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  • 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...
  • Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California

    Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California
    RAWLINS, Wyo. — A relentless wind howls day after day across this high desert, pouring through a low gap on the Continental Divide. "This is one of the windiest places in the nation," screams Bill Miller above the din of gusting air. Miller, a...
  • 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...
  • Assembly wades into L.A.-Central Valley feud on human waste disposal

    SACRAMENTO -- Treated waste exported from Los Angeles and other counties into the Central Valley would be subject to additional testing under a bil approved by the Assembly on Thursday. The measure, by Assemblyman Rudy Salas Jr. (D-Bakersfield), is...
  • Most Latinos want government action on climate change, poll finds

    Most Latinos want government action on climate change, poll finds
    Latinos overwhelmingly favor government action to fight climate change, voicing a level of support exceeded only in their views on immigration reform, according to a new poll commissioned by an environmental group. Nine in 10 Latino voters surveyed said...
  • N.C. regulators seek delay on Duke Energy accord after coal ash spill

    N.C. regulators seek delay on Duke Energy accord after coal ash spill
    RALEIGH, N.C. — State regulators in North Carolina have asked a judge to delay what environmentalists claim is a sweetheart deal with Duke Energy designed to protect the nation's largest electrical utility from heavy fines for allowing coal ash into...
  • West Virginia spill criticism grows amid new fear over tainted water

    West Virginia spill criticism grows amid new fear over tainted water
    The top public health official in Charleston, W. Va., has added to widespread criticism of the decision to declare drinking water safe despite a critical lack of scientific data about the coal-washing chemical that spilled into the Elk River on Jan. 9....
  • 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...
  • Keystone XL, a sorry symbol of a continued reliance on fossil fuels

    Keystone XL, a sorry symbol of a continued reliance on fossil fuels
    The State Department is probably right to conclude, as it did Friday, that the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline project would have a negligible effect on climate change. Even though the extraction of the oil would certainly cause significant pollution,...