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Buehler invested $100k in tax credits, then blasted program

Oct. 15, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Knute Buehler stumped on the floor of the Oregon House of Representatives to decry the state's controversial business energy tax incentives. The East Oregonian reported that Buehler, now the Republican nominee for governor, left out one fact in his speech. He and his wife once had...

Prosecutors balk at releasing fraud defendant on home arrest

Oct. 6, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Los Angeles businessman charged in Utah in an alleged $511 million tax credit scheme involving biodiesel fuel wants to be released from jail and allowed to stay at home while being watched by private guards, but prosecutors don't like the idea. The Standard-Examiner reports that...

State wants lawsuit challenging bonding proposal dismissed

Oct. 1, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge said Monday he wants both sides to submit additional briefs before deciding whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Bill Walker's plan to pay Alaska's oil and gas tax credit obligations. The state wants the case brought by Juneau resident Eric...

The Latest: Judge to consider more briefing in bonding case

Oct. 1, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit over Gov. Bill Walker's bonding proposal (all times local): 12:05 p.m. A judge will consider more briefing before deciding whether to dismiss a case challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Bill Walker's plan to pay Alaska's oil and gas tax credit obligations....

India's top court limits use of gov't identification number

Sep. 26, 2018 4:55 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Wednesday upheld the government's policy of issuing a 12-digit identification number to every citizen, but said it can't be made mandatory for services such as bank accounts, cellphone connections and school admissions. The Supreme Court said in a 4-1 decision that the...

Groups file new lawsuit over solar panel credit ruling

Sep. 21, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Environmental groups have filed a new lawsuit against the Maine Public Utilities Commission over its decision to reduce the credit homeowners receive on their energy bills when they install solar panels. The Bangor Daily News reports the lawsuit filed Thursday in Cumberland County...

The Latest: Execs linked to polygamous group to stay in jail

Aug. 29, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on two biodiesel executives charged in an alleged $500 million tax credit scheme (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Two Salt Lake City biodiesel executives linked to a polygamous group will stay in jail on federal charges in an alleged $500 million tax credit scheme. U.S....

Nissan launches China-focused electric car

Aug. 27, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Nissan's first electric sedan designed for China began production Monday at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market. Manufacturers including General Motors and Volkswagen are poised this year to launch...

Energy firm executives plead not guilty in tax credits case

Aug. 25, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two top executives of a Salt Lake City-based biodiesel company have pleaded not guilty to fraud and other federal charges accusing them of filing false claims that resulted in the company being issued $511 million of renewable fuel tax credits. Court records indicate Washakie...

Utah biodiesel executives accused of tax credit fraud

Aug. 24, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two executives of a Utah-based biodiesel company and a California businessman are facing charges related to a scheme that netted more than $500 million in renewable fuel tax credits from the federal government. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Utah announced the indictment Friday, saying...