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House Republicans are attempting to shape US environmental policy by attaching to their 2011 spending plans so-called "riders" that would target regulations ranging from greenhouse gases to mining. The White House and Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D) of Nevada oppose the riders, making it unlikely they will become law. But they remain in play as the House and Senate negotiate on spending and try to avoid a government shutdown this week.
04/05/2011 09:52 am
The underground coal fire that has slowly consumed Centralia, Pa., isn't unusual. Many such fires burn around the world.
02/05/2010 05:07 pm