VANCOUVER, Sept 17- The Supreme Court of British Columbia has rejected a local municipality's bid for a temporary injunction to stop survey work for an oil pipeline expansion project proposed by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The U.S. Senate's top Democratic and Republican tax law writers on Wednesday both urged colleagues to renew a set of expired federal tax breaks, many of which support renewable energy. "We are optimistic that Congress will pass tax extenders," said David Ward, spokesman for the American Wind Energy Association.
CHICAGO— A legislative panel said Tuesday that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect.
BOSTON— Wynn Resorts and Massachusetts gambling regulators finalized the license Wednesday for a $1.6 billion casino outside Boston. Wynn brings a track record of success in competitive gambling jurisdictions, including Las Vegas and Asia, said James McHugh, acting commissioner of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.— A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a $2.9 million settlement that would benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in a January chemical spill. Judge Ronald Pearson filed the order Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Charleston. Pearson's approval lets a U.S. District Court judge consider the deal as a separate lawsuit.
CLEARWATER, Fla.— It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Petersburg in the south and stretching north to Florida's Big Bend, where the peninsula ends and the Panhandle begins. It's spooky, "said Clearwater fisherman Brad Gorst as he steered the charter fishing boat Gulfstream 2 in waters near Honeymoon Island, where dead fish recently washed ashore.
AUGUSTA, Maine— A California billionaire's political operation is entering Maine's three-way race for governor and will target 90,000 potential voters who it believes can help defeat Republican Gov.
ALBANY, N.Y.— New York state is investing $55 million in five projects around the state that aim to boost economic development through education and research. Andrew Cuomo announced the state grants Tuesday during stops in Syracuse and New Paltz.
WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican considering a 2016 U.S. presidential run, accused the Obama administration on Tuesday of being "science deniers" when it comes to energy, a critique often aimed at his own party.
NEW YORK, Sept 16- The U.S. federal government has rejected most of a $511 million loan request for the renewal of New York state's Tappan Zee Bridge, dealing a blow to one of governor Andrew Cuomo's most prominent infrastructure projects just weeks ahead of state elections.
BEIJING, Sept 17- Nearly four years after a massive state-run steel mill on the outskirts of Beijing was closed to help cut smog in the Chinese capital, little has been done to clean up the contaminated site.
BOSTON— Wynn Resorts has bested Mohegan Sun for the lucrative Boston- area casino license, based largely on the strength of its $1.6 billion project's economic development potential.
WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican considering a 2016 presidential run, on Tuesday accused the Obama administration of being "science deniers" when it comes to energy, a critique often lobbed at his own party.
WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday gave the public 45 more days to weigh in on a plan that would for the first time curb the pollution blamed for global warming from the nation's coal-fired power plants.
DETROIT— The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that CMS Energy Corp. will undertake an estimated $1 billion program to cut emissions from five coal-fired power plants in Michigan to settle air pollution complaints.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply, bringing it in line with other states that have long regulated their wells.
WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The White House on Tuesday announced steps to tackle a potent greenhouse gas used in refrigeration and air conditioning, of which the United States is the world's largest producer, a week ahead of a major UN summit focused on addressing climate change.
Andrew Cuomo's proposal to use half a billion dollars in federal clean water loans to help finance the cost of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, instead approving only $29 million. The EPA did authorize $29 million for marsh restoration, stormwater management and other smaller projects related to the bridge.
BOSTON— An energy company is seeking federal approval for a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local opposition. Houston- based Kinder Morgan Inc. filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday.
PITTSBURGH— The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.
Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential. The White House has said its promotion of domestic energy production, the use of wind and solar power and the reduction in oil consumption have had economic benefits and reduced carbon emissions.