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  • Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

    Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Obama offered no indication of whether he'll...
  • The Keystone XL veto: first of many, or the only one necessary?

    The Keystone XL veto: first of many, or the only one necessary?
    Non-news flash: President Obama vetoed the bill Tuesday that would have forced the administration to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from eastern Alberta to the southern edge of Nebraska. Now that this little exercise in Kabuki...
  • Federal EPA to oversee pesticide inspections in North Dakota

    A federal audit has concluded that acceptable pesticide inspections haven't been conducted in North Dakota for years, possibly endangering the public. The regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency said in a statement Tuesday it will work...
  • Obama vetoes Keystone XL, creating more hurdles for pipeline

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a bill seeking to force him to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, just the third veto of his presidency. Republican leaders pledge to keep pushing for the 1,179-mile pipeline to ship crude oil from the...
  • Hogan to unveil 'enhanced' Bay farm pollution rules

    Hogan to unveil 'enhanced' Bay farm pollution rules
    Just a few weeks after blocking farm pollution rules finalized by his predecessor, Gov. Larry Hogan is unveiling his own proposal to limit poultry manure runoff fouling the Chesapeake Bay. Hogan has scheduled a 4:30 p.m. press conference today (Monday)...
  • Environmentalists warn EPA they will sue over failure to protect salmon from toxic chemicals

    Environmentalists are warning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency they will sue to force the agency to protect endangered salmon from toxic chemicals that regularly wash into Oregon rivers. Northwest Environmental Advocates filed a 60-day lawsuit...
  • House committee narrowly advances bill to open more rivers to gold suction dredging

    A committee on Wednesday sent the full Idaho House a bill aimed at eliminating federal Clean Water Act protections for gold suction dredges and also opening designated wild and scenic rivers such as the Middle Fork of the Salmon to miners. The bill...
  • Sides square off over climate change proposals by California Democrats

    The release of climate change proposals by Senate Democrats on Tuesday quickly spawned a heated debate over the direction of California's economy and the potential effect of new environmental regulations. Some unions and companies welcome the...
  • Hogan's 'rain tax' straw man

    Hogan's 'rain tax' straw man
    Webster's defines a "straw man" as "an argument or opponent set up so as to be easily refuted or defeated." We can find no better example than Gov. Larry Hogan's crusade against what he calls Maryland's "rain tax," which led this week to his...
  • Delegation says Environmental Protection Agency reaffirms approval of North Dakota haze plan

    The Environmental Protection Agency has reaffirmed its approval of North Dakota's plan to address haze caused by coal-fired power plants, rejecting an appeal by environmental groups who favor a federal plan. The EPA in 2012 agreed with the state Health...
  • Nuclear energy needed to meet EPA rules: My Word

    Nuclear energy needed to meet EPA rules: My Word
    The Jan. 19 Sentinel article "Will EPA rules raise utilities bills?" highlighted how difficult it will be for Florida to comply with the mandated reductions in air emissions from power plants. Some experts predict that the limits cannot be met without a...