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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy confers with an aide as she prepares to address the Natural Resources Committee session during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Congress subpoenas EPA chief’s cellphone records

- The Washington Times

Sensing a cover-up, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology issued a subpoena Wednesday demanding the EPA chief turn over her cellphone records and emails so investigators can try to figure out if she hid or deleted text messages in what one critic called a “cyberbonfire.”

Former Rep. Bob Inglis, South Carolina Republican, founded the Energy and Enterprise Initiative to seek out free market and conservative answers to problems of energy and climate. (Associated Press)

Bob Inglis breaks from Republican Party, advocates action to fight climate change

- The Washington Times

Former Rep. Bob Inglis’ conservative bona fides were about as solid as they come, earning him a 93.5 percent lifetime approval rating from the American Conservative Union over his two tenures in the House — from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2005 to 2011. George H.W. Bush went to bat for him in campaigns in 1992 and in 1994. Rep. Jack T. Kingston was one of his closest friends on Capitol Hill.

Kelsey Schroeder, front, and Stephanie Sauer work to help free a friend's snow-bound vehicle along West Washington Street in Madison, Wis., Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, after a weekend storm dropped several inches of snow in the region. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart) ** FILE **

15 inches of snow in Midwest; last blast?

Associated Press

Spring came crashing down on winter weary residents in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa with more than a foot of new snow in some areas.

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FILE - In this 2007 file photo, an oil transit pipeline runs across the tundra to flow station at the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska's North Slope. The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

- Associated Press

The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study submitted Friday.

FILE - In this May 9, 2008, file photo, shows a male sage grouse fighting for the attention of female sage grouse southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. The Obama Administration has reached an agreement that will encourage Oregon ranchers to protect sage grouse, in hopes of preventing an endangered species listing. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Gov. Kate Brown are expected to be in Bend, Oregon, on Friday afternoon, March 27, 2015 to announce the agreements covering 5,500 square miles of private land in central and southeastern Oregon. (AP Photo/Rawlins Daily Times, Jerret Raffety, File) NO SALES

Feds celebrate sage grouse deal with Oregon ranchers

- Associated Press

The Obama administration and Gov. Kate Brown joined with Oregon ranchers to celebrate agreements they all hope will help keep the sage grouse off the endangered species list.

Vast Montana prairie reserve seeks to put bison on more land

- Associated Press

Backers of a sprawling Montana wildlife reserve with ambitions to make it the largest of its kind in the Lower 48 are seeking federal approval to graze plains bison on a second major piece of property, to keep up with their private herd's growing need for space.

Tomblin OKs bill to trim safety law that followed 2014 spill

- Associated Press

Less than a year after signing legislation with new safeguards in response to a 2014 chemical spill that prompted a tap-water ban for 300,000 people, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a bill Friday to trim away some of those protections against leaky aboveground tanks.

Hecla Mining to acquire Revett in $20M stock deal

- Associated Press

Hecla Mining Co. moved Friday to acquire Revett Mining Co. in a $20 million stock deal that anticipates closing one silver and copper mine in northwestern Montana and pushing forward with the development of another.

Dayton calls for felony-level penalties against poachers

- Associated Press

Gov. Mark Dayton called Friday for cracking down on poachers with tougher criminal penalties and longer revocations of their hunting and fishing privileges, a response to several recent incidents including the illegal killing of two bull elk in northwestern Minnesota this week.

In this March 10, 2015 photo, a CTfastrak bus pulls into the terminal in downtown New Britain, Conn., as drivers simulate navigating during rush hour. The 9.4-mile rapid transit bus-only corridor between New Britain and Hartford will be officially launched Friday, March 27, 2015, in New Britain. Transportation of riders begins Saturday. The $567 million transportation project is set to provide 16,000 rides a day after 18 years of study, planning and construction. (AP Photo/The Hartford Courant, Patrick Raycraft)

Bus-only corridor to open after 18 years of study and debate

- Associated Press

Eighteen years, three governors and $567 million after a study was commissioned to come up with a way to improve public transportation in central Connecticut, a bus-only corridor is about to open, promising to overtake motorists sitting on traffic-clogged Interstate 84.

Lawmaker wants study on managing Colorado bear population

- Associated Press

A Colorado lawmaker who has called for the state to add a summer month to the hunting season for black bears will instead try to persuade officials to study bear overpopulation and how to reduce conflicts with humans.