New rules for carbon dioxide storage proposed
The Obama administration is proposing new rules to protect drinking water and track the amount of carbon dioxide stored by so-called “clean coal” technology.
The rules, announced Monday, cover an experimental technique to store carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants and other sources underground. The technique is designed to reduce greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
The administration wants to encourage carbon storage while overcoming liability obstacles that could hinder the development of the technology.
Deliberations begin in DeLay’s trial
AUSTIN | The fate of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is now in the hands of a jury.
Jurors in Mr. DeLay’s money-laundering trial in Austin began deliberating Monday after more than three hours of closing arguments.
In their final pitch to jurors, prosecutors said the former Republican lawmaker gave his blessing to a scheme to use his political action committee to illegally channel $190,000 in corporate donations into 2002 Texas legislative races through a money swap.