- Obama says climate rule on 'strong legal footing' Updated: Feb-11-16 5:22 pm
ATHERTON, California - President Barack Obama says he is very confident his administration is on "strong legal footing" in its defense of a key piece of his climate-change agenda.
- Utah sees worst air quality since 2013 Updated: Feb-11-16 3:01 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's pollution is at its highest levels since 2013 thanks to an inversion that is trapping murky air above Salt Lake and Utah valleys.
- Indian capital to curb cars again to control air pollution Updated: Feb-11-16 8:07 am
NEW DELHI - The New Delhi government will restrict cars on the streets for another two weeks to fight the extreme air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world's most polluted city.
- Panel OKs relaxing emission regs, tweaks renewable program Updated: Feb-10-16 6:54 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republicans on the Legislature's powerful budget committee approved a bill Wednesday that would relax portions of Wisconsin's sulfur dioxide regulations and rework utilities' obligations to pay into the state's renewable energy program.
- Vehicle emissions test notices suspended amid budget impasse Updated: Feb-10-16 5:30 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois motorists will have to keep track of when their vehicles need to pass an emissions test or be renewed, because the state says it won't provide mailed notifications.
- Despite US setback, Virginia moving forward on 'Clean Power' Updated: Feb-10-16 4:41 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia is moving forward with efforts to reduce carbon emissions linked to climate change amid uncertainty over the future of the Obama administration's landmark environmental initiative.
- Delay of clean power plan stokes worries about Paris treaty Updated: Feb-10-16 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration asserted Wednesday that a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of its new clean-power rules will ultimately have little impact on meeting the nation's obligations under the recent Paris climate agreement.
- North Dakotans laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules Updated: Feb-10-16 12:28 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A U.S. Supreme Court move to suspend federal rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants is good news for North Dakota, state officials said.
- WVa gov: likely no state carbon plan until after court cases Updated: Feb-10-16 12:17 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin doesn't expect West Virginia to submit compliance plans for carbon emissions standards from coal-fired power plants while the federal regulation remains in court proceedings.
- South Dakotans laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules Updated: Feb-10-16 10:42 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota officials are praising action by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily halt new federal rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants.
- Obama vows to press ahead on Clean Power Plan after setback Updated: Feb-10-16 3:32 am
WASHINGTON - The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on hold until after legal challenges are resolved.
- Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold Updated: Feb-09-16 9:09 pm
WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved.
- Bullock suspends work of Clean Power Plan panel after ruling Updated: Feb-09-16 8:46 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday suspended the work of a panel appointed to address new federal carbon dioxide emissions rules after the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked the key component of President Barack Obama's climate change plan.
- Wyoming regulators approve tougher well flaring rules Updated: Feb-09-16 5:32 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming oil and gas regulators approved new rules Tuesday to limit how much and for how long natural gas petroleum developers may vent or burn off gas from newly drilled wells.
- Experts tell panel why gas is so expensive in California Updated: Feb-08-16 8:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gouging by oil companies could be one reason California drivers pay about 76 cents more for a gallon of regular gas than motorists elsewhere in the nation, a state government panel was told Monday.
- UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes Updated: Feb-08-16 8:23 pm
WASHINGTON - A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming.
- St. Louis utility company pushes back against carbon rules Updated: Feb-08-16 6:20 pm
ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis utility company is pushing back on the federal government's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
- Quality control chief leaves scandal-hit Volkswagen Updated: Feb-08-16 11:17 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Volkswagen says its quality control chief is leaving the company.
- Current permit allows more pollution from Detroit refinery Updated: Feb-08-16 5:26 am
DETROIT - The area around Marathon's Detroit refinery could see increased sulfur dioxide air pollution regardless of whether new permit is approved.
- New Jersey sues Volkswagen, claiming emissions fraud Updated: Feb-05-16 6:25 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The state of New Jersey sued Volkswagen Friday, claiming the auto maker sold diesel vehicles equipped with software that deactivated on-board emission controls except during emissions testing.
- Scandal-hit VW postpones earnings release, annual meeting Updated: Feb-05-16 11:04 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Volkswagen says it is postponing release of its full-year earnings as well as its annual shareholder meeting due to open questions about its diesel emissions scandal.
- Police: Deaths of 2 women in Exeter not suspicious Updated: Feb-04-16 6:08 pm
EXETER, Rhode Island - Rhode Island State Police say the deaths of two women found in their Exeter home do not appear to be suspicious.
- Green groups, residents sue crude-by-rail operator Updated: Feb-03-16 5:05 pm
ALBANY, New York - A coalition of residents and environmental groups is suing a crude oil transporter, claiming violations of the federal Clean Air Act.
- Mississippi Power records another $142M in Kemper overruns Updated: Feb-02-16 8:58 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Power Co. says it will spend another $142 million on its overrun-plagued Kemper County power plant, pushing its total cost above $6.6 billion.
- VW submits fix for 3.0-liter diesels to California officials Updated: Feb-02-16 7:57 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Volkswagen Group of America submitted its proposal Tuesday to bring Porsches, Audis and Volkswagen cars with six-cylinder, 3.0-liter diesel engines up to California's air quality standards after state regulators found the vehicles were programmed to emit cleaner emissions on government treadmill tests than on the real road.