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Indiana board backs electricity cost shift from industries

Dec. 7, 2019 9:45 AM EST

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Consumer and environmental groups are arguing that Indiana utility regulators are unfairly shifting electricity costs from some large industrial customers to homeowners and small businesses. Their objections come after the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approved a proposal...

Supreme Court to hear Delaware courts political balance case

Dec. 6, 2019 2:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to resolve a dispute over Delaware's requirement of a political balance among state court judges. Delaware says the outcome could affect the makeup of regulatory commissions in many states. The justices will hear an appeal from Delaware Gov. John Carney of...

Federal utility fined $145K for inaccurate nuke plant info

Dec. 3, 2019 2:16 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal regulators have fined the nation’s largest public utility $145,000 for submitting incomplete and inaccurate information on a backup system at its Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission notified the Tennessee Valley Authority of the proposed fine...

Sales top $200,000 on opening day for Michigan marijuana

Dec. 3, 2019 11:05 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Marijuana sales totaled more than $200,000 on the first day of business at a handful of Michigan shops. Adults 21 and older can buy marijuana. Doors opened Sunday at shops in Ann Arbor, and more will follow in other communities. The Detroit News reports the state will collect...

Arizona tribes oppose plan to dam Colorado River tributary

Nov. 25, 2019 3:35 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Native American tribes, environmentalists, state and federal agencies, river rafters and others say they have significant concerns about proposals to dam a Colorado River tributary in northern Arizona for hydropower. Phoenix-based Pumped Hydro Storage company is seeking preliminary...

Pipeline protesters at governor’s office arrested, released

Nov. 22, 2019 8:42 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have released 21 people protesting a planned liquefied natural gas pipeline who were arrested Thursday night during a sit-in at the governor’s office in the Oregon State Capitol. The demonstrators opposed to the pipeline and a marine export terminal in Oregon demanded...

The Latest: Feds: No significant impact from gas pipeline

Nov. 22, 2019 7:54 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a planned liquefied natural gas pipeline and marine export terminal in Oregon (all times local): 4:51 p.m. A federal agency has issued a final environmental impact statement on a controversial proposal to build a liquefied natural gas pipeline and marine terminal in Oregon,...

Michigan halts sale of marijuana e-cigs unless re-tested

Nov. 22, 2019 5:57 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Friday halted the sale of marijuana vaping products until they are tested for a compound that has been identified as a culprit in e-cigarette-related lung illnesses. The state Marijuana Regulatory Agency’s emergency rules, which prohibit vitamin E acetate, apply to...

Alaska extends public comment period for BP sale to Hilcorp

Nov. 20, 2019 9:38 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska regulators have granted a second extension for public comment on the sale of BP’s North Slope assets to Hilcorp Energy Co., officials said. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska announced an extension through Dec. 13, KTVA-TV reported Monday. The Alaska House and Senate...

Alaska regulators seek input on garbage collection industry

Nov. 19, 2019 10:13 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Regulatory Commission of Alaska is considering changes to rules governing the state’s trash companies, officials said. The commission opened a public comment period on questions related to garbage collection, with comments due by Dec. 5, The Anchorage Daily News reported...