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US regulators endorse efforts to address climate risks

Oct. 21, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. financial regulators on Thursday approved a series of steps toward addressing the dangers that climate change poses to the nation’s financial system. The Financial Stability Oversight Council, which is headed by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen...

Groups worry about New Mexico governor's hydrogen hub plan

Oct. 05, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups are raising concerns about Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's plans to turn New Mexico into a hydrogen fuel hub. The Democrat, who is running for reelection, has set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions at...

Enbridge: Line 3 replacement complete; oil will flow Friday

Sep. 29, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Enbridge announced Wednesday that construction on the upgrade of its Line 3 crude oil pipeline across Minnesota is “substantially complete” and that the company will start filling it with oil later this week. The Canadian-based company's president...

Carbon dioxide pipelines may be opposed in Nebraska, Iowa

Sep. 26, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The companies working to build pipelines to capture carbon dioxide produced by ethanol plants and transport it as a liquid under high pressure to permanent storage deep underground may face opposition from farmers and environmental groups in Nebraska and Iowa. ...

US grants license for temporary nuclear waste dump in Texas

Sep. 14, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials have cleared the way for construction of a dump in West Texas that could hold spent nuclear fuel for up to 40 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a license to Interim Storage Partners LLC to build and run a facility that...

Minnesota court deals yet another setback to pipeline foes

Aug. 30, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed a decision by state pollution regulators to issue a water quality certification for Enbridge Energy's Line 3 crude oil pipeline, the latest setback for opponents who are trying to stop the project as it nears completion. ...

Climate impact of coal sales from US lands scrutinized

Aug. 19, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials launched a review Thursday of climate damage and other impacts from coal mining on public lands as the Biden administration expands its scrutiny of government fossil fuel sales that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. The review...

Kaul files lawsuit to force Walker appointee off DNR board

Aug. 17, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul filed a lawsuit Tuesday demanding that a judge remove the GOP-appointed chairman of the Department of Natural Resources policy board from his position, a move designed to give Gov. Tony Evers control of a key entity that decides...

Lawsuit: US withholding wildfire fuel break information

Aug. 13, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are accusing federal land managers of illegally withholding information about environmental assessments used to justify plans to create fuel breaks to slow wildfires by clearing forests and shrubs across six western states with little if any public...

EXPLAINER: What's ahead for the Wisconsin wolf hunt

Aug. 12, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials will allow state-licensed hunters to kill scores of wolves this fall despite conservationists' plea s to end wolf hunting completely, after a spring season that saw hunters blow past their quota by almost 100 animals. Here are the key...