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Maine Supreme Court upholds lease for $1B power line project

Nov. 29, 2022 16:15 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court on Tuesday upheld the lease for a small section of state land for a $1 billion electric transmission corridor, a victory for developers who hope to complete the project. The Supreme Judicial Court ruled unanimously that the Maine...

Judge orders Enbridge, tribe to form emergency pipeline plan

Nov. 29, 2022 11:55 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered energy company Enbridge Inc. and an American Indian tribe to come up with an emergency plan to prevent potential spills from an aging oil pipeline running across the tribe's reservation. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa...

West Virginia bridge being rebuilt along tourism train route

Nov. 29, 2022 04:08 AM EST

CASS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia railroad bridge destroyed by floodwaters 37 years ago is being replaced to enable a tourism train to resume trips through the area, officials said. Braving harsh conditions and long commutes, Department of Transportation workers are rebuilding the...

Pockets of shelling across Ukraine as wintry warfare looms

Nov. 27, 2022 14:08 PM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces struck eastern and southern Ukraine early Sunday as utility crews scrambled to restore power, water and heating with the onset of snow and frigid temperatures, while civilians continued to leave the southern city of Kherson because of the devastation wreaked...

Empty streets, cranes: the city built for Qatar's World Cup

Nov. 24, 2022 06:39 AM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Less than a month before it is set to host the World Cup final, Lusail City is oddly quiet. Wide empty streets, idle lobbies and construction cranes are everywhere in the sleek district 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of the capital, Doha, built to accommodate...

Cold and dark: Kyiv readies for 'worst winter of our lives'

Nov. 21, 2022 08:36 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — When the power is out, as it so often is, the high-rise apartment overlooking Ukraine’s war-torn capital feels like a deathtrap. No lights, no water, no way to cook food. And the risk of not being able to escape from the 21st floor in time should a Russian missile strike....

Shells hit near nuclear plant; Blackouts roll across Ukraine

Nov. 20, 2022 15:56 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Powerful explosions from shelling shook Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia region, the site of Europe's largest nuclear power plant, the global nuclear watchdog said Sunday, calling for “urgent measures to help prevent a nuclear accident” in the Russian-occupied facility. ...

Environmental groups oppose pipeline expansion in Pacific NW

Nov. 19, 2022 12:57 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. government has taken a step toward approving the expansion of a natural gas pipeline in the Pacific Northwest — a move opposed by environmentalists and the attorneys general of Oregon, California and Washington state. The Federal Energy Regulatory...

Environmental groups sue DOT over Mississippi road project

Nov. 18, 2022 14:09 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group of environmental and racial justice organizations filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday against the U.S. Department of Transportation and its secretary, Pete Buttigieg, seeking to halt a Gulf Coast road project that the group says will harm the environment near...

Sweden: Traces of explosives found at Baltic Sea pipelines

Nov. 18, 2022 08:35 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Investigators found traces of explosives at the Baltic Sea site where two natural gas pipelines were damaged in an act of “gross sabotage,” the prosecutor leading Sweden's preliminary investigation said Friday. Mats Ljungqvist of the Swedish Prosecution...