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Ex-EPA chief Pruitt registers as energy lobbyist in Indiana

Apr. 18, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana on Thursday as fossil-fuels interests there are fighting to block the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants. A lobbying disclosure report for...

New Jersey utility board weighing $300M nuclear bailout

Apr. 17, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators are expected to decide this week whether to approve a $300 million bailout of the state's three nuclear power plants, operated by the state's biggest utility company. The Board of Public Utilities is expected to decide on the customer-financed subsidy during its...

Montana House rejects Colstrip power plant bill

Apr. 16, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a bill that would allow NorthWestern Energy to purchase another share of a coal-fired power plant in southeastern Montana and additional capacity on a key high-voltage power line. Supporters said elements of the proposal could be...

House endorses bill allowing coal-fired plant purchase

Apr. 15, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state House has endorsed a bill that would allow NorthWestern Energy to purchase an additional portion of a coal-fired power plant and of a high-voltage power line in southeastern Montana. The House voted 62-38 in favor of the bill on Monday. It needs to pass a final vote before a...

Warren has new plan for fossil fuel leasing on public lands

Apr. 15, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is vowing to prohibit new fossil fuel leasing on public lands if she's elected president, one of several new energy proposals she rolled out on Monday before a campaign swing in two Western states. Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, already has launched more than...

Wind turbines proposal whips up dispute in rural Wisconsin

Apr. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — Cindy Blanc, 57, and her 61-year-old husband, Peter Minucci, are freelance musicians who moved to 5 acres in the countryside in south central Wisconsin for the scenic views and serenity. Blanc leans against the glass door to her expansive backyard where they see a lot of wildlife,...

Panel changes bill allowing additional Colstrip power buy

Apr. 12, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A House committee has softened language in a bill allowing NorthWestern Energy to purchase a portion of a coal-fired power plant following criticism the first version bypassed regulatory protections. It would allow NorthWestern to buy additional generating capacity at the Colstrip...

Indiana House rejects proposed ban on new power plants

Apr. 12, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House has stripped language from a bill that would have temporarily banned the opening of new, large power plants even as Indiana's utilities increasingly move away from coal-fired power generation. A House panel proposed the amendment this month , but the full House voted...

New TVA head says board right on coal plant closures

Apr. 12, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shutting down a Kentucky coal-fired power plant is the right decision, the new head of the Tennessee Valley Authority said Friday. President Donald Trump and the U.S. Senate majority leader who hails from Kentucky had previously criticized the move. Jeff Lyash took over as president...

Kentucky plan to reduce Mammoth Cave haze approved by EPA

Apr. 12, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Kentucky's plan to meet federal air pollutant and visibility requirements around Mammoth Cave National Park. EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler visited Kentucky on Friday to announce the approval of the state's regional haze plan....