By Tori Richards and Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
These are boom times for SolarCity, the solar energy company backed by libertarian-leaning entrepreneur Elon Musk.
The company’s stock, initially offered at $8 a share in December 2012, is trading around $82 a share early Monday. And in a shareholder’s meeting last week, company officials said they’re bullish on [...]
By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org
The Environmental Protection Agency soon will act to kill thousands of jobs, block millions in annual revenue for state and local governments and expand the federal power to previously unforeseen levels.
In a Friday morning news release, EPA officials announced it will take action to block or greatly restrict the Pebble Mine, [...]
In a town that pats itself on the back for environmental sensitivity, a ban on plastic bags in grocery stores in Santa Fe seemed pretty straightforward.Read More →
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau
ST. PAUL, Minn.— The backers of a southeastern Minnesota wind farm touted as a model for other communities face a $3.3-million lawsuit in U.S. District Court filed by the South Korean company that manufactured and financed the turbines for the Winona County Wind project.
But legal documents filed on behalf of [...]
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
HARRISBURG, Pa. — They know it’s a long shot, but a small bipartisan group of state lawmakers is rolling out a plan for a severance tax on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry.
While the four lawmakers might have crossed the aisle to work on the proposal, there’s doubt from opponents that they’ll [...]