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US appeals court ruling setback for St. Louis-area pipeline

Jun. 22, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday struck down the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of a natural gas pipeline that runs through parts of Missouri and Illinois. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled...

Audit: Strengthen Colorado prescription control program

Jun. 22, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado program that allows doctors, dentists, pharmacists and others to check a database before issuing prescriptions for certain drugs hasn't stopped so-called “doctor shopping” for opioids and sedatives and requires legislation to compel prescribers to register with...

Regulators OK 195-megawatt solar farm for central Indiana

Jun. 20, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ind. (AP) — State regulators have approved a deal by utility AES Indiana to build a sprawling solar farm in central Indiana that could generate enough electricity to power more than 30,000 homes. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on Wednesday...

Longtime Sandia Labs airline safety research center moving

Jun. 15, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A decades-old program at Sandia National Laboratories that focused on new innovations in airplane inspection will be taking flight elsewhere. The Albuquerque-based weapons research and development facility announced Tuesday that the Federal...

Mexico votes on López Obrador's 'transformation' at mid-term

Jun. 06, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans cast ballots Sunday to elect the entire lower house of Congress, almost half the country’s governors and most mayors in a vote that will determine whether President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party gets the legislative majority it needs to...

Federal court challenge looms over Alabama solar panel fees

Jun. 04, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal regulatory group will not take action against the Alabama Public Service Commission over fees allowed on home solar panels, but the group's chairman expressed concern that the state might be violating federal law designed to encourage alternative energy...

Feds approve expansion of North Dakota natural gas pipeline

Jun. 03, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a natural gas pipeline in western North Dakota, a move state officials believe will help curb the wasteful flaring of excess gas and increase state tax revenues by millions of dollars annually by allowing more oil drilling in the area....

Employee splashed with radioactive water at Oyster Creek

Jun. 02, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

LACEY, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a Holtec employee was splashed with radioactive water in late February when a lid came off a storage cask at the defunct New Jersey nuclear power plant. The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant, which is undergoing decommissioning, was cited...

River herring, once eyed for endangered list, grow in counts

May. 28, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A small fish that has been the subject of conservation efforts for years appears to be growing in number in the rivers of the East Coast. River herring are critically important to coastal ecosystems because they serve as food for birds and larger...

Navajos voice concern over plan to transfer uranium waste

May. 27, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. nuclear regulators are considering a licensing change proposed by a uranium company that would clear the way for 1 million cubic yards (765,000 cubic meters) of waste to be transferred from a mining area in western New Mexico to a mill site a short distance...