DOE, Pentagon considering new uses for Nev. site -- lawmakers
House Republicans say two federal agencies are planning to use the remote Yucca Mountain site in southern Nevada for activities other than its congressionally authorized use as a repository for spent fuel from nuclear reactors.
Northeast fisheries chief's credo: 'Take the heat. ... Move on'
John Bullard is the face of the National Marine Fisheries Service in the Northeast -- and of its hot-button oversight of cod. The former mayor of New Bedford, Mass., says he doesn't sweat being unpopular if that will help save the region's historic cod fishery for the long haul. "This is what I signed up for," he said. "Difficult decisions have to be made. I don't want them to be faceless, anonymous or impersonal. I want everyone to know there is a real human being with a history they are very familiar with who is responsible."
Western regulators, utilities call for more time to implement EPA's Clean Power Plan
DENVER -- U.S. EPA proposed an unreasonable and costly deadline for states to begin reducing global warming emissions, according to utility officials and regulators in Western states who testified here yesterday before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
In a country of weather extremes, could climate change defeat sports-mad Australians?
At 12 years old, Alex Rance began playing Australian rules football. Six years later, he was drafted to the Richmond Tigers, a professional team based in Melbourne. Outdoor sports has been Rance's life, and, naturally, he knew weather has played a role, but it wasn't until he came home from practice one day and began complaining about the extreme heat and extreme rains that his sister set him straight.
We have tools to ensure grid reliability under carbon rule -- EPA
U.S. EPA Chief Gina McCarthy told lawmakers yesterday that her agency is prepared to deal with potential electric reliability problems under the Clean Power Plan, whether through a "waiver or another process."
Clinton's green team ready for deployment
Hillary Clinton hasn't even announced a presidential bid yet, but key campaign players are already getting in place, fueling speculation about Clinton's likely cadre of green allies.
Judges signal more trouble looms for EPA's cross-state rule
U.S. EPA's effort to curb air pollution drifting across state lines was under siege in federal court again today, and it appeared vulnerable to the challenge from states and industry despite emerging victorious last year from the Supreme Court.
Justices back fisherman in test of white-collar crime law
The Supreme Court today said the government could not use a law enacted to prohibit the destruction of evidence following the Enron scandal to prosecute a commercial fisherman for throwing fish overboard.
Exelon seeks low-carbon standard to aid its Ill. reactors
Illinois legislators within days are expected to propose a low-carbon energy standard aimed at helping prop up Exelon Corp.'s fleet of six nuclear plants, three of which have struggled to remain profitable in recent years.