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Stories with subject: Environmental activism
  • New York plots path to renewable energy goal 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 3:35 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New York is taking steps to accomplish Gov. Andrew Cuomo's goal of generating half the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

  • Can these men clean up Iowa's water as part of task force? 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 10:54 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Neither Larry James nor Steve Bruere like to dwell on what divides environmentalists and the ag community when it comes to Iowa's issues with water quality.

  • New wrinkle in plan to stash depleted uranium in Utah 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 4:36 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A nuclear waste disposal company seeking permission to bury a type of nuclear waste in Utah that grows more radioactive for 2 million years has agreed to buy a company that has a site in Texas already approved to store the material.

  • Environmental group sues Kansas City amusement park, owner 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 6:10 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - An environmental group alleges in a lawsuit that a Kansas City amusement park is discharging polluted water into Missouri River tributaries.

  • 2 firms win bids to develop windmills off New Jersey coast 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 4:58 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Two companies have won the right to build windmills off the New Jersey coast to generate enough power for up to 1.2 million homes.

  • Keystone off the table, but back East, pipeline fight builds story has photos
    Updated: Nov-09-15 2:50 pm

    ROCKY MOUNT, Virginia - Carolyn and Ian Reilly and their four children left Florida's sprawl in 2010 to farm 58 acres in rural Virginia, raising beef cattle, chicken and hogs. Then a year ago, they learned a natural gas pipeline would slice through part of their farm and their lives took another dramatic turn.

  • Analysis: Polarized politics dictated Obama Keystone call story has photos
    Updated: Nov-09-15 1:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's decision to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline has exposed an endlessly polarized Washington, and likely hardened its divides.

  • Debate surrounds latest rewrite to state logging manual 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 5:01 am

    SEATTLE - Timber-industry officials and environmentalists remain in dispute over an effort to overhaul the state manual that guides logging on unstable slopes.

  • Obama quashes Keystone XL in bid to boost climate leverage story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-06-15 11:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - Ending a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have undercut U.S. efforts to clinch a global climate change deal at the center of his environmental legacy.

  • Judge dismisses Franklin claims against environmental group 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 12:39 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A federal judge has blocked the city of Franklin's efforts to countersue an environmental group that is suing the wealthy municipality over pollution from its wastewater treatment plant.

  • Supreme Court mulls challenge to air permit for refinery 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 3:46 am

    DOVER, Delaware - Environmentalists are asking the Delaware Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling that two state panels had no jurisdiction to consider their challenge of a state-issued permit for a crude oil transfer station at the Delaware City refinery.

  • Battle resumes at New Jersey hearing over ocean gas terminal 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 6:21 pm

    EATONTOWN, New Jersey - Opponents of a proposed terminal for liquefied natural gas imports off the New Jersey and New York coasts blasted the plan Wednesday as a dirty, dangerous boondoggle, while supporters hailed it as a source of cheap energy that will lower home heating bills in winter.

  • Environmental groups protest Utah loan to coal terminal 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 1:50 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Several Utah environmental groups are asking the state's attorney general to invalidate a pending loan that would give mineral lease money to a California coal shipping port.

  • Environmental group taps new Casco baykeeper 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 3:31 am

    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - An environmental advocate for the Conservation Law Foundation will become the next Casco baykeeper in January.

  • Environmental group appealing FirstEnergy coal ash permit 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 9:45 am

    SHIPPINGPORT, Pennsylvania - An environmental group is appealing a state permit that would let FirstEnergy Corp. ship coal ash from a Shippingport power plant to a dump near a former power plant in Greene County.

  • Environmentalists seek to overturn plan at Navajo coal plant 
    Updated: Oct-27-15 7:24 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A federal advisory group met in secret to craft a pollution control plan for a coal-fired power plant in the Navajo Nation, denying the public an opportunity to participate in the talks, environmentalists on the reservation allege in a lawsuit.

  • McCrory criticized in TV ad for shale gas exploration 
    Updated: Oct-27-15 6:18 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A coalition of environmental groups is on television again, criticizing Gov. Pat McCrory for signing bills into law designed to encourage a type of shale gas exploration in North Carolina called fracking.

  • MPCA opens public comment period on wild rice standards 
    Updated: Oct-26-15 5:07 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency opened a public comment period Monday on proposed changes to the state's water quality standards for protecting wild rice, a long-running dispute that has pitted mining interests against American Indian tribes and environmentalists.