Appeals court clears way for start of EPA's cross-state rule
Federal appellate judges greenlighted yesterday U.S. EPA's implementation of a program to curb air pollution that drifts between states. The order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit comes after the Supreme Court upheld many aspects of the program in April, reversing a decision by the D.C. Circuit.
Environment, climate unlikely to tip scales on Election Day
Climate change and the environment aren't likely to be the dominant factors swaying midterm races across the country next month, according to recent polls gauging voters' priorities when they head to the polls on Election Day.
Can climate scientists tackle their issue's political problems? Meet Jess Spear
While voters are seeing a wide variety of politicians dodge climate issues this year, Jess Spear's approach is head-on. She knows she's facing tough odds, and it's not just because she is campaigning as a Socialist Alternative candidate for the 43rd Legislative District seat in the Washington state House of Representatives.
Filling household energy void in developing nations starts with small emissions rise -- study
Boosting household energy access has a minimal direct impact on climate change, according to a new paper that argues ending poverty should be the top short-term priority for poor countries.
PJM to offer 'stop gap' demand-response fixes by year's end
The PJM Interconnection, manager of the nation's largest wholesale electricity market, told regulators Wednesday that it plans to submit changes to the rules under which it operates to let it keep using demand-response programs in the wake of an adverse ruling by a federal appeals court.
Energy companies stockpiling drilling permits across West
Scott Kidwell, a top executive for Concho Resources Inc., came to Capitol Hill in July to urge senators to pass a bipartisan bill to expedite drilling permits on public lands. But Bureau of Land Management data show that Concho already owns -- but has yet to use -- more than 150 drilling permits it received as far back as 2010 in southeast New Mexico's Eddy and Lea counties.
IG faults Park Police in bungled search for missing woman
U.S. Park Police made several missteps in their response last year to a missing 83-year-old woman, with officers waiting more than two days before requesting a helicopter, inconsistently communicating her disappearance between shifts and making inappropriate comments about her fate, according to Interior's inspector general.