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Secrecy shrouds talks on New Mexico's methane emissions

Nov. 12, 2019 11:56 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has been outspoken about curbing methane emissions, but the advisory panel tasked with making recommendations is meeting behind closed doors and even the times and places of its gatherings are not made public. There have been no published agendas...

Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint

Nov. 4, 2019 4:17 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan, according to an investigation that tested drinking water in hundreds of homes and...

Automakers side with Trump in legal fight with California

Oct. 29, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and 10 smaller automakers are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards. The companies said Monday they will intervene in a lawsuit filed...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Oct. 23, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Gov. Wolf should step on the gas to clean up PA's power sector, labeled the 5th dirtiest in the nation Harrisburg Patriot News/Pennlive.com Oct. 20 Now that Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order for Pennsylvania to join...

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

Sep. 18, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel-efficient cars that create more planet-warming pollution. In...

EPA set to end California's ability to regulate fuel economy

Sep. 17, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. Conservative and free-market groups have been asked to attend a formal...