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Nuclear industry pushing for fewer inspections at plants

Mar. 14, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nuclear power industry is pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to cut back on inspections at nuclear power plants and throttle back what it tells the public about plant problems. The agency, whose board is dominated by Trump appointees, is listening. Commission staffers are...

Enbridge delays Line 3 pipeline opening in Minnesota by year

Mar. 3, 2019 12:33 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Enbridge Energy is delaying the startup of its planned Line 3 replacement crude oil pipeline through northern Minnesota by a year. The Canadian-based company said Friday it now expects the new pipeline to go into service in the second half of 2020. Enbridge officials had hoped to put...

Senate confirms acting EPA chief for permanent role

Feb. 28, 2019 5:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite concerns by Democrats and one Republican about regulatory rollbacks he's made in eight months as the agency's acting chief. Senators voted 52-47 to confirm...

SEC wants Tesla CEO Elon Musk held in contempt for tweeting

Feb. 25, 2019 8:42 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk's tweeting habits have triggered another legal challenge from stock market regulators worried about him using his Twitter account to mislead investors. The latest dust-up emerged late Monday when the Securities and Exchange Commission asked a federal court in New...

Minnesota governor sides with environmentalists on pipeline

Feb. 12, 2019 3:03 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday that his administration will keep pursuing an appeal of an independent regulatory commission's approval of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, siding with environmental and tribal groups...

Mexico health officials stalled medical imports since 2007

Jan. 28, 2019 7:22 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's health regulatory agency says it has cleared about 13,000 requests for permits for medical devices and medicines, some of which had been awaiting approval since 2007. The agency says that since its new team of officials took office Dec. 3, the agency has worked to reduce a...

US panel hears arguments in nuclear waste storage case

Jan. 23, 2019 6:19 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists and nuclear watchdog groups raised dozens of objections Wednesday to an application filed by a New Jersey-based company seeking to build a multibillion-dollar facility in southeastern New Mexico to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors...

The Latest: Merck to ship 120,000 more Ebola vaccine doses

Jan. 22, 2019 12:32 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The chairman of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has denied that his company's technology allows China's security forces to eavesdrop on customers and demanded that critics back up the...