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Judge allows lawsuit seeking action on Lake Erie algae

Nov. 13, 2019 3:11 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge in Ohio says an environmental group pushing for mandatory regulations to prevent toxic algae blooms on Lake Erie can move forward with its lawsuit. The judge in Toledo issued a ruling Wednesday denying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s request to dismiss...

AP Exclusive: FBI eyes how Pennsylvania approved pipeline

Nov. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Gov. Tom Wolf's administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline project to carry highly volatile natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned. FBI agents have...

Groups plan to remove dam that blocks fish spawning grounds

Nov. 11, 2019 11:26 AM EST

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — Environmental groups are planning to remove a 1970s dam in Connecticut that has blocked alewife herring from returning from the ocean to freshwater spawning grounds. The Day reports that a recently announced $187,000 grant from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund will help pay for...

Thai court orders park chief arrested in activist's murder

Nov. 11, 2019 10:23 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Monday issued arrest warrants for the former head of a major national park and three park employees accused of killing an ethnic Karen environmental activist. The Department of Special Investigation announced that a special court for state officials approved the warrants in...

Ex-GOP congressman to speak at Indiana environmental event

Nov. 11, 2019 7:54 AM EST

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — A former Republican congressman who's made it his mission to convince conservatives to take climate change seriously will speak this weekend at a gathering of Indiana environmental groups. Bob Inglis is scheduled to deliver Saturday's keynote address at the annual "Greening the...

Austria's Kurz to launch coalition talks with Greens

Nov. 11, 2019 5:03 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz announced Monday that his party will enter coalition talks with the environmentalist Greens. If negotiations succeed, they will likely produce a very different government from his previous alliance with the far-right. Kurz, 33, announced the start...

Capitol Watch: New Yorkers await toxic chemical testing

Nov. 9, 2019 1:52 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It's unclear just when New York will move ahead with ambitious plans that were announced last year to test public water systems for three industrial chemicals. State regulators have been working to require public water systems to test for and clean up three contaminants linked with...

Interior proposes coveted deal to ex-client of agency head

Nov. 8, 2019 7:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is proposing to award one of the first contracts for federal water in perpetuity to a powerful rural California water district that had long employed Secretary David Bernhardt as a lobbyist. Conservation groups are demanding fuller disclosure of financial terms and...

Ben & Jerry's sued over 'happy cow' characterization

Nov. 8, 2019 6:29 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ben & Jerry's is facing a lawsuit accusing the ice cream maker and its parent company of false advertising by saying the milk and cream in its products comes from "happy cows." In a complaint filed Oct. 29 in federal court in Burlington, Vermont, where Ben & Jerry's was...

Hundreds rally with activist Greta Thunberg in N Carolina

Nov. 8, 2019 5:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sixteen-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg told a crowd in North Carolina that climate change needs to be tackled "right now." The Charlotte Observer reports Thunberg spoke before an estimated 1,200 people gathered Friday in Charlotte. The Swedish teenager has been...