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Some property owners plan to fight proposed Va. gas pipeline

Jul. 24, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some people in central Virginia are preparing to fight a plan to put a natural gas pipeline through their properties that would serve a yet-to-be-built power plant in Charles City County. While Charles City County has approved the plant, property...

Regulators plan to fine pipeline operators for safety issues

Jul. 23, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal regulators say they plan to fine the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline $93,200 over pipeline safety violations. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration say the violations pertain to physical aspects of the pipeline...

Kemp taps former Cobb candidate to Georgia utility regulator

Jul. 21, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is naming businessman Fitz Johnson to fill a vacancy on the state Public Service Commission. Kemp on Wednesday announced he would tap Johnson, a Republican who ran unsuccessfully for the Cobb County Commission last year, to fill a...

Pipeline break spews 41,000 gallons of oilfield wastewater

Jul. 21, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Nearly 41,000 gallons of oilfield wastewater has spilled from a broken pipeline in western North Dakota, impacting an unknown amount of land, state regulators said Wednesday. The North Dakota Department of Environmental quality said Kansas-based...

Official tells lawmakers US, Germany have reached deal allowing completion of Russian pipeline without new sanctions.

Jul. 21, 2021 12:35 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Official tells lawmakers US, Germany have reached deal allowing completion of Russian pipeline without new sanctions.

Record-high electricity bills draw criticism to Spain's govt

Jul. 21, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish consumers are fretting over record-high power prices just as high summer temperatures are keeping air conditioning and cooling systems operating at full capacity. The government says that the latest hikes in electricity bills are driven by...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 21, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. July 15, 2021. Editorial: Fracking’s use of EPA-approved toxic chemicals shows again that regulators prioritize industry over health For years, evidence has mounted that fracking is at least associated with adverse health...

Kemp puts PSC member on bench, opens utility regulator spot

Jul. 20, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's five-member regulatory body will have a vacancy after Gov. Brian Kemp named longtime commissioner Chuck Eaton to fill a superior court vacancy in Fulton County. Eaton, who was first elected to the Public Service Commission in 2008, has been...

US, Germany near deal on Russia pipeline, upsetting Ukraine

Jul. 20, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has reached a preliminary agreement with Germany over a controversial Russia-to-Europe gas pipeline that is vehemently opposed by Ukraine and Poland as well as both Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Congressional aides...

French lawmakers adopt compromise climate bill amid protests

Jul. 20, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s parliament on Tuesday approved a compromise climate bill that was intended to transform travel, housing and industry but which environmental activists said doesn't go fast or far enough to slash the country's carbon emissions. Championed by...