Last Build Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:51:48 -0400
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:51:48 -0400SILVERTON, Colo. — After nearly 30 years of negotiations with U.S. EPA -- and then a 3-million-gallon gush of arsenic-laden sludge into a tributary of the Animas River -- San Juan County officials finally agreed last year to seek Superfund status for an area laden with former mines. But residents here worry their community has gained a stigma without getting the cleanup money they need.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:51:53 -0400The Bureau of Land Management has given preliminary approval for a transmission line and water pipeline across federal lands needed to operate a hydroelectric project in the Southern California desert that is strongly opposed by some conservation groups.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:51:56 -0400Companies and lawmakers have been wondering what's taking the White House so long to fill three vacancies at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:00 -0400Earl Devaney has a way with words.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:03 -0400The Interior Department has only partially thawed the hiring freeze imposed by President Trump.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:06 -0400The Trump administration has removed language on the Department of Energy website that emphasized wind as an emissions-free replacement for fossil fuels.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:09 -0400The Department of Energy said today it is "applying good governance principles" in response to a report that it is already starting to withhold funds for a major research program targeted for elimination by President Trump.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:12 -0400Energy Secretary Rick Perry could intervene should a group of Southern utilities default on $8.3 billion worth of federal loan guarantees underpinning the construction of new reactors in Georgia, according to a new report.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:16 -0400SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration has not reached out to California to negotiate vehicle emissions standards, a top state official said yesterday, though she did not rule out the possibility of such talks taking place.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:19 -0400Nearly 10 percent of scientists at the Agriculture Department say their research has been tampered with or altered by superiors "for reasons other than technical merit," according to a recent survey by the agency's inspector general.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:21 -0400Lawrence Hogan Sr., a fiery former lawmaker from Maryland who was the first Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee to call for President Nixon's impeachment, died yesterday at age 88.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:24 -0400Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan is toying with the idea of moving federal agencies outside Washington.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:26 -0400Volcano scientist Jess Phoenix announced a bid for Congress this week, part of a new trend of scientists entering politics.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:29 -0400Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto will introduce legislation aimed at motivating individuals and businesses to use renewable energy, she told reporters yesterday.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:32 -0400An Alaska utility canceled its study of a proposed hydroelectric dam yesterday after public opposition rose up in meetings this week.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:35 -0400The 2017 hurricane season looks like it will be close to normal, likely with fewer named storms than last year, according to most forecasters.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:37 -0400A radical shift is taking place in the Atlantic salmon farming industry.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:40 -0400U.S. EPA asked an appeals court yesterday to pause litigation over emission curbs for large trucks so it can review the industry request for rule changes.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:42 -0400A Seattle-based seafood company will pay $1.3 million in fines and undertake other remedies to make up for employees' decision to turn off generator emission controls at an Alaska processing plant, under a tentative settlement with federal regulators announced late yesterday.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:45 -0400Four Alaskan men who shot several walruses without keeping the meat, starting stampedes that killed two dozen more animals, have been sentenced to probation, restitution and community service.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:47 -0400U.S. EPA may move its laboratories and other facilities off the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus sooner than its lease is up on the suggestion of the federal government.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:50 -0400The 2010 BP PLC oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused damage to beaches, animals, fish and coral worth $17.2 billion to the public, according to a new report that surveyed thousands of Americans.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:52 -0400Two million gallons of drilling mud was dumped into Ohio wetlands by crews installing the Rover pipeline, according to a violations notice from Ohio EPA.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:55 -0400Pesticides can be found in the beebread — or food stores made from gathered pollen — of honeybee hives when they aren't in use at nearby farms, a study has found.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:52:57 -0400A Texas Senate committee narrowly approved Kelcy Warren, the billionaire pipeline CEO, to the state Parks and Wildlife Commission yesterday.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:53:00 -0400For the second year in a row, a coalition of environmental groups has given Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) a C rating.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:53:02 -0400Two untreated cesspits filled with hazardous industrial waste were discovered by activists in China this week, prompting officials to ask the country to work more closely with journalists and nongovernmental organizations to hold water polluters accountable.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:53:05 -0400At least 30 people died when a live electrical wire fell on a crowd watching a soccer match on TV in southern Nigeria yesterday.