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Trump plan to rollback fuel standards to get second hearing

Sep. 25, 2018 3:22 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration's proposal to roll back national fuel economy standards was headed for its second public hearing a day after California officials and scores of speakers blasted it as a danger to the environment and public health. The second hearing was scheduled for Tuesday...

Protections restored for grizzly bears; hunts blocked

Sep. 25, 2018 1:53 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. Wyoming and Idaho had been on the cusp of allowing hunters to kill up to...

Appeals court reverses Tennessee coal ash cleanup order

Sep. 24, 2018 8:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appellate panel on Monday overturned an order that would have required the nation's largest public utility to unearth and remove a massive amount of coal ash at one of its Tennessee power plants. In a 2-1 decision, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote that leaks...

California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard

Sep. 24, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California officials demanded Monday that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at the pump, saying the proposed rollback would damage people's health and exacerbate climate change....

The Latest: Scores oppose Trump mileage proposal at hearing

Sep. 24, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California hearing on a proposal to roll back car-mileage standards (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Scores of people have spoken against the Trump administration's plan to roll back car-mileage standards at a hearing in California that ended earlier than expected....

The Latest: Wyoming disappoints by grizzly bear protections

Sep. 24, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a ruling against planned grizzly bear hunting (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Wyoming officials say they're disappointed grizzly bears are again getting federal protections instead of being hunted in the state. A judge in Montana on Monday blocked hunts planned in Wyoming...

Company penalized for disabling vehicles' emissions controls

Sep. 24, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The government says a Florida company will spend more than $6 million in penalties and repair costs for selling computer software that disables automotive emissions controls. The Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency say that Derive Systems of Sanford, Florida, sold 363,000...

Lawsuits challenging downsizing of monuments to stay in DC

Sep. 24, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lawsuits brought by conservation, tribal and paleontological groups challenging the constitutionality of President Donald Trump's decision to shrink two Utah national monuments will remain in a court in Washington, D.C., after a judge on Monday denied the U.S. government's request to...

Judge orders US to revive public role in energy lease sales

Sep. 24, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the reinstatement of public participation opportunities in oil and gas lease sales in Western states that were largely eliminated by the Trump administration to speed up sales. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush in a Friday ruling sided with...

US agency says cauliflower coral may need federal protection

Sep. 23, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A species of coral that environmentalists say is at risk from climate change could need U.S. protections across its entire range — not just in Hawaii, federal officials have found. The National Marine Fisheries Service last week issued a finding on a March petition seeking...