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Navajo Nation company ends bid to buy power plant, mine

Mar. 22, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation company has ended its bid to buy a coal-fired power plant on the reservation and the mine that feeds it. The decision Friday means the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine will close this year, ending decades of operation in northeastern Arizona. The bid...

Trump adds $3.7B in support to finish 2 new nuclear reactors

Mar. 22, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Friday that the Trump administration has finalized $3.7 billion in new loan guarantees to support completion of the first new U.S. commercial nuclear reactors in a generation, calling the expansion of nuclear energy "the real" Green New Deal. The...

Company: Rosemont Mine plan's OK finishes permitting process

Mar. 22, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Hudbay Minerals Inc. says its planned new open-pit copper mine in southern Arizona mountains near Tucson has cleared the final permitting step with U.S. Forest Service's approval of the projects operations plan. The Tonto-based company's announcement Thursday follows the U.S. Army...

Louisiana medical marijuana grower can ramp up production

Mar. 22, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's agriculture department and a state-sanctioned medical marijuana grower have broken through one of the key regulatory logjams keeping therapeutic cannabis off pharmaceutical shelves and out of patients' hands. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain announced Friday that...

GM announces jobs, electric vehicle after Trump criticism

Mar. 22, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit. The company says it will spend $300 million at its plant in Orion...

China chemical plant blast kills 47, injures hundreds more

Mar. 22, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 47 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously. Thursday's blast in an industrial park in the city of Yancheng, north of Shanghai, was one of China's worst...

Kentucky manufacturing plant to close in September

Mar. 22, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky plant that makes audio components for car manufacturers will close later this year. The Daily News reports Harman Becker Automotive will close its doors in Simpson County in September after nearly 20 years in business at the location. A statement from Connecticut-based...

Colstrip bill passes panel, heads for Montana Senate floor

Mar. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana legislative committee has endorsed a bill that supporters hope will keep the Colstrip Power Plant operating. The Billings Gazette reports that Senate Bill 331 passed the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee on a 9-4 vote Thursday. It now heads to the Senate floor....

EPA testing finds drop in cancer-causing gas after shutdown

Mar. 22, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

WILLOWBROOK, Ill. (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency says no spikes in a cancer-causing chemical were detected after a suburban Chicago plant that uses the gas was shut down. The Chicago Tribune reports that EPA documents released Thursday show that six days of reading done while...

Korean brake manufacturer to open US headquarters in Georgia

Mar. 22, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says a brake manufacturer based in South Korea plans to open its first North American manufacturing facility in McDonough. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Kemp announced on Wednesday the new 220,000-square-foot facility for Sangsin Technology America....