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Editorial Roundup: United States

Aug. 10, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 8 The Wall Street Journal on Trump's Senate nominees: Donald Trump now has the Senate nominees he wanted to win Republican primaries. We’ll soon learn if they can win in November, or...

Billions pour into bioplastics as markets begin ramping up

Aug. 09, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a world increasingly troubled by the persistent harm that plastic — manufactured in petrochemical plants — has had on the environment, companies are investing billions of dollars to ramp up production of plastics made from natural, renewable materials that can be safely...

White House: Falling gas prices mean more than OPEC numbers

Aug. 03, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden traveled to Saudi Arabia last month on the possibility that he could get some additional oil production out of OPEC+ in coming weeks, but the cartel and other nations announced a scant increase Wednesday. The White House responded by stressing...

FACT FOCUS: Biden cancer remark causes confusion

Jul. 21, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

President Joe Biden’s speech at a former coal-fired power plant in Massachusetts led to widespread claims on social media that he made a significant announcement not about climate change, but about his health. Conservative politicians and political commentators focused on a clip...

Vatican cardinal backs fossil fuel nonproliferation treaty

Jul. 21, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A top Vatican cardinal endorsed calls for a fossil fuels nonproliferation treaty and said Thursday that all new exploration and production of oil must be phased out to prevent global temperatures from rising to a “precipice.” Cardinal Michael Czerny, the Canadian...

Sky-high diesel prices squeeze truckers, farmers, consumers

Jul. 20, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When long-haul trucker Deb LaBree sets out on the road to deliver pharmaceuticals, she has strategies to hold down costs. She avoids the West Coast and the Northeast, where diesel prices are highest. She organizes her delivery route to minimize “deadheading” — driving an...

Aviation faces hurdles to hit goals for cutting emissions

Jul. 19, 2022 08:16 AM EDT

FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) — Airplanes are a minor contributor to global greenhouse-gas emissions, but their share is sure to grow as more people travel in coming years — and that has the aviation industry facing the prospect of tighter environmental regulations and higher costs. ...

Aviation faces hurdles to hit goals for cutting emissions

Jul. 19, 2022 07:38 AM EDT

FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) — Airplanes are a minor contributor to global greenhouse-gas emissions, but their share is sure to grow as more people travel in coming years — and that has the aviation industry facing the prospect of tighter environmental regulations and higher costs. ...

Deadline to block freight rail strike looms before Biden

Jul. 14, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The deadline for President Joe Biden to intervene and keep 115,000 railroad workers from going on strike and disrupting deliveries of cars, crops, containers of imported goods and countless other products and raw materials is looming. Biden is widely expected to...

Michigan panel wants details on Great Lakes oil tunnel plan

Jul. 07, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan regulatory panel said Thursday that it needs more information about safety risks before it can rule on Enbridge Energy's plan to extend an oil pipeline through a tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes. The state Public...