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Duke Energy offers CO2 cut options for NC by 2030, '32, '34

May. 16, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp.'s electricity-generating subsidiaries for North Carolina told regulators on Monday how they can comply with a new state law demanding significant greenhouse gas reductions by the end of the decade. The document filings with the North Carolina...

Miami-Dade is working on a plan to clean up Biscayne Bay

May. 14, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Biscayne Bay is in dire straits, with several fish kills racked up over the last few summers, vanishing seagrass meadows and climate change cranking up the heat on Miami-Dade’s blue gem. Now, for the first time, Miami-Dade County is developing a formal,...

Lawsuit: NYC companies violated school bus idling laws

May. 12, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three companies that operate more than 600 school buses in New York City are being sued by the state attorney general's office on allegations they repeatedly violated bus idling laws and polluted the city's air since 2019. Attorney General Letitia James announced...

Weyerhaeuser settles suit for $600K over water violations

May. 12, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Timber company Weyerhaeuser will pay $600,000 after reaching a settlement with conservation group Columbia Riverkeeper, despite denying allegations it had broken Washington state water quality laws. The Daily News in Longview reported Riverkeeper in March...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 12, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

New York Post. May 9, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Hochul’s ‘no message’ agenda is really about her “I have no message,” Gov. Kathy Hochul told ABC 7’s Bill Ritter about rumors that her disgraced predecessor Andrew Cuomo could play spoiler in this year’s...

Jackson’s sewers dumped 44.7 million gallons of waste

May. 11, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Nearly 45 million gallons of untreated wastewater was released over a four-month period into the environment due to sewer failures in Mississippi's capital, according to the latest quarterly report the city submitted to federal regulators. The report, required...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 11, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 10, 2022. Editorial: A virtual era for state’s court system Pandemic-related online innovation deserves support and budget help at the State Capitol. Like most government functions, Minnesota’s court system experienced...

California lays out plan to drastically cut fossil fuel use

May. 10, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New homes built in California starting in 2026 need to be powered by all-electric furnaces, stoves and other appliances if California is to meet its ambitious climate change goals over the next two decades, according to a state pollution-reduction plan released Tuesday....

Vermont governor vetoes clean heat standard bill

May. 08, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott has vetoed a bill that would have created a clean heat standard for Vermont to help the state reduce emissions from heating buildings to meet the state's climate change commitments. Scott said in his veto message on Friday that the...

New Mexico regulators adopt clean car rule

May. 06, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have adopted more stringent motor vehicle emissions standards as part of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s push against climate change. The rule was adopted Thursday by the state Environmental Improvement Board following a joint public...