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In Harvey-hit county, some in GOP newly confront the climate

In Harvey-hit county, some in GOP newly confront the climate

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move.

Cars, the future of energy and the Saguenay: how politics mattered this week

OTTAWA — Any hope the Liberals had of a quiet Thanksgiving break melted away quickly this week, even with MPs back in their ridings and all the party leaders politicking in distant places.

Nuclear commission says no harm caused in explosion at Saskatchewan plant

KEY LAKE, Sask. — The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission says there was a small propane explosion in the acid plant sulphur furnace at Cameco's Key Lake mill earlier this week.

New spill rules tag transport companies with response, recovery costs in B.C.

VICTORIA — British Columbia has introduced pollution prevention regulations to hold transport companies moving petroleum products across the province responsible for the costs of responding to and cleaning up spills.

Alberta lawyer says Trans Mountain approval based on sufficient evidence

VANCOUVER — Ottawa's decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline was made on a broad base of evidence, a lawyer for Alberta's attorney general has told the Federal Court of Appeal.

Notley says unfair to assess Energy East on downstream environmental impact

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the federal government is being unfair in the way it assesses pipeline projects, but her government will not go to court for now to try to make it right.
National energy strategy an ongoing discussion, not single report: Carr

National energy strategy an ongoing discussion, not single report: Carr

OTTAWA — Almost two years ago, the first assignment given to Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr was to produce a national energy strategy.

Traffic snarled between Merritt, B.C., and Kamloops as drivers face heavy snow

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — An early dump of snow has turned British Columbia's Coquihalla Highway into a treacherous trek, especially for drivers unprepared for the weather.

City of Victoria joins campaign seeking climate costs from fossil fuel industry

VICTORIA — The City of Victoria is about to become the third Vancouver Island municipality to send what it calls a climate accountability letter to 20 of the world's largest fossil fuel companies.
San Francisco Bay Area cancels events as smoke chokes region

San Francisco Bay Area cancels events as smoke chokes region

SAN FRANCISCO — Smoke from the wildfires north of San Francisco has sank the air quality level in the Bay Area to the same unhealthy level as some of China's smog-choked cities, sending people to emergency rooms and forcing schools to close and peopl