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Deal for Wyoming mines called best-case for idled miners

Oct. 21, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two of the biggest U.S. coal mines have been sold, raising the possibility that hundreds of miners in Wyoming could return to work almost four months after the owner of the mines filed for bankruptcy protection. Tennessee-based Contura Energy announced Monday that Blackjewel closed...

The Latest: Dallas EF-3 tornado carried winds up to 140 mph

Oct. 21, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather that struck portions of the central and southern U.S. (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The National Weather Service says the tornado that ripped through North Dallas had a maximum wind speed of 140 mph (225 kph). The agency rated the Sunday night tornado as EF-3. It...

More Hawaii wind farm protesters arrested

Oct. 21, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) — More protesters opposed to a wind farm on Oahu's North Shore have been arrested. Dozens of protesters trying to block equipment from getting to the construction site were arrested Sunday night and Monday morning. Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports three wind turbine blades as long as...

Group misses deadline to get nuclear plant bailout on ballot

Oct. 21, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A group trying to overturn the financial rescue for Ohio's two nuclear power plants says it doesn't have enough signatures needed for a statewide vote. Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts had until to Monday to submit the signatures. The group says it isn't giving up and will continue...

Tippah cooperative could be next in Mississippi for internet

Oct. 19, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi electric cooperatives continue to move toward offering internet. Tippah Electric Power Association board members voted this month to create a broadband internet subsidiary. The cooperative's 13,500 members in Tippah, Benton, Union, Prentiss and Alcorn counties are now...

Minnesota slated to expand electric vehicle charging network

Oct. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota will spend nearly $1.7 million from its share of the Volkswagen emissions-cheating settlement to expand electric vehicle charging options over the next two years along the state's major highways. The 22 added charging locations will collectively form a "minimum viable...

The Latest: Wind farm vows to be good neighbor; 55 arrested

Oct. 18, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on arrests of protesters of a Hawaii wind farm project (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The energy company that wants to build a wind farm on Oahu's North Shore says they respect people's right to oppose the project. Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard says 55 people were...

About 20 Hawaii wind farm protesters arrested

Oct. 18, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) — In the latest Hawaii protest of a controversial project, police arrested at least 20 people attempting to block equipment from traveling to a wind farm construction site. Opponents have been fighting the project planned for Oahu's North Shore for about a decade. Protests intensified...

Northam announces new renewable energy contract

Oct. 18, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is announcing a new agreement to power state government buildings with more renewable energy. That includes energy from the state's first commercial on-shore wind farm, which has struggled to find a buyer. Northam announced a deal with electric utility...

Energy Secretary Perry says he is resigning by year's end

Oct. 17, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Thursday that he will leave his job by the end of the year, saying that under President Donald Trump the nation is nearing energy independence. Perry's long-rumored departure comes as he is under scrutiny over the role he played in the president's...