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Montana lawmaker wants state to buy beleaguered power plant

Jan. 22, 2019 12:24 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Billings legislator's proposal that Montana buy Colstrip power plant drew criticism from business and environmental groups alike at a Monday hearing in Helena. Business lobbyists cautioned against state government buying private companies, while environmentalists warned against...

3 possible sites for Wyoming's experimental coal plant

Jan. 20, 2019 1:20 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon is looking at at least three potential sites for the experimental coal-generating plant he wants to build in the state. The Gillette News Record reports that the Gordon told the Wyoming Press Association Convention Friday that the Integrated Test Center near...

Montana debates future sources for power generation

Jan. 18, 2019 3:35 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Renewable energy and fossil fuel advocates made their case to Montana regulators Friday for how to boost the state's electricity generation to make up for an expected drop in the region's power supply as coal-fired plants are shut down in the coming years. The Montana Public Service...

Report: Kansas electricity costs higher than other states

Jan. 18, 2019 2:54 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas customers are paying more for electricity than in neighboring states because of investments in coal and wind power, according to the state's public utilities commission. The Kansas Corporation Commission recently presented its analysis of the state's high electricity rates to...

Dartmouth to invest $200M to convert to biomass, heating

Jan. 18, 2019 8:26 AM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College says it's planning to invest $200 million in a wood-burning power plant and hot water heating, and convert steam pipes in more than 110 buildings on campus. The Valley News reports the college announced plans Thursday for the biomass plant. It currently gets its steam...

Democrats hit Trump EPA nominee on coal lobbying, rollbacks

Jan. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change "a huge issue" but not the "greatest crisis" and drew fire from Democrats at his confirmation hearing over the regulatory rollbacks he's made in six months as the agency's...

New leader of Navajo Nation delivers message of hope, change

Jan. 15, 2019 9:24 PM EST

FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. (AP) — Jonathan Nez delivered a message of hope, resilience and change Tuesday in his inaugural address as president of the Navajo Nation, drawing from the tribe's history as a way to move forward. He and Vice President Myron Lizer took the oath of office before a large crowd at an...

Crews begin razing shuttered Indiana coal-fired power plant

Jan. 12, 2019 9:33 AM EST

CENTERTON, Ind. (AP) — Crews have begun demolishing an old coal-fired power plant that was shuttered three years ago in south-central Indiana. Indianapolis Power & Light Co. had operated four coal-powered units at its Eagle Valley Generating Station until 2016. IPL spokesman Fred Mills says crews began...

The Latest: New Wyoming governor seeks port access for coal

Jan. 9, 2019 1:16 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon's first state of the state address (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Wyoming's new governor says he will fight to make sure companies mining in the state can export coal overseas. Republican Mark Gordon said in his first state of the state address...

Governor sets goals for Pennsylvania to cut greenhouse gases

Jan. 8, 2019 4:45 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is stepping up the fight against climate change and setting targets to slash Pennsylvania's greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades in a heavily populated and fossil fuel-rich state that has long been one of the nation's biggest polluters. Wolf, a Democrat, on...