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  • Wolf to sign moratorium on new gas drilling leases in Pa. parks, forests

    HARRISBURG —Gov. Tom Wolf plans to sign an executive order ending a short-lived effort by his predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep below Pennsylvania's state parks and forests, his office said Wednesday....
  • Offshore drilling possible for Virginia?

    Offshore drilling possible for Virginia?
    The Obama administration's proposed five-year draft plan designating potential areas of the Outer Continental Shelf for future offshore oil and gas drilling includes a swath of the Atlantic stretching from Virginia to the Florida border. U.S. Department...
  • Ex-Los Alamos scientist accused of offering to make Venezuela a nuclear weapon to be sentenced

    A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced. Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni and his wife, Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, pleaded guilty in 2013 to offering to...
  • FPL to triple solar capacity next year as part of larger expansion

    FPL to triple solar capacity next year as part of larger expansion
    Florida Power & Light Co. plans to triple its solar energy capacity in the state next year, adding nearly 225 megawatts of power at three large solar farms in rural areas. The solar push is part of a larger clean-energy strategy for FPL that also...
  • Groups sue EPA over emissions from industrial livestock production

    A coalition of environmental, community and animal welfare groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday in an effort to push the Obama administration to reduce air pollution, including greenhouse gases, from enormous livestock feeding lots...
  • Republican-controlled House passes bill to speed up approvals of natural gas exports

    Continuing its charge on energy, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday passed a bill aimed at expediting approvals of natural gas exports. In a 277-133 vote, the House approved a bill giving the Energy Department a 30-day deadline to authorize...
  • Fire chief: Allentown homes evacuated after natural gas odor

    Fire chief: Allentown homes evacuated after natural gas odor
    Ten homes in Allentown were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after reports of a strong odor of natural gas in the area, fire officials said. Calls came in around 2 p.m. for the odor in the 600 block of North New Street, said Allentown Fire Capt. John...
  • FPL to invest $400 million to triple solar output

    FPL to invest $400 million to triple solar output
    Florida Power & Light Co. plans to invest between $400 million and $420 million to build three solar energy farms next year and aims to recover those costs from ratepayers, executives said. But the cost-recovery should have no "significant bill impact,"...
  • Plan to drill for oil off East Coast, limit it in Alaska, draws heat

    The Obama administration moved Tuesday to allow offshore drilling on the Atlantic Coast while protecting some, but not all, sensitive Arctic areas — actions that angered many and pleased few. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's proposal — part...
  • 5 things: Obama's move to set aside refuge from drilling fuels brewing energy battle with GOP

    President Barack Obama waded into a decades-long fight over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge over the weekend, announcing that his administration would pursue a wilderness designation for 12.28 million acres, barring drilling in most of the...
  • Is Obama pro- or anti-drilling? It depends

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is attempting to create a legacy as both driller-in-chief and environmental champion, as he proposes to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness while also touting a drilling boom across the United States...