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Supreme Court keeping live audio as it opens again to public

Sep. 28, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will continue providing live audio broadcasts of arguments in cases, even as it welcomes the public back to its courtroom for a new term that begins Monday. The justices began providing live audio of arguments after the court closed to...

Steamed about lobster: House candidates snippy over donation

Sep. 27, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Congressional candidates in a hotly contested Maine race snipped at each other on Tuesday about a contribution from the leader of a conservation group that has discouraged consumers from buying lobster. Democratic Rep. Jared Golden is defending his seat in...

Environmental group sues over coal ash plan on Alabama coast

Sep. 26, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A coastal environmental group filed suit Monday trying to block a decision by Alabama Power Co. to leave millions of tons of coal ash along a riverside in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, where opponents say a spill could devastate a huge ecosystem. The federal lawsuit...

Civil rights law targets 'cancer alley' discrimination

Sep. 26, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Sprawling industrial complexes line the drive east along the Mississippi River to the majority-Black town of Reserve, Louisiana. In the last seven miles the road passes a massive, rust-colored aluminum-oxide refinery, then the Evonik chemical plant, then rows of white tanks at...

California fish conservation law could protect bees

Sep. 21, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the state to consider protecting threatened bumblebees under a conservation law listing for fish. The state's high court refused to grant a review sought by farming groups of a May appellate court ruling that...

Senate ratifies international climate deal on refrigerants

Sep. 21, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major action to address climate change, the Senate on Wednesday ratified an international agreement that compels the United States and other countries to limit use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigeration and air conditioning that...

Tribes seek more details on water use at Arizona copper mine

Sep. 21, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An environmental review for a proposed copper mine in eastern Arizona did not adequately analyze the potential impacts of climate change and the strain that drought and demand have put on water resources in the region, a U.S. Bureau of Land Management report has found. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 20, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 20 The Washington Post on the Kigali Amendment: It’s rare for a climate change measure to win full-throated support from industry groups, environmental activists and lawmakers from...

Manchin rails against 'revenge politics' on permit plan

Sep. 20, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday railed against what he called "revenge politics,'' as liberals in the House and Senate team up with Republicans to oppose his plan to speed permits for natural gas pipelines and other energy projects. Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat...

Dump of menhaden in Gulf brings latest calls for regulation

Sep. 18, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana conservation groups are renewing calls for tougher regulations on the state's least-regulated fishery after a fishing boat let loose huge numbers of dead fish off the state's southwest coast. The Advocate reports that the dump of menhaden — also...