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Germany's Porsche says it won't produce new diesel models

Sep. 23, 2018 6:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Porsche's chief executive says the sports car maker won't produce any new diesel models in the wake of parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal. CEO Oliver Blume told Sunday's Bild am Sonntag newspaper that, although Porsche itself never developed and produced diesel engines, its...

California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

Sep. 20, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out...

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

Sep. 20, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike there and inundated a large lake, raising concerns of a potential breach. The dam containing Sutton Lake...

Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

Sep. 19, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters. However, conditions remain so bad more than five days after Hurricane Florence made...

Editorials from around New York

Sep. 19, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: ___ The New York Post on "consolation judgeships" Sept. 18 Days after Democratic voters benched state Sens. Jeff Klein (Bronx) and Jesse Hamilton (B'klyn) in favor of new blood, party insiders are looking to move both men to the...

Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

Sep. 18, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule that forced energy companies to capture methane — a key contributor to climate change that's released in huge amounts during drilling on U.S. and tribal lands. A replacement rule from the Interior Department...

The Latest: States sue over Trump pollution rollback

Sep. 18, 2018 7:35 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a Trump administration rollback of a rule meant to curb pollution emissions from oil and gas drilling on public lands (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Attorneys general from California and New Mexico are suing the Trump administration over its rollback of a rule aimed at...

Trump administration rolls back Obama-era methane pollution rule that aimed to help combat climate change

Sep. 18, 2018 4:12 PM EDT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Trump administration rolls back Obama-era methane pollution rule that aimed to help combat climate change.

EU investigates German carmakers for possible collusion

Sep. 18, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators have opened an in-depth investigation into whether automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development and roll-out of car emission control systems. The EU Commission said Tuesday that it had received information that BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen,...

NY fuel manufacturer found guilty of violating probation

Sep. 18, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A judge says an upstate New York fuel manufacturer is guilty of violating probation by having emissions that could create a threat to public health. Tonawanda Coke Corporation was found guilty on Monday in federal court of violating probation from a 2013 conviction for violating the...