By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press
April 30, 2015 1:48 p.m.
BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. senators from six states on Thursday proposed that the government charge companies a special fee to ship oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids in older railroad tank cars that have been involved in fiery explosions.
By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press
April 29, 2015 6:22 p.m.
BOISE, Idaho — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling bird species.
By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press
April 29, 2015 1:10 p.m.
OLYMPIA — The woman tasked with running the state auditor's office as Auditor Troy Kelley prepares to take a leave of absence in the midst of a federal indictment against him said Wednesday the agency will continue to be effective in spite of the "distraction" of the past few months.
LOS ANGELES — California would aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under a plan announced Wednesday that steps up the state's previously established target, which has cut emissions partly by forcing companies to pay for their carbon pollution.