Energy and the environment

March 06, 2019 - 5:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — New vehicles in the U.S. from the 2017 model year averaged slightly better gas mileage than the previous year, rising to a record 24.9 mpg, according to an annual report from the Environmental Protection Agency. But the mileage rose only 0.2 mpg, and environmental groups say it fell...
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A man wearing a mask rides a bicycle along the Han river in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in Seoul, where an acute increase in pollution has caused alarm. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 06, 2019 - 8:04 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in his country, where an acute increase in pollution has caused alarm. Moon also instructed government officials on Wednesday to quicken the retirement of old...
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FILE - This June 29, 2018 photo shows tanks at the Enbridge Energy terminal in Superior, Wis. Enbridge Energy is delaying the startup of its planned Line 3 replacement crude oil pipeline through northern Minnesota by a year. The Canadian-based company now expects the new pipeline to go into service in the second half of 2020. Enbridge officials had hoped to put the pipeline into service in the second half of 2019. But Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has said his administration will keep pursuing an appeal of a regulatory commission’s approval of Enbridge’s plan. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
March 03, 2019 - 12:25 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Enbridge Energy is delaying the startup of its planned Line 3 replacement crude oil pipeline through northern Minnesota by a year. The Canadian-based company said Friday it now expects the new pipeline to go into service in the second half of 2020. Enbridge officials had...
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks, Friday, March 1, 2019, during a campaign event at A&R Solar in Seattle. Inslee announced that he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, mixing calls for combating climate change and highlights of his liberal record with an aggressive critique of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 01, 2019 - 2:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Declaring climate change the nation's most pressing issue, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee launched his 2020 Democratic presidential bid on Friday with a promise to refocus American government and society. "It is time for our nation to set a new priority," Inslee told supporters gathered...
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FILE - In this file photo taken July 23, 2018, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo on a path near his home on Bainbridge Island, Wash. Inslee is adding his name to the growing 2020 Democratic presidential field. The 68-year-old is announcing his bid Friday, March 1, 2019, in Seattle after recent travels to two of the four early-nominating states. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 01, 2019 - 1:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's announcement he's running for president (all times local): 10:28 a.m. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee called climate change "America's most daunting challenge" as he announced his candidacy for president. The 68-year-old kicked off his campaign...
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February 25, 2019 - 11:54 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A county in western China has suspended drilling for shale gas after a protest by residents who suspected fracking work was the cause of a series of earthquakes that led to two deaths. The first quake hit Sichuan province's Rongxian county on Sunday morning, followed by two more,...
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February 25, 2019 - 2:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge on Monday approved a $120 million court settlement from the nation's largest-known natural gas leak. Judge Carolyn Kuhl in Los Angeles Superior Court signed a consent decree putting the settlement into effect after saying her role was limited in overseeing a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is shown at EPA headquarters in Washington. The Trump administration broke off talks with California on Thursday in the administration’s push to freeze vehicle mileage standards, moving the two closer to a possible court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
February 21, 2019 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry. The White House, which has proposed freezing the standards, said it would now move unilaterally...
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February 21, 2019 - 1:11 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Janet Mills is throwing her support behind a 145-mile transmission line across western Maine to supply Canadian hydropower to electricity consumers in Massachusetts, citing economic and environmental benefits under sweetened proposal by Central Maine Power. The $1...
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FILE - This April 14, 2011 file picture shows the Glencore headquarters in Baar, Switzerland. Commodities giant Glencore says it will cap how much coal it mines amid shareholder pressure to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. (AP Photo/Keystone, Urs Flueeler, file)
February 20, 2019 - 10:33 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Commodities giant Glencore said Wednesday it will cap how much coal it mines amid shareholder pressure for it to help reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases. The move is a sharp reversal for a company that has long championed the extraction and burning of fossil fuels, and which...
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