Energy and the environment

Farmer Randy Miller is shown with his soybeans, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at his farm in Lacona, Iowa. Miller, who also farms corn, is among farmers unhappy with President Donald Trump over waivers granted to oil refineries that have sharply reduced demand for corn-based ethanol. Miller called it "our own country stabbing us in the back." (AP Photo/Julie Pace)
August 29, 2019 - 6:36 am
LACONA, Iowa (AP) — When President Donald Trump levied tariffs on China that scrambled global markets, farmer Randy Miller was willing to absorb the financial hit. Even as the soybeans in his fields about an hour south of Des Moines became less valuable, Miller saw long-term promise in Trump's...
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Members of the cabinet talk prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
August 28, 2019 - 2:47 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet has approved a plan to spend up to 40 billion euros ($44.4 billion) by 2038 to cushion the impact on coal-mining regions of abandoning the fossil fuel. Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said Wednesday that funds will start flowing once parliament has passed legislation...
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to striking telecommunications workers on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Sanders says it’s possible to be a friend of coal miners and a believer in climate change and the need for cleaner energy sources to combat it. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)
August 25, 2019 - 10:07 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says it's possible to be a friend of coal miners and a believer in climate change and the need for cleaner energy sources to combat it. In blunt terms rarely heard in Kentucky's political circles, the Vermont senator says bold...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 28, 2018 file photo, the floating nuclear power plant, the 'Akademik Lomonosov', is towed out of the St. Petersburg shipyard where it was constructed in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Akademik Lomonosov that carries two 35-megawatt nuclear reactors set out Friday Aug. 23, 2019, from the Arctic port of Murmansk on the Kola Peninsula on a three-week journey to Pevek on the Chukotka Peninsula. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
August 23, 2019 - 8:17 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's first floating nuclear power plant sailed Friday to its destination on the nation's Arctic coast, a project that environmentalists have criticized as unsafe. The Akademik Lomonosov is a 140-meter (459-foot) long towed platform that carries two 35-megawatt nuclear reactors. On...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 22, 2019 - 7:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released a $16.3 trillion climate plan that builds on the Green New Deal and calls for the United States to move to renewable energy across the economy by 2050 and declare climate change a national emergency. While the Vermont...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee waves after speaking during a campaign event at the Unity Freedom Presidential Forum in Pasadena, Calif. Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night, Aug. 21, that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
August 21, 2019 - 11:45 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid, is set to announce Thursday that he'll seek a third term as governor. Two people close to Inslee told The Associated Press that Inslee planned to make the announcement in an email to...
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August 20, 2019 - 4:06 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A 2015 pipeline spill of liquid natural gas in western North Dakota initially reported as just 10 gallons is at least hundreds of thousands of gallons larger and may take another decade to clean up, state health officials said Tuesday. Oklahoma-based Oneok Partners LP reported...
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August 13, 2019 - 7:48 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge barred the Trump administration on Tuesday from acting on the recommendations of an energy advisory panel that was created to make it easier to extract fossil fuels from public lands and waters. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy sided with a Montana-based conservation...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo, the Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. A coalition of 22 Democratic-led states has sued the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, says the new rule violates the federal Clean Air Act because it does not meaningfully replace power plants' greenhouse gas emissions. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
August 13, 2019 - 5:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coalition of 21 Democratic-led states sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants, with California's governor saying the president is trying to rescue an outdated industry. In June, the U.S. Environmental...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Pennsylvania Shell ethylene cracker plant on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 in Monaca, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 13, 2019 - 1:49 pm
MONACA, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for the construction of a major manufacturing facility in western Pennsylvania as he tries to reinvigorate supporters in the Rust Belt towns that sent him to the White House in 2016. Trump visited Shell's soon-to-be completed...
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