As President Barack Obama is set to highlight measures he can take without Congress, Republican lawmakers are already trying to unravel rules aimed at combating climate change before they are finalized.
A chemical spill that left 300,000 people in West Virginia unable to drink their water is reviving calls for more stringent regulation of thousands of chemical storage sites in the U.S., especially those near water supplies.
Congress is in a holding pattern on rewriting the renewable fuels mandate, as an Environmental Protection Agency plan to cut the quota has curbed unease about the program, a lawmaker involved in the negotiations said.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans aggressive efforts to back “pro-business” candidates, some of whom will face Tea Party opponents in Republican primary elections this year, Tom Donohue, the group’s president, said today.
Legislation for U.S. disposal of nuclear waste must provide for storage at Yucca Mountain, the head of a House panel overseeing environmental issues said, renewing the debate over the abandoned Nevada site.
Coal’s future is being built in rural Mississippi, and so far this is what it looks like: a $1 billion cost overrun, a stew of legal battles, a revolt by ratepayers and a credit downgrade for the local utility.
Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Republicans who criticized the Obama administration for providing U.S. backing to the failed Solyndra LLC sought such federal loan guarantees for cleaner-coal projects they favored.