SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A building supplier phoned Pollard Lumber Co. about providing wood for a large government construction project in Georgia, but the deal broke down over a single question about how the family-owned sawmill has committed itself to environmentally friendly practices.
DENVER (AP) — Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will start work next week as a partner in an international law firm that will allow him to remain in his home state and work on cases involving the energy industry he once regulated.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The FBI investigation of state Sen. Ron Calderon involves legislation he introduced for a Los Angeles-area water district that uses his brother as a consultant, according to two people questioned by federal agents.
Senate Commerce Committee hearing, "Gulf Restoration: A Progress Report Three Years after the Deepwater Horizon Disaster." NOAA General Counsel Lois Schiffer, Interior Acting Assistant Secretary Rachel Jacobsen among witnesses.
House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee hearing on pending bills, includes H.R. 2192 to amend the Antiquities Act, and H.R. 1495, the Arizona Land Sovereignty Act.
The Environmental Protection Agency said late Wednesday it would not impose new regulations on runoff from large animal feeding lots into the Chesapeake Bay.
In an amendment to the settlement of a 2010 lawsuit brought by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, EPA said it will continue to pursue cooperative actions with farmers and officials in the six states whose animal operations are thought to affect the bay.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For much of last year, Iowa's most pressing agricultural problem was a drought that baked farm fields and parched crops, turning them brown and crumbly. Then the skies finally opened up, providing one of the soggiest springs on record.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says nearly $400 billion in infrastructure spending is needed over the next two decades to ensure that Americans continue to have safe drinking water.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., pledged to push a vote to complete the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility in Nevada if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., moves to limit filibusters, Roll Call reports.