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Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Dec. 01, 2021 13:31 PM EST

The (Martinsburg) Journal. Nov. 29, 2021. Editorial: Jury decision rebukes pharmacies’ role in opioid crisis As it became increasingly evident that the opioid epidemic was sparked and fanned by “legal” drug dealers such as doctors, pain clinics...

Rural communities push back against solar projects in Nevada

Nov. 30, 2021 12:59 PM EST

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Residents of a desert town west of Las Vegas are protesting plans for a massive solar panel installation they say could harm the community and surrounding environment. Citizens Against Nye Co Solar Farms Project held a protest on Saturday against...

Community systems offer alternative paths for solar growth

Nov. 28, 2021 11:40 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Strolling his church's rooftop among 630 solar panels, Bishop Richard Howell Jr. acknowledged climate change isn't the most pressing concern for his predominantly Black congregation — even though it disproportionately harms people of color and the poor. ...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 24, 2021 13:36 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. Nov. 20, 2021. Editorial: Entergy’s Big Bet On Renewables It doesn’t seem all that long ago when Entergy had grand plans for nuclear power. But a recent announcement by the utility company shows how much things have...

Many environmentalists back Biden's move to tap oil reserve

Nov. 24, 2021 05:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and climate activists generally supported President Joe Biden's decision to release a record 50 million barrels of oil from America's strategic reserve, even as the move appeared to contradict his long-term vision of combating climate change. ...

Nevada solar project racks up big fines for blowing dust

Nov. 23, 2021 18:31 PM EST

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — A solar power project in the southern Nevada desert has been fined nearly $220,000 since April for failing to control dust during construction, county officials said. Rosendin Electric has accepted fines in all but one of eight violations at...

Coal-fired power plants to close after new wastewater rule

Nov. 22, 2021 10:32 AM EST

Climate change isn’t what’s driving some U.S. coal-fired power plants to shut down. It's the expense of stricter pollution controls on their wastewater. Dozens of plants nationwide plan to stop burning coal this decade to comply with more stringent federal wastewater...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 22, 2021 10:11 AM EST

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Nov. 21, 2021. Editorial: Dubuque community thankful for John Deere, its workers This week, as people from all walks of life take a moment to reflect on all they have to be grateful for, many in our community will give thanks...

New England's biggest solar project is catching some rays

Nov. 21, 2021 12:36 PM EST

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A 490-acre (200-hectare) solar energy farm in Maine is now online and connected to the regional power grid. The $110 million, 76.5-megawatt solar farm in Farmington is touted as the biggest in New England. NextEra is the developer of the solar...

Consumers Energy to add clean energy from 3 solar projects

Nov. 21, 2021 09:40 AM EST

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan utility says it will add enough renewable energy through three solar projects in 2023 to power nearly 190,000 homes. The projects in the southern-central part of the state are expected to produce 375 megawatts of clean energy, according...