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Obama vows to press ahead on Clean Power Plan after setback

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Tuesday’s surprising move by the court is a blow to Obama and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents.

Supreme Court Stays Clean Power Plan

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In a surprising moves to legal experts, the Supreme Court today in a 5-4 ruling stayed the implementation of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) supporting greenhouse gas reductions at fossil fuel fired power plants.  The move was surprising because the Supreme Court rarely involves itself in the determination of whether or not a temporary […]
FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Bryant Gobble, left, hugs his wife, Sherry Gobble, right, as they look from their yard across an ash pond full of dead trees toward Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station in Dukeville, N.C. Duke says it will provide bottled water to residents living near coal ash pits in North Carolina. So far, more than 150 residential wells tested near Duke's dumps have failed to meet state groundwater standards. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7 million for coal ash spill

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The fine covers violations that Duke Energy admitted when it pleaded guilty to federal pollution crimes nine months ago and agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution, the state Department of Environmental Quality said.
In this Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, photo, motorists get gas at a Costco station in Sacramento, Calif. Fuel experts, economists and consumer advocates are expected to appear at a hearing of the Petroleum Market Advisory Committee, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, to discuss why California gas prices are consistently higher than the national average. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Experts look at why gasoline is expensive in California

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The average price in California for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.50 on Monday — 76.5 cents higher than the national average,
Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, in Houston on June 18, 2013. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

API president attacks Obama’s oil tax as “extremist agenda”

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Gerard expressed astonishment at the president’s proposal Monday, saying his group was only notified of the tax as the administration was “getting ready to roll it out.”
A jar holding waste water from hydraulic fracturing is held up to the light at a recycling site in Midland, Texas. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Many chemicals used in Texas fracking remain a mystery

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For the past five years, biochemist Zac Hildenbrand has investigated potential links between unconventional drilling and water quality, collecting thousands of samples throughout the major shale plays in Texas.
U.S. Senator Ed Markey, D-Mass (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US Sen. Markey faults feds on natural gas export decision

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The Massachusetts Democrat says the decision announced Friday will allow gas to be exported to Canada through the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline where it will be exported overseas. The pipeline currently flows from Canada into New England.
President Barack Obama gestures while giving State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listen at rear. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama to seek $10-a-barrel oil tax

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The White House hopes the proposal will drive a debate about the need to get energy producers to help fund efforts to fight climate change.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, left, accompanied by, from from left, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.,  Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks to reporters about progress on the bi-partisan energy bill, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016,  on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate blocks energy bill, as debate rages around Flint

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The move throws into question a bill that sought to reform policies across the energy sector, from hydroelectric dams to home efficiency to defense against cyber attacks on the power grid.
President Barack Obama arrives to speak on March 22, 2012 at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma. (AFP PHOTO/Mandel Ngan)

After Keystone victory, environmentalists pushing Obama on Atlantic drilling

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Activists on Wednesday delivered 2 million petitions to the White House opposing the proposed sale of drilling rights from Virginia to South Carolina.