GovBeat: Environment

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/01/2014

Alaska wants the humpback whale off the Endangered Species list

Delisting the whale could open new territory for oil exploration.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, Energy, Environment, newsletter

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Brown to declare California drought emergency as Western water woes intensify

Gov. Jerry Brown will make the declaration at a news conference Friday.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, climate change, drought, Environment, newsletter, States, weather

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Counties could lose millions if appropriators don’t hurry after Ryan-Murray budget deal

A Department of the Interior program worth millions to small rural counties isn’t funded in the budget deal.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:37 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Environment, newsletter, public lands, States

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Sally Jewell meets Teddy Roosevelt

Apparently this isn’t a unique occurrence.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:18 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservation, Environment, impersonators, States

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Northeastern states will press Midwest, Appalachia on clean air

Democratic governors hope to force Midwestern and Appalachian states to clean up their air.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:05 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, Delaware, Environment, Illinois, indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, VERMONT, virginia, West Virginia

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Colorado seeks to regulate methane emissions

Industry groups and environmentalists cheered the proposed rules, which could lead to cleaner air.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:54 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Energy, Environment, gas, newsletter, oil, States

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/29/2013

The West Coast unites on climate change

California, Oregon and Washington agree to coordinate on policy.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, Environment, Oregon, washington