A federal judge ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency could not fine U.S. Steel for alleged violations made in 1990 at an Indiana plant but said the agency could require equipment upgrades, the Post-Tribune reports.
Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., called on U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to extend the term of Marco Gonzales, a leader on international climate change treaties, The Hill reports.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park — one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. — raged beyond the control of firefighters, but several days after it started it there has been minimal property damage and only voluntary evacuations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is launching a two-day bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania to promote proposals for making college more affordable, a goal he has cast as "a personal mission."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are much less worried about drunken, drowsy and aggressive driving than they were four years ago even though traffic deaths have begun to edge back up, according to a national survey released by AAA.
ORRVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Microphone in hand, Republican Rep. Jim Renacci gave his constituents a grim report on Washington's gridlock.
House Republicans, he said, had passed a number of bills that would boost energy production, cut regulations and rein in spending. But, he added, President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats haven't done their part.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow on the EPA's rule to limit cross-border sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollution, while a federal appeals court takes up the agency's mercury pollution rule, Bloomberg reports.
TransCanada said it began moving oil into the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, the first step for the pipeline to deliver oil from Cushing, Okla. to Gulf Coast refineries, FuelFix reports.
White House Council on Environmental Quality Deputy Director Gary Guzy said he would leave his post this month to begin work at international law firm Convington and Burling next year, The Hill reports.
Democratic governors from Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states urged the EPA to regulate air pollution from states in the Midwest and South, arguing the wind-blown emissions threaten their citizens' health, Reuters reports.
The Environmental Protection Agency's draft 2014-2018 strategic plan suggests the agency will limit in-person inspections and litigation against polluters as it increases its focus on preventing pollution by encouraging new technology, E&E reports.
Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Kerri-Ann Jones met with representatives from five major environmental groups to hear their concerns about the Keystone XL pipeline and the State Department's pending environmental impact statement, FuelFix reports.