Obama talks pollution with India as 1,500 US factory jobs are sent there

By   /  December 1, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Using the world climate summit as his backdrop, President Obama in a joint press conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India should “pursue the priorities of development, growth and poverty eradication … . At the same time, it also has to reflect serious and ambitious action by all nations to curb their carbon pollution.”

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EPA makes ethanol decision that ticks off both sides

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Iowa, National, News, regulations  /  No Comments

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A decision Monday by EPA regarding ethanol and the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard alienated just about everyone.

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Nanny State of the Week: New York might accidentally ban makeup

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Nanny State of the Week, National, New York, News, regulations  /  No Comments


An effort to ban water-clogging microbeads might inadvertently make many kinds of make-up illegal in New York City.

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Not again! A green energy company that got billions from feds is teetering

By   /  November 25, 2015  /  Arizona, California, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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Renewable energy company Abengoa is fighting for its financial life. The company and its subsidiaries have received nearly $3 billion from the government.

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How North Dakota’s oil industry is holding up, one year later

By   /  November 25, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News, North Dakota, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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North Dakota has taken some big economic hits due to the low price of oil but one year after OPEC took its best shot, the region is still standing.

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FAA’s pursuit of small drones registration rule could see lawsuit

By   /  November 25, 2015  /  National, News, regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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By skipping the normal public comment period, the move that could spark a round of litigation to overturn the agency’s anticipated rule.

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