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Oil spill money for bird rookery off Louisiana coast

Nov. 9, 2019 9:33 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly $10 million in 2010 oil spill money is rebuilding a barrier island bird rookery off Louisiana. Work on Queen Bess Island had to wait for this year's nesting season to end in August and must finish by late February or early March, before the next nesting season. Queen Bess Island...

Anti-Edwards ad in Louisiana governor's race removed from TV

Nov. 8, 2019 5:55 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An attack ad against Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards was pulled Friday from TV airwaves, after it claimed the Democratic governor's West Point roommate landed a state contract worth up to $65 million, even though the contract was never awarded. A Republican-financed, anti-Edwards...

Court to weigh fight over pipeline across Appalachian Trail

Oct. 4, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider reinstating a permit that was tossed out by a lower court that would allow construction of a natural gas pipeline through two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail. The justices said Friday they will hear appeals filed by energy...

Solar panels for every house? Maryland suburb to consider it

Sep. 29, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Solar panel mandates, a dramatic and hotly debated environmental policy with roots on the West Coast, could be coming to a suburb of the nation's capital. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich (D) plans to introduce legislation requiring all new single-family houses — and...