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Energy and the environment
December 29, 2017
Trump administration aims to trim rules on offshore drilling
The Trump administration on Friday proposed to rewrite or kill rules on offshore oil and gas drilling that were imposed after ...
December 29, 2017
Trump administration rescinding rules for oil, gas drilling
President Donald Trump's administration is rescinding proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing and other oil- and gas-drilling ...
December 28, 2017
Correction: Coal Mine Expansion story
In a Dec. 22 story about a Montana coal mine, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information from the U.S.
December 21, 2017
Trump administration halts study of offshore oil inspections
The Trump administration has halted an independent scientific study of offshore oil inspections by the federal safety agency ...
December 19, 2017
Shutdown starts for coal-fired plant serving US southwest
The first of two units to be shut down at a coal-fired power plant that has been serving customers throughout the American ...
December 16, 2017
Tax bill boosts oil, gas drilling _ and renewable energy
The Republicans' tax package would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while also supporting renewable ...
December 15, 2017
California wildfires prompt tougher rules for utilities
Devastating California wildfires this year — and expectations of more to come under the extremes of climate change — prompted ...
December 14, 2017
EPA chief jets to Morocco to help promote fossil fuel use
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency flew to Morocco this week to help encourage the North African kingdom to ...
December 13, 2017
Mark Ruffalo is 'disgusted' with Trump's monuments decision
"Avengers" star Mark Ruffalo said he is disgusted with President Donald Trump's plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national ...
December 08, 2017
Interior delays Obama-era regulation on methane emissions
The Interior Department said Thursday it is delaying an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions ...
December 06, 2017
EPA to hold more hearings on planned Clean Power Plan repeal
The Trump administration says it will hold three additional public hearings on its intention to nullify an Obama-era plan to ...
December 05, 2017
Trump science job nominees missing advanced science degrees
When it comes to filling jobs dealing with complex science, environment and health issues, the Trump administration is ...
December 01, 2017
Tesla builds world' biggest battery in Australian Outback
The world's biggest lithium-ion battery has plugged into an Australian state grid, an official said Friday, easily delivering ...
November 30, 2017
The Latest: Snag in bid to open refuge to oil drilling
The Latest on Senate Republicans' tax overhaul bill (all times local): 8 p.m. Senate Republicans may have hit a procedural ...
November 29, 2017
Eni receives federal permit for US Arctic offshore drilling
A subsidiary of an Italian energy company has received a federal permit to drill the first oil exploration wells in U.S.
November 28, 2017
EPA hears worries about climate in heart of coal country
After more than four decades as a coal miner, Stanley Sturgill ambled into an ornate room at West Virginia's state capitol ...
November 24, 2017
Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies
Former U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a veteran lawmaker known for pressing to protect the environment during a career that ...
November 20, 2017
Alternative Keystone XL route gets approved in Nebraska
Nebraska regulators approved an alternative route Monday for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It was the last major ...
November 19, 2017
Nebraska to announce decision on Keystone XL pipeline
Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL ...
November 18, 2017
Correction: Keystone pipeline leaks 210K gallons of oil
In a Nov. 16 story about the Keystone pipeline oil spill, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that it was smaller than ...