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Controversial Indiana environmental bills inch near passage

Apr. 13, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawmakers approved two environmental bills Tuesday that critics say could damage the state’s ecosystems by scaling back current policy affecting water, energy and other resources. A measure seeking to remove protections from Indiana’s already...

Family of slain Mexican environmentalist refuses to flee

Apr. 12, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The wife and children of an environmental activist slain in the mountains of southern Mexico have refused to leave their village despite threats against them, Mexico’s Interior Department said Monday. The department said authorities traveled to the...

Charles Booker forms exploratory committee for US Senate run

Apr. 12, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Charles Booker, whose unabashedly progressive campaign in Kentucky came up just short in last year's Senate primary, said Monday that he's forming an exploratory committee as he weighs a follow-up race in 2022 against Republican incumbent Sen. Rand Paul. ...

Homeowners, group seek action on Alabama Power's solar fee

Apr. 11, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Homeowners and an environmental group are asking federal regulators to step in over Alabama Power’s fees on home solar panels, fees they argue purposely discourages the use of solar in the sun-rich state. The petition filed with the Federal...

Group tallies cost of reducing bay pollution from Pa.

Apr. 09, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

An environmental group says that Pennsylvania would have to spend more than $500 million a year to meet a looming deadline for reducing pollution that flows into the Chesapeake Bay. The York Daily Record reported this week that the group is called PennFuture. It has made...

Honduras trial in Indigenous activist's murder paused

Apr. 07, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The trial of an alleged mastermind in the killing of Berta Cáceres, a prize-winning environmental and Indigenous rights defender in Honduras, was suspended Wednesday as the defense team attempted to change the judge. The pause came just one...

Germany's Greens to pick candidate for chancellor April 19

Apr. 07, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's environmentalist Greens will decide later this month which of their two co-leaders will make the party's first run for the chancellery in a national election in September, a senior party official said Wednesday. Annalena Baerbock and Robert...

Alleged mastermind of Honduran activist's murder on trial

Apr. 06, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduraspro (AP) — The trial of an alleged mastermind of the killing of Honduran environmental and Indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres began Tuesday, five years after the prize-winning activist was shot to death. Prosecutors say David Roberto Castillo...

Vegas water agency asks lawmakers to ban ornamental grass

Apr. 06, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas water officials want state lawmakers to require the removal of thirsty grass landscaping that isn’t used for recreation. Southern Nevada Water Authority lobbyist Andy Belanger told lawmakers Monday that climate change and growth in...

Indiana lawmakers amend environment bills as deadlines near

Apr. 04, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of amendments to bills affecting Indiana environmental policy have sparked debate among lawmakers as the Legislature enters its final stretch of the session. The proposed changes arrive as members of the General Assembly decide whether the...