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Politics Jan 06White House threatens to veto Senate’s Keystone XL pipeline vote
Setting up what is likely to be the first of many confrontations with the White House, the Republican-controlled Senate Tuesday announced its first piece of legislation, a bill to approve the construction of the much-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Politics Dec 12Half of Republicans back limits on carbon emissions, poll finds
WASHINGTON — When Republicans take control of Congress next month, top on their agenda will be undoing environmental regulations they claim will harm the economy, chief among them President Barack Obama's plans to limit heat-trapping carbon pollution from coal-fired power…
Nation Nov 26U.S. proposes stricter smog limits to protect health
WASHINGTON — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental…
Nation Nov 26Obama administration aims to set stricter ozone emissions
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while setting up a fresh confrontation…
Politics Nov 19Republicans promise new GOP majority will push Keystone pipeline bill forward
WASHINGTON — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.
Politics Nov 18As GOP looks for deciding vote on Keystone, Sen. Angus King says not from him
WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders promised Tuesday to take up and pass a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline next year if the Senate fails to advance the measure this fall, or President Barack Obama vetoes it.
Science Nov 17Wind energy firm sues to block bird death data release
The AP sought the information from the Interior Department in March 2013 under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. It is part of the AP's investigation into bird deaths at wind farms.
Politics Nov 14House sends bill approving Keystone oil pipeline to Senate
Updated 1:52 p.m. EST WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House passed legislation Friday approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting the stage for a Senate showdown that mixes energy politics with a fight over Louisiana’s Senate seat. The vote was 252-161…
Politics Jun 19Conservation group sues Obama administration to protect eagles from wind turbines
WASHINGTON — A conservation group says it’s suing the Obama administration over a new federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to seek approval to kill or injure eagles for 30 years. The lawsuit from the American Bird Conservancy was expected…
Nation Jun 02EPA announces sweeping limits for coal power plant emissions
The 645-page plan, expected to be finalized next year, is a centerpiece of Obama's efforts to deal with climate change and seeks to give the United States more leverage to prod other countries to act when negotiations on a new…