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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:14 -0400PORTLAND, Ore. — One person has eclipsed even Ammon Bundy and the other defendants in the courtroom theatrics playing out over the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. It's Bundy's attorney, Marcus Mumford.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:18 -0400Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants a farmer or rancher to be his U.S. EPA administrator, according to the campaign's co-chairman and policy adviser.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:18 -0400The leader of Yosemite National Park submitted his resignation yesterday following charges that he created a hostile work environment for women.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:19 -0400Since energy guru Byron Dorgan left the Senate five years ago, he's penned two action-packed eco-thriller novels.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:20 -0400Six days before torrential rain flooded Baton Rouge, La., the National Weather Service released a hazardous weather outlook.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:20 -0400Environmentalists are lining up behind the Democratic challenger to House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, but without a significant cash infusion, the Michigan Republican remains the heavy favorite for re-election.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:20 -0400A sinkhole that emerged at a Florida phosphate plant and is estimated to be deeper than 300 feet is opening up a political debate in the Sunshine State.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:20 -0400Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) is now lobbying for power giant NextEra Energy Inc.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:20 -0400In North Dakota's rural Morton County, people grow uneasy at the sight of private security officers for the Dakota Access pipeline patrolling the roads.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:21 -0400Nineteen House Democrats called on President Obama yesterday to rescind federal permits for the controversial $3.7 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline and embark on a new environmental review of the project.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:21 -0400Legislation introduced by House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) this week would impose new requirements on federal agencies' use of "economically significant" guidance documents.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:26 -0400The House's top watchdogs have asked for U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy's help in their investigation into sexual harassment allegations at the agency's Chicago-based office.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:26 -0400When the Senate recently passed a water projects bill that would authorize state permitting of coal ash disposal programs following a new U.S. EPA rule, it looked like a breakthrough on an issue that has vexed Congress for more than a year.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:27 -0400Arizona Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick pledged her support yesterday for legislation to turn 1.7 million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon into a national monument.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:27 -0400Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation targeting asbestos.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:27 -0400Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) introduced legislation yesterday to give individuals more detailed information about the energy efficiency of their homes.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:27 -0400A bipartisan bill introduced in the House this week would award the Congressional Gold Medal to former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:28 -0400The Western Watersheds Project, a group reviled by some ranchers for its battles against grazing on public lands, has hired Erik Molvar, a wildlife biologist at WildEarth Guardians, to become its new executive director.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:28 -0400Native American tribes in the United States and Canada are expected today to sign a treaty to protect grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:28 -0400Despite a pledge from park administrators to minimize cellphone access in backcountry lands, Yellowstone National Park is more connected than ever.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:28 -0400Technology used in online poker and computer games is now being used to protect endangered species by tracking down poachers.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:29 -0400The attorney-client privilege extends to investigative findings by U.S. EPA's watchdog office that are used to secure legal advice, a federal court ruled today.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:29 -0400A California water utility has sued the creator of famed television show "Law & Order" on charges of selling water from his property to neighboring cities.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:29 -0400The Rev. Franklin Graham testified yesterday that he flew his private plane from North Carolina to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in February in an attempt to save the lives of the four occupiers who were still holed up inside.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:29 -0400A Mexican citizen has been ordered to pony up $61 million for setting a blaze that scorched over 45 square miles in Sequoia National Forest earlier this year.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:30 -0400Lawmakers and Latino political activists are looking to energize Hispanic voters to turn the tide on environmental policy in the 2016 election.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:30 -0400A national advocacy group for implementing a carbon tax has taken root in the heart of the U.S. oil and gas industry: Houston.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:30 -0400A heat shock in the Pacific Ocean led to an enormous toxic algal bloom last year, a new study has found.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:30 -0400U.S. EPA has revived an effort to keep high-ethanol fuels out of small engines, but critics of the agency's renewable fuel policies seized on the move to bolster their case.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:30 -0400Duke Energy Corp. has said it will dole out $1.7 million as part of a settlement for a 2009 fire that scorched traditional Cherokee lands.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:31 -0400"Deepwater Horizon," a film recapping the deadly 2010 BP PLC rig explosion and oil spill that poured over 3 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, has BP outraged.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:31 -0400Two crows caused about 100,000 customers to lose power in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana in mid-July, according to Rocky Mountain Power.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:31 -0400U.S. EPA has promoted Senior Water Policy Adviser Ellen Gilinsky to associate deputy assistant administrator in the Office of Water.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:31 -0400U.S. EPA is scheduled to publish revisions to its "exceptional events" guidelines in Monday's Federal Register, giving potential challengers 60 days to appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:31 -0400California regulators are finalizing rules that will prohibit the spraying of pesticides near schools and child care facilities.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:31 -0400Louisiana expects to receive about $420 million in funding for flood recovery in the next few weeks, but Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) does not want funding to stop there.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:32 -0400Japan indicated this week that it may shutter a burdensome nuclear reactor that has operated for around a year out of 20 years of existence.