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Fracking ban fails to advance in California Legislature

Apr. 13, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers Tuesday rejected a bill that would have banned fracking in the state, succumbing to pressure from the powerful oil and gas industry and their labor union allies who warned the bill would have cost good-paying jobs. The bill...

Washington state Senate OKs carbon-cap legislation

Apr. 09, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Democratic-led Senate has passed two key pieces of Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate agenda, a plan to put a price on carbon pollution and a measure that would require fuel producers and importers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with gasoline and other...

Biofuels producers, farmers not sold on switch to electric

Apr. 07, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The president and auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress aren’t buying it. They argue that now is the time to...

Lawmaker apologizes for doing video hearing while driving

Apr. 07, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A state senator from Washington has apologized after she participated in a legislative video hearing while she drove a car to the Capitol. The Seattle Times reports that Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, said her attempt to multitask Tuesday morning while...

Police find $20K of cocaine in Chicago man's car

Apr. 04, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

OSSEO, Wis. (AP) — A Chicago man is in trouble with the law after police in western Wisconsin discovered $20,000 worth of cocaine in his car. The La Crosse Tribune reported that court documents show a Trempealeau County Sheriff’s deputy stopped...

The Latest: Flags at half-staff after Capitol officer killed

Apr. 02, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Friday's lockdown at the U.S. Capitol complex (all times local): 5 p.m. President Joe Biden has ordered that U.S. flags at the White House be lowered to half-staff until April 6 in honor of a U.S. Capitol Police...

Chief: 1 Capitol Police officer killed after car rams into law enforcement at security barricade, 2nd officer injured

Apr. 02, 2021 14:56 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief: 1 Capitol Police officer killed after car rams into law enforcement at security barricade, 2nd officer injured.

Biden aims to juice EV sales, but would his plan work?

Apr. 02, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dangling tax credits and rebates in his drive to fight climate change, President Joe Biden wants you to trade your gas-burning car, truck or SUV for a zero-emissions electric vehicle. Some buyers would find his offer persuasive. Yet Biden's goal is a...

Biden aims to juice EV sales, but would his plan work?

Apr. 01, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dangling tax credits and rebates in his drive to fight climate change, President Joe Biden wants you to trade your gas-burning car, truck or SUV for a zero-emissions electric vehicle. Some buyers would find his offer persuasive. Yet Biden's goal is a...

GM expands board to 13 with Meg Whitman and NBA's Mark Tatum

Mar. 25, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors said Thursday that it has expanded its board to 13 members and appointed former Hewlett-Packard chief Meg Whitman and NBA executive Mark Tatum as directors. The 64-year-old Whitman, who also previously led eBay and the short-lived video...