GOP Rep. Cory Gardner has a 7-point lead over incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in the closely watched U.S. Senate race in Colorado, said a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday morning.
Energy and Environment
The latest updates on energy and environment news, analysis and opinion covering energy policy and its impact on resources and climate.
By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times
San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer has spent a staggering $76 million to promote climate change as a political issue in this year's elections, but the subject isn't exactly firing up the electorate. Published October 29, 2014
Iran's media reported Thursday that authorities have foiled a plot to sabotage the country's heavy water tanks.
Fewer threatened grizzly bears are being killed in and around Yellowstone National Park, and scientists said their numbers appear to be holding stable as officials consider lifting protections for the animals.
Although Burlington Northern Santa Fe has improved the safety of oil trains, a Spokane Valley fire official said firefighters would be "extremely challenged" to respond to a significant event.
Next up on the federal government's list of protect species: snapping turtles.
A conservation organization is requesting the U.S. Bureau of Land Management conduct environmental reviews before renewing 453 grazing permits that contain areas designated as important sage grouse habitat.
Plaintiffs in an oil spill lawsuit against Exxon Mobil want documents in the case to be public.
U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen emphasized her efforts to help small businesses while visiting a Manchester company on Wednesday, as her Republican challenger Scott Brown headed to a nuclear plant to highlight his energy plan.
The state Public Utilities Commission has approved nearly 45 applications from individuals and groups that want to have a say in South Dakota's decision on whether to re-approve the portion of the Keystone XL pipeline that would run through the state if it's ever built.
Republican campaigns have certainly done their best to tie vulnerable Senate Democrats to President Obama this year, but they're also frequently invoking the name of Majority Leader Harry Reid, who would lose his title if his party loses a net of at least six Senate seats.
The European Union's environment agency says the bloc's greenhouse gas emissions dropped by nearly 2 percent last year, putting the EU very close to reaching its emissions target for 2020.
An environmental group asked a federal court Tuesday to review its claim that California's last operating nuclear power plant is violating federal law and should be shut down at least temporarily.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed standards for four power plants on American Indian reservations as part of the Obama administration's plans to curb emissions.
The BP oil spill left an oily "bathub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows.
Dozens of Washington state businesses such as REI, Microsoft Corp. and Virginia Mason on Monday signed a declaration supporting action to tackle climate change.
Increasing oil development in eastern Wyoming is helping state revenues but a new state report says state job growth isn't increasing as fast.
Coal is more popular than ever as the cheapest fuel for generating electricity in the developing world, despite efforts by the Obama administration and environmentalists to limit its use.
Hawaii residents of one village are poised to evacuate in the face of approaching lava from a new eruption from the volcano Kilauea that's been moving at the rate of 10 yards per hour.
A coalition of 50 watchdog and civil liberties groups sent a letter Thursday to President Obama urging him to follow through on his promise to head the most transparent administration ever by reforming disclosure policies at federal agencies.
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When President Obama addressed the United Nations last month, he admitted that "[t]he science tells us we can only succeed in combating climate change if we are joined in this effort by every other nation, by every major power." It is true that unilateral climate change policies are futile, but that only makes this administration's current action on climate change even more difficult to justify.
The lame-duck Congress that will meet after the Nov. 4 election could lay a few golden eggs that will hatch into a new flock of crony capitalist ducklings. The gold would actually come from taxpayers. The politically well-connected are especially eager about an $18 billion giveaway to wind farms, a tax credit that benefits mostly millionaires and billionaires.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, has railed against money in politics, even trying to amend the Constitution. But he's being really quiet now that one of his environmentalist buddies is on top of the spending charts.
President Obama raised a lot of eyebrows here and abroad when he declared in his United Nations climate-change speech: "Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution by more than any other nation on Earth."
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Claiming a key victory in the fight to escape reliance on foreign fuel, the Obama administration announced Wednesday that domestic oil production surpassed imports for the first time in nearly two decades.
Failing to heed the lessons of the Solyndra debacle, Energy Department officials kept quiet about their knowledge that a government-backed electric car charger company was sliding toward bankruptcy and putting taxpayer money at risk, the agency's chief watchdog has found.
The Keystone XL pipeline has been knocked out of the headlines in recent weeks, but debate over the project found new life on Capitol Hill this week.
The Energy Department's latest biomass plant is seeing plenty of green — it's environmentally friendly and it's costing taxpayers a wad of money.
In a possible sign that New York State won't be allowing fracking anytime soon, drilling giant Chesapeake Energy reportedly has abandoned its fight to retain land leases in portions of the state sitting atop vast natural gas reserves.
BP is seeking to stop paying millions of dollars in what it calls spurious compensation claims stemming from the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
To John LaRue, the renaissance in U.S. manufacturing is no dream. It's already here.
It's been almost 17 years, but educators have called for national teaching guidelines for science in schools around the nation — and they want part of the curriculum to focus on climate change and evolution.
Congress is warning gas prices — already on the upswing, these past few weeks — could go even higher, given an Environmental Protection Agency mandate on renewable fuels that's about to take effect.
Several think tanks will hold a conference Thursday linking the Arab Spring to global warming.
Millions of dollars already have been spent, and much more soon will be dumped into a litany of studies looking at fracking's impact on water and air quality and at possible links to cancer and other diseases.