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  • DETROIT— BMW AG is recalling more than 19,000 i3 REx plug-in hybrids in the U.S. because they could develop a fuel vapor leak that would increase the risk of a fire. BMW says a fuel tank vent line may rub against the sleeve of a battery cable. BMW will notify owners and replace the fuel vent line for free.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and environmentalists worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Two Democrats from energy-producing states, Joe...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and green groups worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Senators voted 52-46 to approve Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • Scott Pruitt testifies during his Senate confirmation hearing for EPA administrator, Jan. 18, 2017.

    Scott Pruitt has attracted scorn from Democrats and environmentalists and praise from conservatives and the energy industry.

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A new supercomputer at a federally funded research center in Wyoming will do important work for a wide range of Earth science research. —Researchers at the University of Wyoming are simulating air currents around the spinning blades of wind turbines, data that could help make wind farms more efficient. Wyoming ranks among the top states for wind...

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A new supercomputer in Wyoming is carrying on modeling the effects of climate change, but scientists worry President Donald Trump could cut funding for such programs. The $30 million National Center for Atmospheric Research supercomputer named Cheyenne got to work on several science projects a few weeks ago. Wyoming produces close to 40...

  • In a statement on Thursday evening, Burgum and the Army Corps refused to extend next Wednesday's deadline. Army Corps spokesman Ryan Hignight said contractors working for the agency would enter the camp as soon as they could. The exchange came a day after Burgum ordered pipeline opponents to move off of land owned by the Army Corps, citing safety and...

  • London is to introduce a 'toxicity charge' for polluting cars from October.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate is expected to approve President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and green groups worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Trump's nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • Pennsylvania environmental regulators have found a likely correlation between a natural gas company's fracking operation and a series of tiny earthquakes in western Pennsylvania last year. Fracking, a method to extract gas or oil from underground shale rock, has been tied to earthquakes in neighboring Ohio and other states, but never before in...

  • Robert Murray, Murray Energy Corporation founder, president & CEO, discusses President Trump's repeal of a coal mining rule from the Obama administration.

  • A survey by volunteers in the U.K. has found that small plastic pellets are posing a big problem to shorelines across the country.

  • WASHINGTON/ SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb 17- When Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah introduced legislation last month to transfer about 3 million acres of federally-held public land to state control, he was bombarded by thousands of angry phone calls, letters and social media posts urging him to back off. Such areas include national forests, parks and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate is expected to approve President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and green groups worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Trump's nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • BANGKOK— A government committee has approved construction of an 800- megawatt coal power plant near pristine beaches on the Andaman Sea, Thailand's prime minister said Friday. The announcement by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan- ocha that the National Energy Policy Committee has given the go-ahead to the project was criticized by activists who worry the plant...

  • WASHINGTON/ SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb 17- When Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah introduced legislation last month to transfer about 3 million acres of federally-held public land to state control, he was bombarded by thousands of angry phone calls, letters and social media posts urging him to back off. Such areas include national forests, parks and...

  • BONN, Germany, Feb 16- Germany wants China to create a fairer business environment for foreign companies, especially German carmakers seeking to tap into Beijing's drive for greener cars, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Thursday. "I have as such urged minister Wang that China reinforce that, with clear signals of equal...

  • In a statement on Thursday evening, Burgum and the Army Corps refused to extend next Wednesday's deadline. Army Corps spokesman Ryan Hignight said contractors working for the agency would enter the camp as soon as they could. The exchange came a day after Burgum ordered pipeline opponents to move off of land owned by the Army Corps, citing safety and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- The Senate on Thursday moved closer to approving President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency even as nearly 800 former officials urged the chamber to reject the nominee, who sued the agency more than a dozen times as attorney general of oil-producing Oklahoma. The 773 former officials signed a letter sent to...

  • Feb 16- TransCanada Corp filed an application with Nebraska authorities on Thursday to route its Keystone XL pipeline through the state, saying it expected a decision this year for this crucial leg of the $8 billion project that had been stymied by environmental groups and other opponents. The 1,179- mile Keystone XL pipeline is meant to ship 830,000 barrels...