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  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Environmentalists and the Pocahontas Land Corp. have agreed to settle a lawsuit over coal mine drainage into streams in southern West Virginia. The environmental groups say Pocahontas' former White Flame mountaintop-removal mine in Mingo County continues to discharge selenium, dissolved solids, sulfates and other pollutants into...

  • The EPA is considering similar requirements for chemical manufacturers, power generation companies and the petroleum refining and coal manufacturing industries. From 2010 to 2014, the EPA spent $1.1 billion on cleanup work at abandoned hardrock mining and processing sites across the U.S. Companies would face a combined $7.1 billion financial...

  • Dec 2- A Nebraska nonprofit on Friday said it will propose that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc sell its investments in oil refiner Phillips 66 and other companies involved in fossil fuels over 12 years. The Nebraska Peace Foundation, which focuses on anti-war, civil rights and environmental issues, said it submitted a formal proposal for Berkshire...

  • GENEVA, Dec 2- European resistance to China's massive bicycle industry is just one potential stumbling block for environmental trade talks this weekend in Geneva, where World Trade Organization members could pave the way to scrap tariffs on exports worth over $1 trillion. Trade ministers from the European Union, China and 16 other WTO members including the...

  • The mayors of four major cities – Mexico City, Madrid, Paris and Athens – have pledged to ban diesel vehicles from their streets by 2025.

  • Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota for either the interior or energy secretary positions in his Cabinet, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. Trump is also considering Joe Manchin, another conservative Democratic senator who represents the coal state of West Virginia, and Gary Cohn, president and chief operating officer of Goldman...

  • Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota for either the interior or energy secretary positions in his Cabinet, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. Trump is also considering Joe Manchin, another conservative Democratic senator who represents the coal state of West Virginia, and Gary Cohn, president and chief operating officer of Goldman...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— A group of environmentalists is proposing that Warren Buffett's company sell off its investments in Phillips 66 and other companies tied to fossil fuels over 12 years. Nebraskans for Peace said Thursday it had submitted a formal proposal for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders to consider next spring. But the proposal would not apply to the...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- Retailers have long relied on sales of high-margin winter coats and boots to boost annual profits, but with the season becoming shorter and warmer, U.S. fund managers are shedding department store and apparel stocks, convinced the industry is becoming a victim of climate change. "They desperately need to acknowledge that climate change is...

  • The move by the Bureau of Land Management aims to address longstanding criticism of an often-cumbersome process that dictates development across almost 250 million acres of federal lands, primarily in 12 Western states and the Dakotas. Members of Congress, industry groups and local officials have raised concerns about the overhaul's practical effects.

  • MEXICO CITY— Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that even if President-elect Donald Trump pulls the United States back from the climate goals pledged a year ago in Paris, action by major American cities can continue advancing toward those goals. Bloomberg and the mayors of dozens of the world's largest cities were gathering this week at the C40...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- Carnival Corp's Princess Cruise Lines will plead guilty to seven felony charges for polluting the seas and deliberate acts to cover it up, and pay a record $40 million criminal penalty, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Shares of Carnival, the world's largest cruise operator, were down more than 2 percent at $50.29 in midday trading on...

  • MIAMI— Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty after pleading guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case that involved one ship's use of a so-called magic pipe to divert oily waste into the waters, authorities said Thursday. A plea agreement filed in federal court also requires Carnival Corp., parent company of the Princess...

  • An investigation found a major EPA study understated the threat that fracking poses to drinking water supplies.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- Carnival Corp's Princess Cruise Lines will plead guilty to seven felony charges of polluting the seas and trying to cover it up, and pay a record $40 million criminal penalty, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Shares of Carnival, the world's largest cruise operator, were down 1.8 percent at $50.50 in late-morning trading on the New...

  • A Halliburton oil well fielder works on a well head at a fracking rig site January 27, 2016 near Stillwater, Oklahoma.

    EPA officials made key last-minute changes to their presentation of a multiyear report on hydraulic fracturing's impact on water supplies.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- Carnival Corp's Princess Cruise Lines will plead guilty to seven felony charges over deliberate pollution and an intentional cover-up and pay a record $40 million criminal penalty, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

  • By Ron Bousso and Karolin Schaps. LONDON, Dec 1- Royal Dutch Shell plans to link part of its executive bonuses to greenhouse gas emissions and conduct more active screening of future investments to further efforts to reduce the energy group's carbon footprint, its CEO told Reuters. By the middle of the century you want to look at a portfolio that is really fit for...

  • SHELL PLANS TO LINK EXECUTIVE BONUSES TO PROGRESS ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS- CEO.

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 1- Senior Indian government officials tasked by the prime minister with reviewing energy security are recommending the break up of the country's coal monopoly, Coal India Ltd, within a year. The proposal, dated Nov 30, is expected to be presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon, three government officials with direct knowledge of the situation...