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Stories with subject: Energy and the environment
  • Chicago firm to build clean energy facility in Rhode Island 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 12:02 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A Chicago-based company that plans to build an energy facility in Rhode Island says it will cut energy costs and reduce harmful emissions.

  • Q&A: A look at climate change plan and its impact on states story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 10:32 am

    HELENA, Montana - President Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan to cut nationwide carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent by 2030. Obama touted it as a bold step to slow climate change, while opponents said it was federal overreach that will raise prices for electricity consumers.

  • Nebraska to join other states challenging new EPA rules 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 10:30 am

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson says the state will join others in a legal fight against new federal rules designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants.

  • Schimel says Wisconsin still mulling power plant options 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 10:02 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says he is still considering what steps to take next in reaction to new Obama administration rules designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions at power plants.

  • Vermont's largest electric, gas utilities like power plan 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 8:55 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont's largest electric and gas utilities are praising the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, and say they'll continue to work on making the state more energy efficient.

  • Fire sale on stuff that burns: Oil, natural gas, coal down 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 12:58 am

    NEW YORK - These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices.

  • Arizona's carbon dioxide goal in moderate range nationwide 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 10:14 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The goal for Arizona power plants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions appears to be less stringent than originally proposed, but officials say they need time to review exactly how it will impact the state.

  • Coast Guard: Less than 1K gallons of oil spilled in NJ 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 10:14 pm

    NEW YORK - Coast Guard officials say they think less than 1,000 gallons of spilled oil entered the water of northern New Jersey after a tugboat struck a fuel terminal pier.

  • EPA smokestack rules unwelcome, unneeded say leaders in NC 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 9:49 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Stricter carbon dioxide limits on power plants issued Monday have lawmakers in North Carolina, a state that started cutting smokestack pollution more than a decade ago, gearing up to fight the Obama administration over balancing pollution versus cost.

  • Oregon confident of meeting president's carbon goals 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 9:38 pm

    GRANTS PASS, Oregon - State officials and utilities say Oregon is in good shape to meet the lower carbon emissions goals for power plants set by President Obama's new plan for combating climate change.

  • Wash. governor praises Obama's plan to cut emissions 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 8:46 pm

    SEATTLE - Governor Jay Inslee has praised President Barack Obama's plan to limit greenhouses gas emissions from U.S. power plants.

  • Rounds and Thune criticize carbon emission reduction plan 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 8:08 pm

    PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota's two Republican U.S. senators are criticizing the Obama administration's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants because they say it will hurt jobs and increase electricity rates.

  • Maine environmental groups praise federal power plant rules 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 8:01 pm

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Environmental advocates in Maine on Monday lauded President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, saying it will keep residents healthier, slow the impacts of climate change and protect Maine's natural resources-based economy.

  • Pence says he will fight new EPA emissions rules in court 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:38 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Republican Gov. Mike Pence vowed Monday to "vigorously" fight President Barack Obama's recently finalized plan to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants across the U.S. over the next fifteen years.

  • West Virginia faces more stringent goals in final power plan 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:37 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - President Barack Obama released a plan Monday requiring West Virginia to take deeper cuts into their emissions from power plants than the administration originally proposed.

  • Texas faces less stringent goals in final clean power plan 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:33 pm

    DALLAS - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton vowed Monday to sue the Obama administration over a federal plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, even though the state faces a less-stringent mandate under a final version of the plan than was originally proposed.

  • Rauner: Illinois to review new federal power plant limits 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:14 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Gov. Bruce Rauner offered little insight Monday into whether Illinois, which the federal government says ranks near the bottom in emissions-reduction goals, will join other states and challenge new stringent rules for power plants.

  • New Mexico not expected to fight EPA's emission-cutting rule 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:13 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico properly prepared for President Barack Obama's efforts to cut greenhouse gases from power plants and won't be among the many Republican-led states expected to fight the plan, state Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn said Monday.

  • Colorado utilities say they can meet final air standard 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:01 pm

    DENVER - Colorado's largest utility said it is well positioned to meet a new federal requirement announced Monday that the state cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 28 percent by 2030.

  • Maryland officials reviewing Obama's greenhouse gas limits 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:55 pm

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration is taking some time to review the impact of President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, while Maryland Democrats already were praising the plan released Monday.

  • New York attorney general praises federal power plant rules 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:36 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he'll join nine other states in defending President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut U.S power plant emissions if it's challenged in court.

  • Kansas governor says final power plant rule 'twice as bad' 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:36 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the final version of a federal rule for cutting carbon emissions from power plants is "twice as bad" for the state as the original version outlined a year ago.

  • Obama climate change plan criticized by Wyoming leaders 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:34 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The latest version of the Obama administration's plan to fight climate change won't work as promised and instead will drive up electricity rates and cost jobs, Wyoming's governor and congressional delegation said Monday.

  • Obama's power plant climate plan shifts to courts, states story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:28 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sought to clamp down Monday on power plant emissions with a federal plan that - if successful - would attempt to slow global warming by dramatically shifting the way Americans get and use electricity.

  • Utah officials study new power plant greenhouse gas limits 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:20 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah state officials say they need more time to assess how a plan unveiled Monday by President Barack Obama to decrease emissions from U.S. power plants will impact the state.