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Mexico says US development aid to fund wind farm, LNG plant

Jul. 10, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says a natural gas plant and a wind farm to produce electricity will be the first two projects under a U.S. development program to improve the economy of Mexico's poor south as a way to discourage migration. Mexico's foreign ministry said Wednesday that $500...

US won't impose rule to protect against coal ash spill costs

Jul. 2, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it won't require electric utilities to show they have money to clean up hazardous spills from power plants despite a history of toxic coal ash releases contaminating rivers and aquifers. Environmental Protection Agency officials said Tuesday...

UN chief warns Paris climate goals still not enough

Jun. 30, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy. Guterres is calling on governments to...

The Latest: Japan welcomes Xi as sign of improving ties

Jun. 27, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the meeting of leaders of the Group of 20 major economies (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Japan is welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping to the G-20 summit as a sign of improving ties. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters Thursday that Japan-China relations...

Kenya court stops building of coal plant in heritage site

Jun. 26, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan environmental tribunal Wednesday blocked the construction of a government-backed coal power plant in Lamu County, which hosts a UNESCO world heritage site. Environmental rights activists celebrated the decision inside and outside the court. Environmental groups had challenged...

The Latest: EPA chief eases rules on coal-fired power plants

Jun. 19, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an environmental rule covering coal-fired power plants (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The Trump administration has ordered a sweeping about-face on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants. Environmental Protection Agency chief...

Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve

Jun. 19, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid scientists' increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move it predicted would revitalize America's sagging coal industry. As miners...

Trump administration rolls back Obama rule targeting coal-fired power plants, issues less ambitious replacement

Jun. 19, 2019 10:36 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration rolls back Obama rule targeting coal-fired power plants, issues less ambitious replacement.

US air quality is slipping after years of improvement

Jun. 18, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

After decades of improvement, America's air may not be getting any cleaner. Over the last two years the nation had more polluted air days than just a few years earlier, federal data shows. While it remains unclear whether this is the beginning of a trend, health experts say it's troubling to see air quality...

Operator: 2 units of Montana coal plant to close this year

Jun. 11, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The company that operates a coal-fired power plant in eastern Montana said Tuesday it will close two of the plant's four units about 30 months ahead of schedule because of the high cost of running them and the unwillingness of its coal supplier to lower prices. Talen Montana said in a...