WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) – A California hedge fund
investor has pledged $100 million in contributions to
pro-environmentalist congressional campaigns, bolstering the
battle against climate change.
Billionaire Tom Steyer on Wednesday night hosted Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and six other Democratic
lawmakers for a fundraiser at his San Francisco home and is
planning an ad campaign for candidates who support tough action
on climate change.
BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) – U.S. airlines have
stepped up the pressure on EU countries not to impose fines for
alleged breaches of emissions rules in the latest twist to an
international row over aircraft pollution.
The warning coincided with a deadline on Thursday for
European Union nations to start enforcing rules covering 2012
emissions that could lead to fines of millions of euros against
WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – A Nebraska court on Wednesday
voided the governor’s decision to allow the Keystone XL pipeline
to pass through the Midwestern state, creating another snag for
the controversial project to link Canada’s oil sands with
refineries in Texas.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman last year supported
legislation that cleared the way for TransCanada Corp’s
$5.4 billion pipeline to cross parts of his state.