FWS moves to regulate bird kills from oil wells, power lines
The Obama administration is considering a new program to permit and mitigate accidental bird kills from drilling pits, gas flares, power lines and communications towers, a move aimed at reducing major sources of avian mortality that was cheered by bird advocates.
Interior warns USDA of water impacts from major south rim development
Plans to build major commercial and residential complexes on the south rim of the Grand Canyon could imperil the park's springs and undermine the United States' conservation commitments under an international treaty, a top Interior Department official warned this month in a letter to the Agriculture Department.
Coal retirements to more than double under Clean Power Plan -- EIA
A new analysis from the federal government's energy statisticians finds the Obama administration's plan to reduce the power sector's heat-trapping carbon emissions would raise electricity prices 4.9 percent above their current trajectory by 2020.
More than 2,000 companies call for lowering emissions using a price on CO2
PARIS -- International business leaders meeting at a two-day summit here have called on governments to sign a global climate deal that leads to net-zero emissions. Their statement was signed by more than 2,000 companies.
Electric power association pulls out of deal with flagship Southern Co. coal project
An agreement by Mississippi electric power cooperatives to cost-share 15 percent of Mississippi Power Co.'s $6.2 billion "clean" coal plant in Kemper County has been scuttled after the cooperatives' power purchasing entity decided the power to be delivered from the Kemper plant would be too costly.
Effort to cut 'red tape' triggers lobbying battle in Senate
A Senate subcommittee has become a K Street hot spot with its two top senators leading an effort to target troublesome regulations.
GOP readies Interior-EPA bill for June markup
The wheels are in motion for a rare Senate markup of the annual spending bill that funds the Interior Department and U.S. EPA.