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Jul 26, 2021

Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary

Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change, though some environmental groups remain skeptical.

Feb 10, 2016

Obama vows to press ahead with Clean Power Plan after setback

The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on hold until after legal challenges are resolved.

Jan 8, 2015

Dane County to consider carbon capture for landfill

With Dane County officials’ approval, construction will start soon on a system that will be used to capture carbon dioxide given off by the local landfill.

Jun 23, 2014

US high court limits existing EPA rule

The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration's only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But the divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority into their own hands without congressional approval.

Sep 20, 2013

State cool to climate-change action

The Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans made national news recently for taking an audacious stand: In a statement bashing President Barack Obama’s “nanny-state” climate-change initiatives, the state campus group argued that this is an issue the GOP should addr[...]

Jun 25, 2013

Official: Obama to link pipeline OK to emissions

A White House official says President Barack Obama is telling the State Department it shouldn't approve the Keystone XL pipeline unless it's sure the project won't increase greenhouse gas emissions.

Apr 24, 2013

USDA, dairy industry renew greenhouse gas deal

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the federal government is renewing a pact with the dairy industry aimed at decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

Apr 16, 2013

Environmentalists reach accord with Minn. refinery

Environmental groups and Flint Hills Resources announced an agreement Tuesday to cut greenhouse gas emissions and smog-forming air pollution from the company's planned upgrade at Minnesota's largest oil refinery.

Jun 26, 2012

Court upholds EPA’s global warming rules

A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the first regulations aimed at reducing the gases blamed for global warming, handing down perhaps the most significant decision on the issue since a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that greenhouse gases could be controlled as air pollutants.

Mar 27, 2012

EPA to reduce new power plants’ carbon pollution

The Obama administration forged ahead on Tuesday with the first-ever limits on heat-trapping pollution from new power plants, ignoring protests from industry and Republicans who have said the regulation will raise electricity prices and kill off coal, the dominant U.S. energy source.

Oct 28, 2010

Firms fight to keep global warming data secret

By Dina Cappiello AP Writer Washington — Some of the country’s largest emitters of heat-trapping gases, including businesses that publicly support efforts to curb global warming, don’t want the public […]

Sep 2, 2010

Wis., Mich. to cooperate on climate change issues

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan and Wisconsin plan to work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and determine the best strategies to adapt to climate change as part of an […]


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