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GOP Pledges To 'Rein In' Obama On EPA Rules, Global Warming

June 1, 2015 12:36 pm | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama's plan is one of the most significant U.S. actions ever to address global warming.

Obama's Trade Agenda Faces Tough Battle Heading Into House

June 1, 2015 9:42 am | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The outcome may turn on Republicans' willingness to hand the president a major win.

Disagreement Over Impact If U.S. Surveillance Laws Do Expire

June 1, 2015 9:30 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

If no agreement is reached, all the provisions will expire.

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Response By Operator Of Broken Oil Pipeline Faces Scrutiny

May 29, 2015 2:56 pm | by Brian Melley and Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some officials questioned why the line lacked an automatic shut-off valve.

OSHA Aligns U.S. Workplace Chemical Labeling With Canada

May 29, 2015 2:49 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The goal is to make communication more clear and consistent.

EPA Curbs Ethanol Requirement As USDA Seeks Higher Blends

May 29, 2015 2:31 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

It's accompanied by a grant program to promote higher ethanol blends at the gas pump.

Wisconsin Governor: Obama Power Plant Rule 'Unworkable'

May 29, 2015 9:31 am | News | Comments

Obama's proposal is aimed at curbing the pollution blamed for global warming.

Study: EPA Could Be Overstating Health Benefits Of Air Regulations

May 29, 2015 9:10 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The researches called for updating EPA methods for assessing expert opinions.

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Alaska Governor Tours Shell Oil Rig In Seattle

May 28, 2015 3:14 pm | by Puong Le, The Associated Press | News | Comments

"We're a state that embraces the state's development of our resources," Gov. Bill Walker said.

Automakers, Government To Reveal Models In Expanded Takata Recall

May 28, 2015 3:01 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

These models were released by manufacturers and U.S. and Canadian safety regulators.

Ohio House OKs Ban On Pure Caffeine, Powdered Alcohol Sales

May 28, 2015 2:46 pm | by Ann Sanner, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The legislation would make it a misdemeanor offense to sell the products.

FCC Head Seeks To Narrow Digital Divide With New Proposals

May 28, 2015 2:06 pm | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has called broadband a critical service for modern life.

EPA Plans Temporary Pesticide Restrictions While Bees Feed

May 28, 2015 9:48 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The rule would create temporary pesticide-free zones.

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California Awards $250M To Career Prep Programs

May 27, 2015 8:06 pm | by Lisa Leff, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Represented career fields include agriculture, IT and advanced manufacturing.

Labor Secretary Checks Out Training Programs At Shipyards

May 27, 2015 5:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An aging workforce underscores the importance of training a new generation of workers.

New Federal Rules On Stream Protection Hailed, Criticized

May 27, 2015 5:14 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

House Speaker Boehner called the rules "a raw and tyrannical power grab."

SpaceX Receives Certification For U.S. Military Launches

May 27, 2015 3:07 pm | by Jacob Meister, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

SpaceX is just the second company to receive the green light from the U.S. Air Force.

EPA Issues Final Rules Protecting Drinking Water, Streams

May 27, 2015 12:37 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new government rules.

Provision In Senate Trade Package Hopes To Lift U.S. Steel Industry

May 26, 2015 3:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The bill included a measure intended to root out currency manipulation.

Obama Urges Senate To Renew Phone-Records Programs

May 26, 2015 2:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Obama says that it is a public safety concern.

United Arab Emirates Launches National Space Agency Strategy

May 26, 2015 10:07 am | by Adam Schreck, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The UAE Space Agency aims to regulate and support the industry.

EPA Orders $43 Million Cleanup At Former DuPont Plant

May 22, 2015 3:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

EPA officials hope cleanup work will begin later this year.

Senate Expected To Act On NSA Collection Of Phone Records

May 22, 2015 11:57 am | by Ken Dilanian, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate is expected to decide today what to do with the oft-debated measure.

Drought-Ridden California Faces Decision On New Water Cuts

May 22, 2015 10:00 am | by Ellen Knickmeyer, Scott Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Farmers expect to get an answer today on their offer to cut their water usage.

Senate Edges Closer To Passing Trade Authority Legislation

May 22, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Legislation that supports the Pacific Rim trade agreement cleared the U.S. Senate.

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