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House OKs bill to blunt EPA rule on new coal-fired electricity plants

House OKs bill to blunt EPA rule on new coal-fired electricity plants

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted to override an Environmental Protection Agency proposed rule that would limit carbon emissions from future coal-fired electricity plants.

Democrats want hearing on methane emissions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Two Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives said they wanted to hold hearings to assess methane emissions from the oil and natural gas sector.

House bill tries to force Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Getting past the U.S. State Department would remove a key hurdle in getting the Keystone XL pipeline built, a House energy subcommittee said.

Is climate change next for GOP?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's plan to rebrand the Republican Party neglected to address a priority for the Obama administration as well as many Americans -- climate change.
STEPHANIE YANG, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI

Meningitis widow: 'My nightmare won't end'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The widow of the first patient who died from fungal meningitis due to contaminated steroid injections told a Washington hearing her nightmare will never end.

N.Y. Gov. Paterson makes Iraq visit

BAGHDAD, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- New York Gov. David Paterson was among a contingent of politicians making a surprise holiday season visit to Iraq, a governor's aide said Sunday.

Analysis: Nuke waste import plan spurs ire

A commercial application to import low-level nuclear waste from Italy has sparked fears of more shipments from decommissioned nuclear power plants in Europe, but a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives March 13 would ban imports of foreign radioactive waste.
MEGAN HARRIS, UPI Correspondent

Bill would ban import of nuclear waste

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- A senior member of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has introduced a bill that would prevent the importation of foreign-generated nuclear waste.

CDC missing $22 million in equipment

ATLANTA, June 12 (UPI) -- There's a mystery at the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention involving the disappearance of more than $22 million in equipment.

Audit claims FCC botched schools' Internet

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. federal audit has condemned the way the Federal Communications Commission is managing funds for providing schools Internet access.

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 10, 2002

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Interna
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