Environmental activism

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, Pinot Noir grapes just picked are shown in a bin in Napa, Calif. Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on three organophosphate pesticides _ chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion _ after a years-long court fight by environmental groups. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 12, 2018 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 16, 2015, file photo, a customer re-fuels her car in Robinson Township, Pa. New government data shows gas mileage for 2016 model year light-duty vehicles sold in the United States made smaller than expected gains in fuel economy over the last year, though new cars are generally sipping less gas and spewing less plant-warming carbon emissions than their predecessors. The Environmental Protection Agency released its latest annual CO2 fuel economy trends Thursday, showing 2016 vehicle fuel economy was 24.7 mpg, higher than model year 2015 by only one-tenth of a gallon. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 11, 2018 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — New government data shows gas mileage for 2016 model year light-duty vehicles sold in the United States made smaller than expected gains in fuel economy over the last year, though new cars are generally sipping less gas and spewing less planet-warming carbon emissions than their...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, a man watches a BP refinery in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. New York City officials say they will begin the process of dumping about $5 billion in pension fund investments in fossil fuel companies, including BP, because of environmental concerns. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
January 10, 2018 - 3:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is taking on the oil industry on two fronts, announcing a lawsuit Wednesday that blames the top five oil companies for contributing to global warming and saying the city will sell off billions in fossil fuel investments from the city's pension funds. Democratic Mayor...
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Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer speaks during a news conference in Washington, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Steyer announced Monday he will spend $30 million to get young voters to the polls in this year's midterm elections. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 08, 2018 - 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer announced Monday he will spend $30 million to get young voters to the polls to help Democrats in this year's midterm elections. Steyer is a former hedge fund manager who has invested some of his wealth in an array of political causes,...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo, a worker removes oil from the sand at Refugio State Beach in the Santa Barbara Channel, north of Goleta, Calif., as cleanup work continues one month after the May 19 oil spill north of Santa Barbara, Calif. The Trump administration on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off the California coast for the first time in more than three decades. The Channel is one of those areas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 05, 2018 - 2:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the decades since a 1969 oil spill near Santa Barbara tarred sea-life and gave rise to the U.S. environmental movement, politicians and environmental activists have built up ample ways to make it difficult but not impossible for the Trump administration to renew drilling off...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2016, file photo, a ribbon of water cuts through the mud flats of Cook Inlet, just off the shore of Anchorage, Alaska. The energy industry is cheering the Trump administration’s proposal to open nearly all U.S. coastlines to offshore oil and gas drilling, saying it will reduce U.S. dependence on foreign supplies and create jobs. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
January 05, 2018 - 4:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The energy industry is cheering the Trump administration's proposal to open nearly all U.S. coastlines to offshore oil and gas drilling, saying it will reduce U.S. dependence on foreign supplies and create jobs. Independent experts are dubious. They cite strong opposition — even...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2010 file photo, pelicans float on the water with an offshore oil platform in the background in the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. The Trump administration on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off the California coast for the first time in more than three decades. The Channel is one of those areas. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
January 05, 2018 - 12:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off California for the first time in more than three decades. The new five-year drilling plan also could open new areas...
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January 04, 2018 - 10:36 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A court in Norway said Thursday that the government can hand out oil drilling licenses in the Arctic, dealing a blow to two environmental groups that had filed a lawsuit against further drilling in the Barents Sea. The Oslo District Court acquitted the government against...
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January 03, 2018 - 2:00 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the acquisition of a beleaguered South Carolina utility by Dominion Energy after the failure of a nuclear construction project (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Environmentalists say a deal to acquire a troubled South Carolina utility "falls far short of protecting...
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December 21, 2017 - 12:33 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia Public Service meeting about construction of new nuclear generators at a power plant (all times local): 12:25 p.m. An environmental group is slamming the decision to allow construction of a multi-billion-dollar nuclear plant to continue in east Georgia...
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