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Trump plan rolls back Obama's coal emissions standards

Aug. 21, 2018 12:14 AM 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 in coming days would give states broad authority to...

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...

No clean-up of nuclear leak in South Carolina for years

Aug. 17, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

HOPKINS, S.C. (AP) — Federal regulators say Westinghouse Electric Co. has no plans to clean a plume of uranium under its nuclear fuel factory despite evidence it could reach South Carolina's water supply. Instead, Westinghouse wants a new 40-year extension from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, even...

State board upholds Millennium water quality permit denial

Aug. 16, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A state board upheld the denial of a key water quality permit for the Millennium Bulk Terminals project — a proposed $680 million facility in Longview, Washington, that would be the largest coal shipping terminal in North America. Senior Vice President of External Affairs...

US factory output rose solid 0.3 percent in July

Aug. 15, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output rose a solid 0.3 percent last month, led by increased production of cars, electronics, and appliances. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that overall industrial production — which includes output at mines and utilities as well as factories —...

Coal mine supervisors facing fraud charges plead not guilty

Aug. 10, 2018 12:56 PM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Eight former supervisors and safety officers at a Kentucky coal company have pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges they rigged dust monitoring in underground mines. The eight officials at Armstrong Coal were arraigned this week in Owensboro and Bowling Green. An indictment...

US wildlife boss departs after stirring fears on species law

Aug. 9, 2018 9:37 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is stepping down after a 14-month tenure in which the agency proposed broad changes to rules governing protections for thousands of species and pushed for more hunting and fishing on federal lands, officials said Thursday. Greg Sheehan...

Company disputes complaint over refinery by national park

Aug. 9, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company planning an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota is asking state regulators to dismiss a complaint filed by environmental groups over the site. Meridian Energy Group made its request to the Public Service Commission on Wednesday,...

Crocs to outsource manufacturing of clogs, other footwear

Aug. 9, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

NIWOT, Colo. (AP) — Colorado-based footwear company Crocs Inc. is closing company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico by year's end and replacing its chief financial officer. The company announced the outsourcing of additional manufacturing and the closure of a distribution facility in Mexico...