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Cuomo Gets Kudos, Scorn for New York Fracking Ban

posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:21 PM

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business interests for a planned state ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, even as he insists the decision wasn't his. Full Story

Farmers, Unionists Protest EU-US Free Trade Talks

posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Hundreds of farmers and trade unionists are protesting in Brussels against negotiations to set up a trans-Atlantic free trade zone, which they fear will leave them out in the cold at the expense of big multinationals. Full Story

Report Shows Drop in Iowa Farmland Values

posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:15 PM

The average price of Iowa farmland fell nearly 9 percent in the past year, but it still remains far above the prices of a decade ago. Full Story

Avian Flu Confirmed in Wild Birds; Poultry Farmers Cautious

posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Agriculture officials said Tuesday they've found avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state but there's no immediate public health concern. Full Story

Year after WV River Spill, Execs Face Charges

posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:14 PM

When state inspectors arrived at Freedom Industries asking about a licorice smell enveloping West Virginia's capital city, the point person at the tank farm, Dennis P. Farrell, told them he knew nothing about a chemical leak. Almost a year later,... Full Story

U.S. Farmers Produce Bountiful Crop of Dry Beans

posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:13 PM

U.S. farmers produced a bountiful crop of dry beans this year, but any potential savings for consumers might be gobbled up by freight problems in the Northern Plains, where much of the crop is grown. Full Story

Colorado Vows to Defend Pot Law Against States' Challenge

posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Colorado's top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional, saying the drug is freely flowing into... Full Story

McConnell Wants to Stop Coal Rules

posted on December 19, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" has devastated his state's economy. Full Story

Falling Oil Prices Raise New Concerns for States

posted on December 12, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Plummeting oil prices may add a little jingle in the pockets of holiday shoppers and travelers but are raising financial worries in some states that had been tapping into surging oil tax revenues to pay for roads and other government services. Full Story

With Future Uncertain, Colorado Shields its Water

posted on December 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Colorado is drawing up a strategy to capture and protect some of the trillions of gallons of water that gushes out of the Rocky Mountains every spring. Full Story

Oil prices fall further after IEA cuts forecast

posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Oil prices fell further Friday after the International Energy Agency lowered its forecast for global oil demand next year. Full Story

Lawmakers hear that U.S. is behind in drone use

posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Lawmakers have been told today that the U.S. is falling behind other countries in allowing commercial use of drone aircraft. Full Story

Oregon GMO Labeling Proponents Concede Defeat

posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Proponents of an Oregon ballot measure requiring labels on genetically modified foods conceded defeat Thursday after a judge ruled against them and an automatic recount appeared unlikely to sway the outcome.w. Full Story

U.S. Gas Consumption Plateaus, Fuel Exports up Elsewhere

posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Energy Department data shows the U.S. has reduced more carbon pollution from energy than any other nation, about 475 million tons between 2008 and 2013. At the same time however, U.S. exports of diesel and gasoline have doubled since President... Full Story

Lawmakers Wary of Genetically Modified Food Labels

posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:44 PM

The food industry is likely to find a more receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.Republicans and Democrats on a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee questioned Wednesday whether... Full Story
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