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Another Keystone XL setback: environmental review ordered

Nov. 9, 2018 6:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a setback for the Trump administration, a federal judge has blocked a permit for construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and ordered officials to conduct a new environmental review. Environmentalists and tribal groups cheered the ruling by a U.S. district judge in...

Court revives claim involving uranium mine near Grand Canyon

Oct. 27, 2018 1:58 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a challenge to a company's right to mine uranium near the Grand Canyon. An Obama-era decision prohibits new mining claims on roughly 1,562 square miles outside the boundaries of the national park through 2032. But that doesn't keep uranium...

Homeland Security to waive laws for South Texas border gates

Oct. 9, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday that it will waive environmental laws so it can build gates between sections of border barriers in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley. The waiver posted online lists 11 locations where the government plans to install gates in existing...

One of oldest coal companies in US files for bankruptcy

Oct. 9, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — One of the oldest coal companies in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday to deal with more than $1.4 billion in debt amid declining demand for the fuel. Englewood, Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in...

Environmental, tribal groups ask PUC to reconsider Line 3

Sep. 25, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Environmental and tribal groups asked Minnesota regulators on Tuesday to reconsider their approval of Enbridge Energy's plans to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The groups, including the Sierra Club, Youth Climate Intervenors, Friends of the...

Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

Sep. 24, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated, a company spokesman said Monday....