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"BP Products North America Inc. is being sued by Texas authorities who accuse the petrochemical giant of 46 pollution violations at its Texas City refinery -- including one tied to an explosion that killed 15 workers and injured 170 others four years ago."
While the Senate Energy Committee has so far resisted counting nuclear power in mandated "renewables" quotas, it adopted an amendment allowing nuclear plants to up their output.
"House Natural Resources Chairman Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) hopes to add a major oil and gas title to the Democratic energy and climate bill, but it remains unclear whether he will get the chance as House leaders aim to speed the bill's progress."
"Droughts are nothing new for the Western US. But lately, even some parts of the country surrounded by water have gotten a taste of droughts. Rebecca Williams reports as our population grows, some experts say we're going to have to learn to live with less water."
"The United States wants to forge a partnership with China, bringing the world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases together to address global warming, Washington's top climate diplomat said on Wednesday."
"A Mexican proposal to raise billions of dollars to fight climate change is winning backing in talks on a new U.N. treaty, paradoxically because no one really likes it, a Mexican official said on Wednesday."
"Small Pacific islands vulnerable to rising sea levels won a symbolic victory at the United Nations on Wednesday with the passage of a resolution recognizing climate change as a possible threat to security."
"Thousands of everyday products and materials containing radioactive metals are surfacing across the United States and around the world."