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SEATTLE, June 2- The Seattle city council voted unanimously on Monday to approve a sharp increase in the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next seven years, marking the first time a major U.S. city has committed to such a high base level of pay.
WASHINGTON, June 2- Two lawmakers from the coal-producing state of West Virginia said on Monday they plan legislation to stop rules to set caps on carbon emissions from U.S. power plants.
WASHINGTON, June 2- The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday that form the centerpiece of the Obama administration's climate change strategy.
WASHINGTON, June 1- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans on Monday to propose a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from the country's existing power plants by 2030, people briefed on the proposal told Reuters. The White House and the EPA declined to confirm or comment on the rules before they are released.
WASHINGTON, May 28- A U.S. plan to curb carbon emissions from power plants is likely to come under attack this summer by industry opponents in a bid to stir voter anger ahead of elections in November, when voters in states such as Kentucky and West Virginia could decide whether Democrats keep control of the Senate.
WASHINGTON, May 28- This summer is likely to see a series of attacks by industry opponents of a U.S. plan to curb carbon emissions from power plants in a bid to stir voter anger ahead of elections in November, when voters in states such as Kentucky and West Virginia may determine whether Democrats keep control of the Senate.
WASHINGTON, May 27- Companies known as data brokers collect and sell information about "nearly all" U.S. consumers, drawing potentially harmful conclusions about them largely without their knowledge, U.S. regulators said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, May 20- President Barack Obama's landmark rules to cut power plant emissions will likely give a fresh push to regional U.S. carbon cap-and-trade systems by allowing for a holistic, state-wide view of new pollution targets, sources familiar with the process said.
*Coal tops the list for deaths in energy sector. *Coal is also a major polluter. Coal mining is responsible for more fatalities than the production of any other energy source due to poor working conditions in producing countries such as China, Turkey, South Africa, Indonesia and Colombia.
BECKLEY, W.Va., May 13- The West Virginia coal mine where a collapse this week killed two workers had "chronic compliance issues" and received numerous citations from inspectors last year, federal authorities said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW, May 12- Russian steelmaker Severstal has received bids from potential buyers for its North American operations, a Russian source familiar with the matter said on Monday. Severstal's operations in the United States consist of steel plants in Dearborn, Michigan and Columbus, Mississippi.
Eleven Democratic senators urged Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone.
General Motors is facing increasing pressure to compensate victims for an ignition defect that prompted the recall of 1.6 million vehicles.
Google is lobbying officials in at least three states to stop proposed restrictions on driving with headsets such as Google Glass.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports why the water crisis in West Virginia is far from over.
Freedom Industries filled for bankruptcy on Friday, eight days after a leak from one of it's storage tanks contaminated drinking water in W. Virginia.
A judge rejected a conservative challenge to insurance subsidies available to people that declined to establish their own online marketplaces.
Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.
Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.
These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.