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WWNY - WNYF Watertown
Environmentalist Calls For Drastic Action On Climate ChangeA key environmentalist with the Natural Resources Defense Council says the nati
Environmentalist Calls For Drastic Action On Climate Change
WWNY - WNYF Watertown / Posted 10 hours ago
A key environmentalist with the Natural Resources Defense Council says the nation needs to take drastic action on climate change and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels or face serious consequences in the future. Bob Deans is on the Clarkson... Read more
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The News & Observer
Researchers recommend treating ocean seismic testing as pollution | News & Observer September 1, 2015 Eight universities, including Duke, an
Researchers recommend treating ocean seismic testing as pollution
The News & Observer / Posted 11 hours ago
| News & Observer September 1, 2015 Eight universities, including Duke, and environmental groups argue in a paper... Read more
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Missoula Independent
Rockies Today, September 1President Obama begins Alaska trip with climate change warningOn his first day
Rockies Today, September 1
Missoula Independent / Posted 12 hours ago
President Obama begins Alaska trip with climate change warningOn his first day of a three-day trip in Alaska, President Obama spoke at an international conference on the Arctic in Anchorage, where he spoke of the dangers of a warming climate, a... Read more
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Reuters
Industry in final ad blitz against new U.S. smog ruleWASHINGTON A multimedia, multi-state advertising blitz from industry groups opp
Industry in final ad blitz against new U.S. smog rule
Reuters / Posted 17 hours ago
WASHINGTON A multimedia, multi-state advertising blitz from industry groups opposing new national ozone standards reached Pennsylvania on Tuesday, part of their last-ditch attempt to scuttle the Obama administration's plans to issue new rules... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
Free app shows you how to save money by not wasting foodJAMESTOWN, N.C. -- According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, American
Free app shows you how to save money by not wasting food
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted yesterday
JAMESTOWN, N.C. -- According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Americans on average toss out about 20 pounds of food each month. Of course, if you're throwing away untouched food, that's the same as throwing away money. It stinks even more... Read more
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KECI Missoula
Proposed grizzly bear protection settlement heads to judgeMontana and three conservation groups are proposing measures to protect grizzly
Proposed grizzly bear protection settlement heads to judge
KECI Missoula / Posted yesterday
Montana and three conservation groups are proposing measures to protect grizzly bears while still allowing logging in two state forests west of Glacier National Park. On Monday, the state Land Board approved the proposed settlement that would create... Read more
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ABC Montana
Proposed grizzly bear protection settlement heads to judgeHELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana and three conservation groups are proposing measur
Proposed grizzly bear protection settlement heads to judge
ABC Montana / Posted yesterday
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana and three conservation groups are proposing measures to protect grizzly bears while still allowing logging in two state forests west of Glacier National Park. On Monday, the state Land Board approved the proposed... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
Proposed grizzly bear protection settlement heads to judgeHELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana and three conservation groups are proposing measur
Proposed grizzly bear protection settlement heads to judge
KULR-8 Billings / Posted yesterday
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana and three conservation groups are proposing measures to protect grizzly bears while still allowing logging in two state forests west of Glacier National Park. On Monday, the state Land Board approved the proposed... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Great Lakes water isn’t likely to be diverted to drought areasA decade ago, during another drought period, the Great Lakes states and Canada
Great Lakes water isn’t likely to be diverted to drought areas
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
A decade ago, during another drought period, the Great Lakes states and Canada worried about water diversion. There was talk of constructing massive tunnels to move water from the Great Lakes basin to the West and Southwest. There was speculation... Read more
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Salon.com
The dangerous paradox of neoliberal environmentalism: Why global warming can’t be solved by the free market”On July 17, the White House announced that President Obama will visit Alaska v
The dangerous paradox of neoliberal environmentalism: Why global warming can’t be solved by the free market”
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
On July 17, the White House announced that President Obama will visit Alaska visit at the end of August, attending a conference “to discuss how climate change is reshaping the Arctic” and what can be done about it. On Aug. 13, Obama released a video... Read more
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The Huffington Post
California Climate Bills Could Set A High Bar For The Rest Of The CountryAs states prepare to develop plans for meeting new greenhouse gas standards fro
California Climate Bills Could Set A High Bar For The Rest Of The Country
The Huffington Post / Posted 4 days ago
As states prepare to develop plans for meeting new greenhouse gas standards from the Environmental Protection Agency, they might look to California as an example of what's possible. Right now, the California legislature is considering two bills, SB... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Shrimp are big business for this globe-trotting CanuckIf that sounds low-key, Gulkin’s aspirations are anything but. He already has c
Shrimp are big business for this globe-trotting Canuck
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 days ago
If that sounds low-key, Gulkin’s aspirations are anything but. He already has created a frozen seafood-trading empire, with eight offices in six Asian countries. And aquaculture is rising as an important source of global food production, as growth in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Pain at the pump expected to continue for ChicagoansGas prices in the Chicago area are dipping in time for the Labor Day holiday af
Pain at the pump expected to continue for Chicagoans
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
Gas prices in the Chicago area are dipping in time for the Labor Day holiday after a massive outage at a nearby refinery caused the local cost of gas to spike as national oil prices were hitting a six-year low. The unexpected failure had helped push... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Climate change: More intense rains could swamp Chicago's aging sewersIn a city built on a swamp, where rainstorms already flood basements and force
Climate change: More intense rains could swamp Chicago's aging sewers
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
In a city built on a swamp, where rainstorms already flood basements and force sewage into Lake Michigan and local streams, climate change could make Chicago's chronic water pollution woes even worse. Researchers hired by Mayor Richard Daley's... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Environmentalists may sue to demand new fracking-waste rules National environmental groups filed legal papers on Wednesday notifying the U
Environmentalists may sue to demand new fracking-waste rules
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
National environmental groups filed legal papers on Wednesday notifying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that they intend to sue over how fracking wastewater is disposed. The... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Environmental Groups Threaten To Sue EPA Over Fracking Wastewater RulesWASHINGTON -- A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the U.S
Environmental Groups Threaten To Sue EPA Over Fracking Wastewater Rules
The Huffington Post / Posted 6 days ago
WASHINGTON -- A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not implementing new regulations on the disposal of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing operations. The organizations -- which... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Activists threaten lawsuit against EPA over fracking-induced earthquakesEnvironmental groups have threatened to sue the Obama administration for failin
Activists threaten lawsuit against EPA over fracking-induced earthquakes
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 6 days ago
Environmental groups have threatened to sue the Obama administration for failing to prevent swarms of earthquakes that came in the wake of America’s fracking boom. In a first step to a lawsuit, the groups on Wednesday challenged the Environmental... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Groups File Notice of Intent to Sue EPA Over Dangerous Drilling and Fracking WasteWASHINGTON - A coalition of environmental organizations filed a legal notice wi
Groups File Notice of Intent to Sue EPA Over Dangerous Drilling and Fracking Waste
CommonDreams.org / Posted 6 days ago
WASHINGTON - A coalition of environmental organizations filed a legal notice with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today demanding regulations to stop oil and gas companies from dumping drilling and fracking waste in ways that threaten public... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
NRDC Turns Up Pressure on Subway to Disclose Antibiotic Use in Meat ProductionWASHINGTON - As Subway marks its 50th anniversary later this week, the Natural
NRDC Turns Up Pressure on Subway to Disclose Antibiotic Use in Meat Production
CommonDreams.org / Posted 6 days ago
WASHINGTON - As Subway marks its 50th anniversary later this week, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today launched a national campaign urging Subway, the world’s largest fast food chain by number of locations, to publicly commit to... Read more
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FOX News
The rise of superbugs: How antibiotic resistance develops and how you can help stop itAntibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, shown here, spreads easily and symptoms are oft
The rise of superbugs: How antibiotic resistance develops and how you can help stop it
FOX News / Posted 6 days ago
Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, shown here, spreads easily and symptoms are often missed. (CDC) Even the man who discovered penicillin in the 1940s knew that one day antibiotics could become useless if used improperly. Sir Alexander Fleming warned... Read more
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Santa Fe Reporter
Dirty Water: Federal rules wouldn’t have saved the Animas River from Gold King anywayWhen the Animas River was winding that now-famous orange line through southern
Dirty Water: Federal rules wouldn’t have saved the Animas River from Gold King anyway
Santa Fe Reporter / Posted 7 days ago
When the Animas River was winding that now-famous orange line through southern Colorado and toward the state line, staff for the New Mexico Environment Department were waiting for it. They sampled the water before the plume arrived, while it passed... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
China and U.S. Talk Cleaner Coal in BillingsAmerican and Chinese delegates meet Billings this week for the inaugural 'Clean
China and U.S. Talk Cleaner Coal in Billings
KULR-8 Billings / Posted 7 days ago
American and Chinese delegates meet Billings this week for the inaugural 'Clean Coal Industry Forum.' The forum's goal is to find cleaner ways to burn coal and address climate change while still keeping coal a part of both country's energy... Read more
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TribLIVE
Obama opens climate change tourWASHINGTON — President Obama will log more than 14,000 miles on Air Force One o
Obama opens climate change tour
TribLIVE / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON — President Obama will log more than 14,000 miles on Air Force One over the next 11 days in a climate change tour that will take him from the desert West to the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Circle. In Las Vegas, New Orleans and in the... Read more
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WTAP Parkersburg
Alarms Sounded Over Latest EPA Ozone GuidelinesUpdated: 8/24/2015 5:30 P.M. It hasn't been as publicized as regulations for c
Alarms Sounded Over Latest EPA Ozone Guidelines
WTAP Parkersburg / Posted 8 days ago
Updated: 8/24/2015 5:30 P.M. It hasn't been as publicized as regulations for coal-fired power plants. But political leaders are sounding the alarm about the EPA's latest proposed ozone standards. These involve what has been a growth business for... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
2,500 comment letters received on 710 Freeway project, as legislators take sides710 Freeway Tunnel: Who’s for it, who’s against it Caltrans has received more
2,500 comment letters received on 710 Freeway project, as legislators take sides
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 10 days ago
710 Freeway Tunnel: Who’s for it, who’s against it Caltrans has received more than 2,500 letters responding to the 710 Freeway extension project, so many that two weeks after the six-month comment period has closed, the state transportation agency... Read more
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Santa Monica Mirror
Canoe Theory At Work In Governor Jerry Brown's CEQA Exemption DealsGov. Jerry Brown has never professed to be the model of political or ideologica
Canoe Theory At Work In Governor Jerry Brown's CEQA Exemption Deals
Santa Monica Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
Gov. Jerry Brown has never professed to be the model of political or ideological consistency. In fact, he’s a decades-long advocate of the “canoe theory” of politics, which goes like this: You paddle a little to the left and you paddle a little to... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Corporate, Koch Money Dominates Early 2016 Senate Race SpendingWASHINGTON -- The race for control of the Senate is already underway -- and it
Corporate, Koch Money Dominates Early 2016 Senate Race Spending
The Huffington Post / Posted 10 days ago
WASHINGTON -- The race for control of the Senate is already underway -- and it is being fueled by outside groups that do not disclose their donors. In nine key Senate races, outside groups have already spent at least $12.5 million on advertising and... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Results of auction set electricity cost higherAuction results disclosed on Friday likely will lead to higher electricity bill
Results of auction set electricity cost higher
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 10 days ago
Auction results disclosed on Friday likely will lead to higher electricity bills for consumers a couple of years down the road and a boost in revenue for power-plant owners such as American Electric Power. The price changes will take effect in... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Report: Calif. energy-efficiency programs not enoughBy Ivan Penn, Los Angeles Times California’s efforts to reduce electricity con
Report: Calif. energy-efficiency programs not enough
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 11 days ago
By Ivan Penn, Los Angeles Times California’s efforts to reduce electricity consumption over the last four decades saved $90 billion on utility bills, created hundreds of thousands of jobs and avoided construction of 41 power plants, according to a... Read more
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CNN
Climate change: 100 days to save the world (Every so often, we hear news about world leaders meeting in some exotic-soundin
Climate change: 100 days to save the world (
CNN / Posted 11 days ago
Every so often, we hear news about world leaders meeting in some exotic-sounding location -- Copenhagen, Lima, Durban, Kyoto -- to try to hammer out an agreement to curb heat-trapping gases. We know the stakes are huge -- nothing short of the fate of... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Sutter: 100 days to save the worldWe've learned to be pessimists about climate change. Every so often, we hear n
Sutter: 100 days to save the world
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 11 days ago
We've learned to be pessimists about climate change. Every so often, we hear news about world leaders meeting in some exotic-sounding location -- Copenhagen, Lima, Durban, Kyoto -- to try to hammer out an agreement to curb heat-trapping gases. We... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Power Sector - a Case for Judicial DeferenceAlexis de Tocqueville, the French political philosopher toured the young Americ
The Power Sector - a Case for Judicial Deference
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Alexis de Tocqueville, the French political philosopher toured the young American republic in the 1830s and published a midsized book, Democracy in America, that has become a classic of democracy theory. After his tour, Tocqueville concluded that,... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
California’s Energy Efficiency Success Story: $90 Billion in Utility Bill Savings, Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs, and 40+ Polluting Power Plants AvoidedSAN FRANCISCO - California’s 40-year commitment to energy efficiency has saved
California’s Energy Efficiency Success Story: $90 Billion in Utility Bill Savings, Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs, and 40+ Polluting Power Plants Avoided
CommonDreams.org / Posted 12 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO - California’s 40-year commitment to energy efficiency has saved Californians $90 billion on their utility bills, created hundreds of thousands of efficiency jobs, and will have avoided the pollution from 41 power plants by the end of... Read more
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Philly.com
Genetically Modified Foods, Herbicides and Human SafetyDennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter The herbicides leave the genetically modifi
Genetically Modified Foods, Herbicides and Human Safety
Philly.com / Posted 12 days ago
Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter The herbicides leave the genetically modified crops unscathed, while still controlling weed growth on farm fields, according to Benbrook and colleague Dr. Philip Landrigan, who's with the department of preventive... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
U.S. proposes to cut methane from oil and gas by nearly halfThe Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil an
U.S. proposes to cut methane from oil and gas by nearly half
Los Angeles Times / Posted 12 days ago
The Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade in an unprecedented step to curb climate change. The administration's target is to cut methane from oil and gas... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Repeal ethanol mandateWhat follows is the story of one of the most thoroughly disgraceful special int
Repeal ethanol mandate
Rutland Herald / Posted 13 days ago
What follows is the story of one of the most thoroughly disgraceful special interest schemes ever brought into being in these United States. It is also one of the most fiendishly intricate government programs ever conceived, and its name is... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
MacArthur Foundation doles out $50 million toward climate changeMacArthur calls it a “down payment on a major new commitment to help curb globa
MacArthur Foundation doles out $50 million toward climate change
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 13 days ago
MacArthur calls it a “down payment on a major new commitment to help curb global climate disruption by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions," according to an announcement on the organization's website. The grants follow news last week... Read more
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Business Wire
PG&E Names Melissa Lavinson as Chief Sustainability OfficerSAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has nam
PG&E Names Melissa Lavinson as Chief Sustainability Officer
Business Wire / Posted 13 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has named Melissa Lavinson as Chief Sustainability Officer, an expansion of her existing role as vice president of Federal Affairs. In her expanded role, Lavinson will be... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
EYE ON WASHINGTON Approval of Arctic drilling comes just before the president's visitWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration's approval of the final permit to d
EYE ON WASHINGTON Approval of Arctic drilling comes just before the president's visit
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 13 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration's approval of the final permit to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Drilling OK comes just before Obama's visitWASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s approval of drilling for oil in the Arc
Drilling OK comes just before Obama's visit
Juneau Empire / Posted 13 days ago
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s approval of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental groups say. As... Read more
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Daily Press
Environmental group: Virginia Carbon goals within reachThe Obama administration's unprecedented Clean Power Plan directs states to red
Environmental group: Virginia Carbon goals within reach
Daily Press / Posted 13 days ago
The Obama administration's unprecedented Clean Power Plan directs states to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by 32 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2030 in order to curb greenhouse gases fueling climate change. The good news... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Groups: Arctic drilling sends 'a terrible signal'WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's approval Monday of drilling for oil in
Groups: Arctic drilling sends 'a terrible signal'
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's approval Monday of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental groups... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Approval of Arctic drilling comes just before Obama's visitAs much as the groups praise Obama for his overall body of work — from stricter
Approval of Arctic drilling comes just before Obama's visit
The Oklahoman / Posted 14 days ago
As much as the groups praise Obama for his overall body of work — from stricter fuel-efficiency standards to regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants — they consider the approval of exploratory drilling in the Arctic a... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly halfWASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed cutting methane emiss
US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 14 days ago
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed cutting methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade, part of on ongoing push by President Barack Obama to curb climate change. The administration's... Read more
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Local 12 Cincinnati
US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly halfUpdated: Tue, Aug 18 2015, 09:40 PM WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administratio
US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half
Local 12 Cincinnati / Posted 14 days ago
Updated: Tue, Aug 18 2015, 09:40 PM WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed cutting methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade, part of on ongoing push by President Barack Obama to... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly halfWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed cutting methane
US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed cutting methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade, part of on ongoing push by President Barack Obama to curb climate change. The... Read more
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Santa Fe Reporter
Fracking Injunction Fails: Environmental groups seeking to pause development near Chaco are told oil and gas profits winA federal judge has failed to grant an injunction to temporarily halt on oil an
Fracking Injunction Fails: Environmental groups seeking to pause development near Chaco are told oil and gas profits win
Santa Fe Reporter / Posted 14 days ago
A federal judge has failed to grant an injunction to temporarily halt on oil and gas drilling in Navajo lands and the area around Chaco Culture National Historic Park. The preliminary injunction would have nullified 265 recently approved applications... Read more
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FOX News
EPA hits oil and gas industry with new methane emissions regsThe Environmental Protection Agency unveiled plans Tuesday to slash methane emi
EPA hits oil and gas industry with new methane emissions regs
FOX News / Posted 14 days ago
The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled plans Tuesday to slash methane emissions from oil and gas production almost in half, the latest in a series of administration regulations aimed at curbing global warming. The proposal, though, looked set... Read more
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The Monroe Evening News
U.S. proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly halfWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emission
U.S. proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half
The Monroe Evening News / Posted 14 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade in an unprecedented step to curb climate change. The administration's target is to cut methane from... Read more
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Mashable
Obama wants to cut methane from oil and gas by nearly halfImage: Jae C. Hong/Associated Press The Obama administration on Tuesday propos
Obama wants to cut methane from oil and gas by nearly half
Mashable / Posted 14 days ago
Image: Jae C. Hong/Associated Press The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed cutting methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade, part of on ongoing push by President Barack Obama to curb climate... Read more
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