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2019-05-13 21:56:07
by Dan McCue
New York on Track to End Coal-Fired Power Plant Emissions by 2020

New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation last week adopted the final elements of a regulatory regime intended to end... Read More

New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation last week adopted the final elements of a regulatory regime intended to end carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants in the state by the end of 2020. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo first announced... Read More

2019-05-03 14:58:37
by Tom Ramstack
Rising Nuclear Waste Cleanup Costs Spark Outrage from Congressmen

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress expressed outrage Wednesday during hearings on Capitol Hill at the rising cost and government inaction... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress expressed outrage Wednesday during hearings on Capitol Hill at the rising cost and government inaction in cleaning up the nation’s nuclear waste. Some lawmakers were reacting to a Government Accountability Office report released this week... Read More

2019-04-29 21:30:06
by Dan McCue
Pennsylvania Adopts Action Plan for Meeting Paris Climate Accord Goals

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released the state's Climate Action Plan Monday, a comprehensive strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and... Read More

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released the state's Climate Action Plan Monday, a comprehensive strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Accord. The new state climate plan developed by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection... Read More

2019-04-29 18:20:18
by Tom Ramstack
Ford Investigated Over Concerns About Improper Emissions Tests

Ford Motor Co. is being investigated by the Justice Department over its emissions certification process, the company said in a... Read More

Ford Motor Co. is being investigated by the Justice Department over its emissions certification process, the company said in a government securities filing Friday. Ford said in the quarterly report that the criminal investigation focuses on its “road load estimations,”... Read More

2019-04-11 12:16:33
by Dan McCue
Congress Passes Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan

Bipartisan legislation enacting a long sought after drought plan for seven states in the Colorado River basin has been sent... Read More

Bipartisan legislation enacting a long sought after drought plan for seven states in the Colorado River basin has been sent to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature. Senator Martha McSally, R-Ariz., and Representative Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., fast-tracked passage... Read More

2019-04-10 13:01:22
by Tom Ramstack
Some Congressmen Want to Halt Appalachian Mountaintop Coal Mining

WASHINGTON - Residents of Appalachian states warned about severe health and environmental consequences from renewed mountaintop coal mining during a... Read More

WASHINGTON - Residents of Appalachian states warned about severe health and environmental consequences from renewed mountaintop coal mining during a congressional hearing Tuesday. Lawmakers called the hearing to address concerns raised by Trump administration policies to loosen environmental restrictions on... Read More

2019-04-01 16:14:19
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Restores Obama Ban on Oil Drilling in Arctic Waters

A federal judge on Friday night reinstated an Obama-era ban on oil-and-gas drilling in vast swaths of the Arctic Ocean,... Read More

A federal judge on Friday night reinstated an Obama-era ban on oil-and-gas drilling in vast swaths of the Arctic Ocean, holding President Donald Trump exceeded his authority in attempting to overturn it. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason... Read More

2019-03-30 00:11:07
by Dan McCue
Cunningham Champions Bipartisan Push to Ban Offshore Drilling Expansion

First-term Representative Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., this week introduced legislation aimed at banning offshore oil and gas exploration on the eastern... Read More

First-term Representative Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., this week introduced legislation aimed at banning offshore oil and gas exploration on the eastern seaboard and Pacific Coast. Offshore oil and gas exploration has been a hot-button issue in South Carolina and many other... Read More

2019-03-27 23:06:16
by Dan McCue
Will the US Recommit to Paris Climate Accord Goals?

Less than 24 hours after Senate Republicans shunned the so-called Green New Deal, House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a new... Read More

Less than 24 hours after Senate Republicans shunned the so-called Green New Deal, House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a new bill, the Climate Action Now Act, aiming to hold the Trump administration to the United States' original commitments under the... Read More

2019-03-21 23:34:41
by Dan McCue
NOAA Says US Should Brace For Historic, Widespread Flooding

Nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states face the prospect of unprecedented major flooding over the next several weeks, U.S.... Read More

Nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states face the prospect of unprecedented major flooding over the next several weeks, U.S. weather officials said Thursday. The dire forecast is the focal point of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s latest spring... Read More

2019-03-21 23:26:57
by Dan McCue
Florida Vows to Fight After Judge Affirms Approval of Everglades Oil Project

State officials in Florida vowed to continue to fight the drilling of an exploratory oil well in the Everglades in... Read More

State officials in Florida vowed to continue to fight the drilling of an exploratory oil well in the Everglades in the wake of a judge's ruling that the plan can go forward. “We’re disappointed in the court’s ruling, which goes... Read More

2019-03-07 14:51:15
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Told Budget for Cleanup Of Toxic Chemical is Inadequate

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress expressed frustration Wednesday at the years and billions of dollars needed to clean up a... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress expressed frustration Wednesday at the years and billions of dollars needed to clean up a class of toxic chemicals polluting some of the nation’s drinking water. The House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on the environment... Read More

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