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Lawsuit aims to kill stalled $2B methanol refinery project

Nov. 12, 2019 6:12 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to keep one of the world's biggest methanol refineries from being built along the Columbia River in Washington state. Plans for the $2 billion refinery, shipping terminal and pipeline project in the small city of Kalama are already stalled after a state...

Navajo leader: Tribe won't financially back energy company

Nov. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation president says the tribe will not financially back the bonds a tribal energy company needs for a trio of newly acquired coal mines off the reservation. The Navajo Transitional Energy Co. recently bought Montana's largest coal mine and two others in Wyoming at...

Tribe to argue against expansion of Dakota Access pipeline

Nov. 12, 2019 5:40 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members have long maintained that a leak in the Dakota Access oil pipeline would threaten their Missouri River water supply, and on Wednesday they will argue that a new proposal to double the line's capacity magnifies the probability of a disastrous oil...

NY governor threatens to prevent gas company from operating

Nov. 12, 2019 4:39 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening to revoke a utility's certificate to offer natural gas service in downstate New York. Democrat Cuomo sent a letter to National Grid on Tuesday giving the company 14 days to respond. State utility regulators this fall took aim at National Grid for denying...

Company's bid to use groundwater for nuclear plant denied

Nov. 12, 2019 3:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona water regulators have rejected an application by an electric company to use groundwater to cool the nuclear power plant west of Phoenix because the water is being used by nearby residents, officials said. The state Department of Water Resources denied the request from Arizona Public...

AP Exclusive: FBI eyes how Pennsylvania approved pipeline

Nov. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Gov. Tom Wolf's administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline project to carry highly volatile natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned. FBI agents have...

Gallon of gas jumps 3 cents per gallon in Rhode Island

Nov. 12, 2019 3:05 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has risen 3 cents. AAA Northeast said Tuesday that self-serve, regular is selling for an average of $2.51 per gallon, 10 cents lower than the national average and 21 cents lower than the in-state price a year ago. AAA's Lloyd...

Gas up 3 cents per gallon in Massachusetts

Nov. 12, 2019 3:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has increased 3 cents as trade tensions between the U.S. and China cool. AAA Northeast reported Tuesday that self-serve, regular is now selling for an average of $2.51 per gallon. That is a dime lower than the national average, and 23...

Wyoming governor announces plan on future revenue shortfalls

Nov. 12, 2019 12:48 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Mark Gordon has announced a new initiative to study the economics behind Wyoming's reliance on coal, oil and natural gas production revenue. In a statement released Monday, Gordon says his initiative is a first-step in a process of understanding and tackling the state's sizable...

Secrecy shrouds talks on New Mexico's methane emissions

Nov. 12, 2019 11:56 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has been outspoken about curbing methane emissions, but the advisory panel tasked with making recommendations is meeting behind closed doors and even the times and places of its gatherings are not made public. There have been no published agendas...