- Agency: Measure would put most of state off-limits to wells Updated: May-27-16 8:18 pm
DENVER - A proposal to require new oil and gas wells to be at least 2,500 feet from homes and schools in Colorado would leave 90 percent of the state off-limits to future drilling, regulators said Friday.
- Maryland governor vetoes transportation, other bills Updated: May-27-16 5:26 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed five bills on Friday, including two relating to transportation and a measure to increase Maryland's use of renewable energy.
- Western Maryland town of Friendsville proposes fracking ban Updated: May-27-16 10:36 am
FRIENDSVILLE, Maryland - The western Maryland town of Friendsville is proposing a ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas within its jurisdiction.
- South Sudan: Army major arrested allegedly smuggling ivory Updated: May-27-16 8:04 am
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan authorities arrested an army major and a Chinese oil worker for allegedly trafficking elephant ivory and endangered pangolin meat through the country's Paloich oil fields.
- Battleship New Jersey wins grant for energy-efficient lights Updated: May-25-16 4:20 pm
CAMDEN, New Jersey - The World War II battleship New Jersey is about to get 2,500 new, energy-efficient light fixtures thanks to a $383,420 federal grant approved by state regulators.
- Protesters interrupt coal debate in Swedish Parliament Updated: May-24-16 10:13 am
STOCKHOLM - Unruly protesters briefly interrupted a debate Tuesday in the Swedish Parliament on the future of state-owned utility Vattenfall's coal assets in Germany.
- Oil spilled from ship pollutes Albanian beach Updated: May-24-16 8:45 am
TIRANA, Albania - Authorities say that oil spilled from a ship has polluted a tourist beach in southwestern Albania.
- UK council approves fracking; environmentalists vow to fight Updated: May-24-16 5:41 am
LONDON - A council has granted the first fracking license to be issued in England for five years, but environmental groups are vowing to fight on against the use of the technology.
- NY lawmakers propose codifying renewable energy goals Updated: May-24-16 12:39 am
ALBANY, New York - A dozen New York lawmakers have introduced legislation to codify Gov. Andrew Cuomo's goal of eliminating human-produced greenhouse gas emissions statewide by 2050, replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy.
- DEP official's private email had urged groups for 'pushback' Updated: May-23-16 6:36 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - In an email that precipitated his resignation, Gov. Tom Wolf's environmental protection secretary criticized environmental advocates for a lack of "pushback" against certain bills and said they were "without influence."
- Massachusetts bill would encourage hydropower, offshore wind Updated: May-23-16 5:54 pm
BOSTON - Canadian hydropower and offshore wind projects would become more prominent pieces of the state's overall energy landscape under a long-awaited bill House lawmakers unveiled Monday.
- The Latest: Baker praises long-awaited energy bill Updated: May-23-16 5:03 pm
BOSTON - The Latest on legislation to increase the supply of hydropower and offshore wind energy in Massachusetts (all times local):
- Businesses, farms getting $6.8M in financing Updated: May-23-16 9:35 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Economic Development Authority has approved financing of about $6.8 million to help businesses and farms with their startup and expansion plans.
- Interest in solar power soaring while utility seeks rate cut Updated: May-22-16 3:42 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Interest in solar power is soaring in Montana because of the state's sunny skies and profit potential.
- Governor wants oil industry to pay for coastal restoration Updated: May-20-16 6:35 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Gov. John Bel Edwards is pushing to get the oil and natural gas industries to pay for restoring Louisiana's fragile coast by encouraging them to settle lawsuits alleging they caused extensive damage to coastal lands.
- Feds will miss cleanup deadline at E. Idaho nuclear facility Updated: May-20-16 5:44 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials announced Friday they won't meet a September deadline to start converting 900,000 gallons of high-level radioactive liquid waste to a solid form at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho.
- MGM, Wynn move forward with bids to leave NV Energy in fall Updated: May-20-16 5:09 pm
LAS VEGAS - MGM Resorts International said it plans to leave NV Energy in the fall and pay an $87 million exit fee to do so, while Wynn Resorts is planning a similar move.
- After brief layover in Tulsa, solar plane heading to Ohio Updated: May-20-16 4:07 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - A solar-powered airplane that landed in Oklahoma last week amid its around-the-world journey plans to continue its voyage to Ohio.
- New Hampshire a big step closer to getting $236M from Exxon Updated: May-20-16 2:44 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is a big step closer to getting a $236 million judgment after the U.S. Supreme Court said this week it wouldn't hear Exxon Mobil's appeal regarding its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated groundwater in the state.
- GM offers debit cards or longer warranties in mileage case Updated: May-20-16 1:35 pm
DETROIT - People who bought or leased 2016 General Motors SUVs with overstated gas mileage on the window sticker will be getting compensated, the automaker said Friday.
- Utah hearing on federal coal-leasing reform draws hundreds Updated: May-19-16 6:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Coal miners and their supporters came out in force to a public hearing Thursday in Salt Lake City, blasting a moratorium on federal coal leases as the latest attack in a war on coal that unfairly blames fossil fuels for climate change and air quality problems.
- Court says no to Florida utility charging for drilling plan Updated: May-19-16 6:06 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's highest court on Thursday told state regulators that it was wrong to let the state's largest utility charge its customers for the cost of an oil and gas drilling project in another state.
- Value of nuclear power up for debate in New Mexico rate case Updated: May-19-16 6:02 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Discrepancies over the value of electricity purchased from a nuclear-fired power plant in Arizona has interrupted proceedings related to a request by New Mexico's largest electric utility to raise rates for more than a half-million customers.
- Pro-nuclear GOP senator urges Tennessee to reject wind farm Updated: May-19-16 5:52 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is urging his fellow Tennesseans to oppose what he calls an "unsightly" wind farm near the Cumberland Mountain State Park.
- GOP congressmen, NY attorney general in climate dispute Updated: May-19-16 5:07 pm
ALBANY, New York - Republican members of Congress have accused New York's Democratic attorney general and his counterparts in 16 other jurisdictions of chilling free speech over climate change through their legal and political campaign to curb fossil fuel burning.