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President Barack Obama
’s second-term promise to tackle climate change has clashed with election-year politics.Much of the political debate has focused on the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly proposed regulations on existing power ...
While Sen. Mitch McConnell is traveling Kentucky portraying himself as a friend of coal, his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, sits on the board of Bloomberg Philanthrophies, an organization that is supporting an anti-coal ...
Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama
administration on Friday seeking to block an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate
coal-fired power plants in an effort to stem climate change.The plaintiffs are led by West ...
As Republicans promote the state’s economic “miracle,” many climate scientists from Texas say prosperity has come at a steep price.
With its dependence on an energy industry that relies on extracting fossil fuels, scientists say Texas ...
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin shot a bullet through the cap-and-trade bill, while Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has delivered 71 floor speeches calling for action on global warming.
But even they can come together to find common ...
US president Barack Obama
’s plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions have been mostly backed by the Supreme Court. Some limits have been placed on the plans, including exempting some smaller emitters.Earlier this month, the US Environmental ...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday largely upheld the Obama
administration's authority to curb greenhouse gases from major emitters like power plants and refineries in a ruling that nonetheless exempted some smaller sources from the ...
The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama
administration's only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking ...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Environmental Protection Agency to require greenhouse-gas controls on power plants and other large stationary sources of pollution
, but ruled the agency was too aggressive in its approach.
In a case with major environmental and economic implications, the US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority when it sought to substantially expand its ability to control emissions of ...
The Supreme Court on Monday placed limits on the sole Obama
administration program already in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.
The justices said that the Environmental Protection ...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday trimmed the Obama
administration’s power to curb greenhouse gases under a long-running air pollution
program in a decision that means most major facilities, including power plants and refineries, will continue to ...
A divided Supreme Court blocked the Obama
administration Monday from requiring permits for greenhouse gas emissions from new or modified industrial facilities, but the ruling won't prohibit other means of regulating the pollutant that causes ...
Republican lawmakers from states reliant on coal production and coal-powered energy challenged a top administration official Thursday, questioning the legality and effects of new standards to reduce carbon pollution
through the nation's power ...
Much has been written about the nuclear agreements signed at the UK-China summit. Given the boost to low-carbon electricity, to energy security and to jobs, the Chinese interest in taking forward investment at Hinkley Point C, the UK's first ...
administration's emphasis on the public health benefits of its first-ever greenhouse gas emissions standards for existing power plants may help make climate change resonate with more Americans—which could build support for the ...
When the Obama
administration announced its new plan to cut carbon
dioxide from power plants to combat climate change, Louisiana found itself on the hook for a 40 percent reduction over the next 15 years or so -- one of the bigger decreases ...
Administration’s recent announcement that it plans to regulate
greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants evoked cries of protest and warnings of economic doom from the political right, and praise from the center and ...
City-dwelling Chinese may still be choking on smog, but amid all the haze, China may turning a corner in its fight on pollution
. Top Chinese officials have hinted at the fact that China is working hard to achieve "peak" greenhouse gas emissions, ...
The E. W. Brown power plant rides like an ocean liner on a rolling ridge in Kentucky, its smokestacks and plumes visible across fields of corn and cattle for miles around.
The coal-fired plant has lighted homes since Dwight D. Eisenhower ...
This week, President Obama
announced new EPA regulations on power plants -- the centerpiece of his second-term effort to fight climate change. The expected chorus of condemnation from Republicans -- who, for the most part, don't even accept ...
Administration took the most serious step toward limiting carbon pollution
of any in history. And besides its proposed rules for power plant carbon pollution
, the White House has already helped bring about an explosion in solar and wind ...
China is working on how to cap its greenhouse gas emissions for the first time, an effort that would spur the worldwide effort to hold back climate change.
The world’s biggest producer of fossil fuel emissions has been studying for more ...
Yesterday, the Obama
administration announced its proposal for regulating coal-burning power plants that for too long have been able to emit greenhouse gases with impunity. There’s a lot there to rejoice about, especially for people concerned ...
Could 2014 be a turning point for efforts to slash global greenhouse gas emissions? Maybe: in less than 24 hours the world's two largest emitters of carbon
dioxide announced plans to finally rein-in the gas most responsible for global ...