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Judge orders Greenpeace to stay away from drill ships

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Greenpeace protesters to stay away from Royal Dutch Shell PLC ships.

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason on Friday also prohibited Greenpeace from flying unmanned vehicles over the offshore Arctic area where Shell plans to drill.

Feds eye giving endangered status to Gulf whale species

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With as few as about a dozen of the mammals left, federal regulators say a unique species of baleen whales in the Gulf of Mexico about 70 miles off the Florida Panhandle may be threatened with extinction and could get special protection from federal regulators.

In April, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced it was looking at granting endangered or threatened status to the small population of Bryde's whales that live in the DeSoto Canyon region, a deep-water area about 50 miles east of the site of BP's catastrophic oil spill five years ago.

NY gov says nuclear plant fire produced river oil slick

BUCHANAN, New York (AP) — Part of a New York state nuclear power plant remained offline Sunday after a transformer fire created another problem: thousands of gallons of oil leaking into the Hudson River, officials said.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said emergency crews were out on the water near Buchanan trying to contain and clean up transformer fluid that leaked from Indian Point 3.

Apple steps up efforts to go green in China

PALO ALTO, California (AP) — Apple says it's boosting efforts to go green in China by partnering with conservationists to promote sustainable forestry for paper production.

CEO Tim Cook also said in a statement Sunday that he will try to get Apple's Chinese suppliers and contract manufacturers to use renewable energy to power their factories.

Panel on CEQ guidance for greenhouse gas emissions

Washington, May 11, 2015, 2:00 pm

The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas to hold panel forum on the Council for Environmental Quality's latest guidance for federal agencies to consider climate change and greenhouse gas emissions in rulemaking and its impact on LNG exports.

Wilson Center forum on climate change and child health

Washington, May 11, 2015, 1:00 pm

The Wilson Center, American University and the Children's Environmental Health Network to host forum on the impacts of climate change on children's health and potential policy solutions.

Daines speaks at BPC

Washington, May 11, 2015, 12:00 pm

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., to speak at Bipartisan Policy Center on applying private-sector experience to lawmaking.

Biden, Foxx speak on infrastructure

Washington, May 11, 2015, 8:00 am

Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Anthony Foxx to speak on infrastructure upgrades at Bloomberg Government briefing.

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House, Senate to forge ahead on energy reform packages

Reforms to the nation's energy policies and efforts to upgrade infrastructure are set to dominate the agenda on Capitol Hill this week, as both the House and Senate energy committees make progress toward comprehensive energy bills.

Both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee are working to produce broad legislation. taking on infrastructure bills this week. Chairman Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said last week she was in contact with her counterpart Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., as their panels move their bills along.

Nebraska Governor vetoes gas tax hike for transportation projects

Source: 
The Hill

A bill to raise Nebraska's gasoline tax to fund transportation projects has been vetoed by Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts, The Hill reports.

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