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US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

Aug. 21, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the country billions of dollars. The...

Anti-Trump images become big business for DC projectionist

Aug. 21, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a city with a long tradition of leftist street activism, Robin Bell has become something of a D.C. celebrity. Every few weeks, Bell puts messages of protest on the side of the Trump International Hotel. He's called President Donald Trump a pig and a racist, used smiling poop emojis,...

The Latest: EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule

Aug. 21, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's plan to relax restrictions on greenhouse gas emission from coal-fired power plants (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The Trump administration has proposed a major rollback in Obama-era restrictions on climate-changing emissions from coal-fired power...

Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

Aug. 20, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. A plan to be announced Tuesday would give states broad authority to determine...

The Latest: EPA to reveal rule changes on coal-fired plants

Aug. 20, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's plan to roll back the centerpiece of Obama-era efforts to slow global warming(all times local): 8:20 p.m. The Trump administration is set to announce plans to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming. The...

Key moments in lead in water crisis in Flint, Michigan

Aug. 20, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge in Flint, Michigan on Monday ruled that there is enough evidence for the head of Michigan's health department, Nick Lyon, to stand trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter related to the city's lead-contaminated water crisis. He's accused of not providing timely notification...

Trump administration less concerned about conserving oil

Aug. 20, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was outlined in a memo released...

US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

Aug. 19, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was outlined in a memo released...

Danes to fence German border to stop boars with swine fever

Aug. 15, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark is to erect a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence along the German border to keep out wild boars, in the hope of preventing the spread of African swine fever, which can jeopardize the country's valuable pork industry. Denmark's Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it...

Mexico City restaurant busted over protected tarantula tacos

Aug. 14, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fancy a tarantula taco for a cool $27? Not so fast, Mexican authorities say. A Mexico City market restaurant recently put the arachnids on its menu and posted a video on Facebook showing a chef torching one until blackened. The only problem: The Mexican red rump tarantula is a protected...