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Politics Mar 12John Kerry criticizes Florida governor for banning words ‘climate change’
Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that elected officials who ban the words "climate change" are unwilling to face the facts, a non-so-subtle dig at Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration.
Nation Mar 04Senate fails to override Obama’s veto of Keystone pipeline bill
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.
Science Feb 09U.S. government pledges $3.2 million to save monarch butterfly
WASHINGTON — The federal government on Monday pledged $3.2 million to help save the monarch butterfly, the iconic orange-and-black butterfly that can migrate thousands of miles between the U.S. and Mexico each year. In recent years, the species has experienced…
Nation Feb 03Keystone XL’s climate impacts need to be revisited, EPA says
With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to "revisit" how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.
Politics Jan 29Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline
WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.
Nation Jan 27Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.
Politics Jan 13Senate Democrats look to make additions to Keystone XL pipeline bill
WASHINGTON — Democrats plan to use Senate consideration of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to get Republicans on the record about climate change and to resurrect parts of a bipartisan energy efficiency bill doomed by pipeline politics last year.
Politics Jan 09House passes Keystone XL pipeline as state court clears way
The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Friday authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite a renewed pledge by the White House to veto the legislation after a Nebraska court removed a major obstacle.
Nation Jan 08Senate approves Keystone bill despite Obama’s veto threat
WASHINGTON — A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a floor debate next week as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on President Barack Obama to rescind his veto threat.
Nation Jan 07EPA delays rule to cut carbon from new coal power plants
The Obama administration is delaying for months a final rule to control carbon dioxide emissions at new coal-fired power plants.