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  • Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings

    By JOE MANDAK - Associated Press

    More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants. Published July 30, 2014

  • EPA hears praise, criticism of new air rules

    By DAN ELLIOTT and RAY HENRY - Associated Press

    To retired coal miner Stanley Sturgill, the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules limiting pollution from power plants doesn't do enough to protect the public's health. Published July 30, 2014

  • Bear break-in closes Book Cliffs campground

    By Associated Press

    Federal land managers are barring overnight stays at a popular camping area near eastern Utah's Book Cliffs after a black bear broke into two unoccupied camping trailers, rummaged through cupboards and chewed cans. Published July 30, 2014

  • W.Va. leaders to attend coal rally in Pa.

    By Associated Press

    West Virginia officials are set to join hundreds of coal miners and coal supporters at an electricity and energy jobs rally. Published July 30, 2014

  • NC Senate signs off on farm bill

    By KATELYN FERRAL - Associated Press

    Farms that are investigated by the state could be shielded from the public records law under a new bill making its way through the North Carolina General Assembly. Published July 30, 2014

  • ND woman charged with horse deaths has seizure

    By Associated Press

    A rural Kathryn woman charged with the deaths of eight horses had a seizure in court and was taken to a hospital. Published July 30, 2014

  • Archer Daniels Midland settles EPA allegations

    By Associated Press

    Federal regulators say Archer Daniels Midland Co. has agreed to settle allegations that it violated Clean Water Act rules at facilities where it stored fuels and oil in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. Published July 30, 2014

  • EPA awards nearly $132k for groundwater protection

    By Associated Press

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Oklahoma Corporation Commission nearly $132,000 to ensure continued protection of groundwater in Oklahoma. Published July 30, 2014

  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: Published July 30, 2014

  • Kentucky editorial roundup

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: Published July 30, 2014

  • City leaders say PCBs not only concern at landfill

    By Associated Press

    Communities that rely on a large central Illinois aquifer say Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to block disposal of PCBs at the Clinton Landfill might not do enough to protect their drinking water. Published July 30, 2014

  • Ocean safari for white sharks off Cape Cod

    By Associated Press

    Two marine conservation groups are offering a daylong ocean trip on Cape Cod to search for great white sharks, humpback whales, gray seals and seabirds in their wild habitat, billing the trip as the first of its kind and calling it a safari. Published July 30, 2014

  • NY announces $250M in green energy investments

    By Associated Press

    New York state is setting aside $250 million to invest in wind farms, hydropower and other renewable energy projects. Published July 30, 2014

  • Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs

    By Associated Press

    A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches. Published July 30, 2014

  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    By Associated Press - Associated Press

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: Published July 30, 2014

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