitively expensive and unattainable, despite significant investments to improve air quality in the state.
- Cuadrilla to appeal UK council's anti-fracking decision Updated: Jul-23-15 11:38 am
LONDON - Cuadrilla Resources Ltd. says it will appeal a local authority decision to block the oil and gas exploration company's bid to frack shale gas in northwest England - a setback for plans to establish a fracking industry in Britain.
- Balderas: New Mexico regulators reject study on renewables Updated: Jul-22-15 8:20 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Wednesday said state regulators have turned down his request to study the costs and benefits of renewable energy within the state.
- Brown appoints panel to review California rules for fracking Updated: Jul-22-15 5:59 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown says he's created a panel to study how California should monitor hydraulic fracturing for oil.
- 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.
- Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice Updated: Jul-22-15 3:44 pm
NEW YORK - The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: Jul-22-15 3:33 pm
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