- AP FACT CHECK: Trump's vow to create Appalachian coal jobs Updated: May-05-16 3:31 pm
DALLAS - Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer.
- EPA accuses Kokomo glass plant of violating Clean Air Act Updated: May-05-16 3:29 pm
KOKOMO, Indiana - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accused an Indiana art glass manufacturer of violating federal clean-air standards and emitting elevated amounts of potentially toxic materials.
- Exxon and FuelCell to study capturing carbon emissions Updated: May-05-16 2:47 pm
DALLAS - Exxon Mobil and FuelCell Energy say that they will jointly work on technology to reduce the cost of capturing carbon emissions from power plants.
- Global, local leaders vow hard work against temperature rise Updated: May-05-16 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON - International leaders and local officials on Thursday pledged to work hard to stem the rise of global temperatures by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy.
- GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy Updated: May-05-16 10:39 am
WASHINGTON - If there's a War on Coal, it's increasingly clear which side is winning.
- Agawam power plant officials plead guilty in emissions case Updated: May-05-16 5:44 am
BOSTON - The operators of a western Massachusetts power plant pleaded guilty to federal charges earlier this week that accused the plant's owner and managers of tampering with emissions equipment and submitting bogus reports to regulators.
- County wants more details on oil refinery proposed near park Updated: May-04-16 8:30 am
MEDORA, North Dakota - Billings County leaders want more information before deciding whether to approve a proposed oil refinery about 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota.
- Prime minister says Australia to have July 2 election Updated: May-03-16 10:57 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's election campaign will officially start soon with climate change policy and union corruption in the national building industry shaping into key battlegrounds for the July 2 poll.
- Mexico City extends traffic cuts into Wednesday over smog Updated: May-03-16 7:05 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico City has extended into Wednesday a pollution alert that requires 40 percent of cars and trucks to keep off the streets.
- US EPA says Montana city now meeting air pollution standards Updated: May-03-16 6:54 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reversing a 2013 finding that Montana's largest city was out of compliance with air pollution standards, saying that the closure of a coal-burning power plant has eased the problem.
- Suspended executive at VW's Porsche brand is replaced Updated: May-03-16 9:41 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Volkswagen's Porsche division has replaced a top vehicle development manager suspended since the start of the Volkswagen group's scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests.
- Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean-air laws Updated: Apr-30-16 1:48 am
HOUSTON - Houston's efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed the city had overreached.
- Study: US oil field source of global uptick in air pollution Updated: Apr-29-16 7:04 pm
WASHINGTON - An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study.
- Study analyzes impact of Washington state coal-export plan Updated: Apr-29-16 6:25 pm
SEATTLE - A coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington state could have unavoidable, significant impacts on greenhouse gases emissions, vessel traffic and rail safety, according to an environmental review released Friday.
- Dominion makes case for moving forward on nuclear Updated: Apr-29-16 5:33 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Dominion Virginia Power is defending its heavy spending on a potential new nuclear power plant, one the company may not actually build and could cost more than $19 billion to complete.
- Corporation Commission approves utility plant upgrade Updated: Apr-28-16 5:21 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved a plan by the state's largest electric utility to spend about $500 million to upgrade its coal-fired power plant in northern Oklahoma.
- Volkswagen CEO apologized in person to Obama over scandal Updated: Apr-28-16 11:04 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Volkswagen's CEO says he apologized in person to U.S. President Barack Obama for the carmaker's emissions scandal, in which it rigged its cars to cheat on diesel engine pollution tests.
- Unfair labor practices complaint filed against Volkswagen Updated: Apr-27-16 4:02 pm
- Kemper project to cost Mississippi Power another $61 million Updated: Apr-26-16 8:04 pm
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Mississippi Power Co. will spend another $61 million on its overrun-plagued Kemper County power plant, pushing its total cost above $6.7 billion, the company said Tuesday.
- Groundbreaking planned for Wyoming carbon-conversion lab Updated: Apr-26-16 4:44 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and others on Wednesday will formally kick off construction of a laboratory where researchers will test new technologies to make profitable use of carbon dioxide emissions from a coal-fired power plant.
- Murray Energy continues fight against EPA's emissions rules Updated: Apr-26-16 4:14 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Coal producer Murray Energy Corp. is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's final rule that targets mercury pollution from power plants.
- Ex-battery recycling plant in Texas meets lead safety rules Updated: Apr-25-16 4:14 pm
FRISCO, Texas - A closed Dallas-area battery recycling plant officially meets U.S. safety standards for lead in a lingering dispute over emissions and contamination.
- Report: Only 1 New Hampshire county gets failing ozone grade Updated: Apr-25-16 12:18 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - A report by the American Lung Association has found that New Hampshire's Rockingham County is the only one in the state that's received a failing grade for high ozone days.
- Alaska aquarium replaces fossil fuel with seawater system Updated: Apr-23-16 6:31 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Thousands of people visit the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward for a look at Steller sea lions or harlequin ducks.
- LePage says China's energy plan is better than Maine bill Updated: Apr-23-16 11:43 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage in his weekly radio address says that the Chinese Communist Party's plan to reduce carbon emissions is "more sensible" than a Maine bill that would establish new solar policy for the state.