"SB270 was never a bill about the environment," said Lee Califf, executive director of the bag alliance. "It was a back room deal between the grocers and union bosses to scam California consumers out of billions of dollars in bag fees without providing any public benefit."
Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Senator, has spoken on the floor of the Senate 83 times on the threat of climate change and the need for change. So while many expect a shift away from environmental regulations when Republicans regain the majority in the new year, people such as Sheldon Whitehouse will continue to fight to keep it in the forefront of American minds.
Despite some of the DOE program's highly publicized failures, the department now projects a profit of between $5 billion and $6 billion over the next 20 to 25 years.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is planning to install air monitors near two power plants that officials say are the largest sources of sulfur dioxide emissions in the state.
The state's largest utility needs to come up with more power before the end of 2016, and then find even more by the end of 2019 to meet the demands of Louisiana's ongoing industrial boom.
A new deposit policy for industrial and commercial users served by the Tombigbee Electric Power Association has caught many of them off-guard, as businesses will now face paying deposits several times over what they had paid in the past.
Washington state's minimum wage will rise to the highest in the nation on Jan. 1.
Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickups because of a problem that could prevent the cars from starting, or cause them to move when the ignition key is turned.
After long struggling to claw its way out of the Great Recession, the world's biggest economy is on an extended win streak that is edging it closer to full health and ready to drive global growth in 2015.
Two fire chiefs and two poultry farm bosses have been convicted and sentenced to prison terms of up to nine years in relation to a fire at a plant in northeastern China last year that killed 121 people and injured 76 others.
Tesla said improvements it is making to its older Roadster model will let the electric car travel about 400 miles on a single charge.
Missouri became the first state Friday to have an average statewide gas price fall below $2 per gallon since 2009, while Oklahoma's average was expected to drop below that threshold sometime over the weekend, according to AAA.
After years of declining population, industrial Michigan finally seems to be on track toward growth again, the state's demographer says.
The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.
More than five years removed from the Great Recession, worries had taken hold at the start of the year that perhaps the world's largest economy had slid into a semi-permanent funk. But consumers, businesses and investors, after enduring a brutal winter, showed renewed vigor as the year wore on and set the United States apart from much of the world.
Custom gun-maker Wilson Combat is teaming up with Beretta USA to produce an upgraded version of an iconic military handgun.
Japanese prosecutors are expected not to indict three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. on charges of professional negligence resulting in deaths and injuries over the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, sources familiar with the matter said.
When it comes to making and selling cars, the auto industry thinks and acts globally: There is near-seamless coordination between parts suppliers, factories and dealerships. But when an unsafe car needs to be recalled, that global coordination breaks down.
If you're looking for signs that the U.S. economy is growing and that the job market is improving, just talk to small business owners.
Not only are the retro-looking "silver bullet" Airstream travel-trailers still being built by hand at the same western Ohio site that has produced them for 60 years, but the company also can't roll them out of there fast enough to meet the demand these days.