ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Negotiations with world powers over how to curb Iran's nuclear program have reached a "turning point" for the better after nearly breaking down last year, the Islamic republic's top official at diplomatic talks said Wednesday at the close of two days of delicate discussions aimed at preventing Tehran from building an atomic arsenal.
Environmental Protection Agency officials met with residents of West Salem, Ore. to discuss an increase in a type of rare bone cancer feared to be related to environmental contamination, The Statesman Journal reports.
The National Association of Manufacturers and Senate Environment and Public Works ranking Republican Sen. David Vitter on Tuesday called on the Obama administration to rule out support for a carbon tax in any form.
The association released a study that it said found a net reduction in gross domestic product from a tax written as a substitute for higher future income tax rates. Separately, Vitter, R-La., called on the White House to denounce a carbon fee bill by Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., and Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal security regulators are investigating Peabody Energy Corp.'s role in development of the largest coal-fueled power plant built in the U.S. in the past three decades, the company disclosed in its latest annual report.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — State inspectors have issued 45 violations at a West Virginia coal mine since two men died there, including one for negligently rigging the switch on a hoist with a piece of wood and a rusty bolt.
Some industry leaders are concerned that shifting opinions and increased legislative action on hydraulic fracturing could hinder their chances to develop Colorado's energy resources, Bloomberg reports.
Dominion Resources Inc. told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week that it had removed all nuclear fuel from the reactor at the shuttered Kewaunee Nuclear Plant, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
A Colorado bill to establish a renewable energy mandate for cooperatives has faced a lawsuit and an advertising campaign over whether the bill would incentivize state renewable energy, The Gazette reports.