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  • Obama's environmental advisor set to return to Los Angeles

    Obama's environmental advisor set to return to Los Angeles
    WASHINGTON – Nancy Sutley, the top White House environmental advisor, is a fan of Wallace and Gromit, the claymation movie stars. Wallace, a tinkerer, habitually gets in trouble with his elaborate inventions, and Gromit, his silent but hyper-...
  • North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill

    North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill
    DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina's environmental regulatory agency is under federal criminal investigation for its handling of a massive toxic coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border. The U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh issued...
  • Planet-warming methane leaking at higher rate, study finds

    Planet-warming methane leaking at higher rate, study finds
    Federal regulators are missing about 14 million metric tons of greenhouse gas in their annual inventory, most of which likely comes from the nation's growing natural gas industry, according to a new study. But despite the higher estimate of methane...
  • For Obama, procrastination on Keystone XL might be a virtue

    For Obama, procrastination on Keystone XL might be a virtue
    The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline may look like just another example of the partisan divide on Capitol Hill. If only it were that easy. President Obama's dilemma over whether to approve the 1,600-mile pipeline, which would move oil from Canada to...
  • Obama administration issues guidelines on using diesel in fracking

    Obama administration issues guidelines on using diesel in fracking
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday moved to exert more control over the injection of diesel fuel deep underground to extract oil and natural gas, its first foray into addressing the potential contamination of water from the...
  • Now, about that improbable Keystone XL pipeline report...

    Now, about that improbable Keystone XL pipeline report...
    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. When the State Department released its environmental report on the Keystone XL pipeline Friday, the timing led me to fear the worst. It’s a strategy bordering on tradition in politics that if you...
  • EPA begins regulating the use of diesel in fracking

    EPA begins regulating the use of diesel in fracking
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has moved to exert more control over the injection of diesel deep underground to extract oil and natural gas, its first foray into addressing the potential contamination of water from the controversial...
  • Sharp disagreement over effects of North Carolina coal ash spill

    Sharp disagreement over effects of North Carolina coal ash spill
    EDEN, N.C. — Pete Harrison dipped his kayak paddle into a gray stain on the bank of the murky Dan River. He pulled out a sticky gob 4 inches thick. "That's pure coal ash," he said. Harrison, a lawyer with the Waterkeeper Alliance, was kayaking...
  • Court skeptical of EPA regulations

    Court skeptical of EPA regulations
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, in a hearing Monday, sounded ready to reject a set of disputed permitting rules designed by the Obama administration to restrict carbon emissions from plants and factories. But a majority of justices also agreed...
  • State Dept.: Keystone XL would have little impact on climate change

    State Dept.: Keystone XL would have little impact on climate change
    WASHINGTON -- A long-awaited environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline released Friday by the State Department found the project would have a negligible impact on climate change, bolstering the case for the controversial project as it heads to...
  • Free the Keystone XL pipeline, Mr. President

     Free the Keystone XL pipeline, Mr. President
    Welcome to the "year of action." In last week's State of the Union address, the president vowed to do whatever he has to to help the economy, even if that means working around Congress: "What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to...