For a clean energy transition that truly safeguards the climate, the country needs moonshot legislation - a bill that would authorize billions of dollars to redirect the economy away from fossil fuels and toward a low-carbon future. Historically, those kinds of bills only happen on the heels of a crisis. The coronavirus pandemic is one of them.
Garfield and Mesa counties are among nine statewide that are jointly suing the state over new oil and gas air-quality rules that the counties say unfairly impact rural areas including western Colorado.
Maryland lawmakers have introduced an emergency bill that seeks to break off Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed deal with Exelon Corp. - a deal, they say, would box out the state from overseeing the Conowingo Dam's water quality impacts to Chesapeake Bay waterways.
Two communities — one in Canada, one in the U.S. — share both a border along the St. Marys River and a toxic legacy that has contributed to high rates of cancer. Now the towns are banding together to fight a ferrochrome plant.