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Sweeping climate bill pushes American energy to go green

Aug. 11, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After decades of inaction in the face of escalating natural disasters and sustained global warming, Congress hopes to make clean energy so cheap in all aspects of life that it’s nearly irresistible. The House is poised to pass a transformative bill Friday that would provide...

Massachusetts governor signs major climate bill into law

Aug. 11, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' governor signed into law Thursday a major climate change bill that's meant to bring the state closer to its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The bill signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker encourages the development of offshore wind...

Learning from failures: How Biden scored win on climate plan

Aug. 09, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the last year, President Joe Biden watched pieces of his domestic agenda get thrown overboard in an effort to keep it afloat. Free community college, child care funding, expanded preschool — all left behind. But there was at least one critical piece that...

Australian government confident of emissions reduction law

Aug. 03, 2022 01:53 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Wednesday it is confident its greenhouse gas reduction target will be enshrined in law after negotiating amendments with senators from outside the new administration’s ranks. A bill to enshrine the center-left Labor...

California not counting methane leaks from idle wells

Aug. 02, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

California claims to know how much climate-warming gas is going into the air from within its borders. It's the law: California limits climate pollution and each year the limits get stricter. The state has also been a major oil and gas producer for more than a century, and...

FCA US put on probation, must pay $300M for emission scheme

Aug. 01, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — FCA US, formerly known as Chrysler Group, was placed on probation for three years Monday and ordered to pay roughly $300 million for deceiving regulators about diesel emission systems on 101,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 trucks. The sentence was part of an...

Massachusetts governor asks lawmakers to alter climate bill

Jul. 29, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker sent back to lawmakers on Friday a bill mandating some of the steps Massachusetts needs to take to meet a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In a letter to lawmakers, the Republican governor said he agreed with much in the bill, but...

Tennessee awards $5.2M for electric vehicle charging network

Jul. 29, 2022 04:09 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has announced the award of $5.2 million in grants to install direct current fast chargers for electric vehicles along interstates and major highways around the state. The grants will fund 32 chargers...

Hidden Menace: Massive methane leaks speed up climate change

Jul. 28, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

LENORAH, Texas (AP) — To the naked eye, the Mako Compressor Station outside the dusty West Texas crossroads of Lenorah appears unremarkable, similar to tens of thousands of oil and gas operations scattered throughout the oil-rich Permian Basin. What’s not visible through the...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 27, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 26 The Washington Post on Congress closing the Medicaid coverage gap After months of doing nothing, Democrats in Congress appear poised to achieve something at last — or rather,...