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Gas customers are casualties in fight over new pipelines

Sep. 18, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

Chris Miles and his partners were ready to open their new, seaside barbecue joint just in time for the summer season when they got stunning news: There would be no gas to fuel the fryers, griddles and stoves. National Grid, the utility that serves the Rockaway Beach section of Queens, refused to turn on natural...

Minnesota Supreme Court rejects Line 3 pipeline challenges

Sep. 17, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has declined to take up challenges by tribal and conservation groups to the environmental review of Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The court rejected the requests in a one-page order...

AP Analysis: Saudi oil attack part of dangerous new pattern

Sep. 17, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The assault on the beating heart of Saudi Arabia's vast oil empire follows a new and dangerous pattern that's emerged across the Persian Gulf this summer of precise attacks that leave few obvious clues as to who launched them. Beginning in May with the still-unclaimed...

Walz signs order creating Governor's Biofuels Council

Sep. 16, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

PLATO, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz is setting up a council to advise him on how to foster the growth of Minnesota's biofuels industry. The Governor's Biofuels Council will have 15 members, including representatives of the agriculture, biofuels and transportation industries, as well as environmental and...

Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack

Sep. 16, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is "locked and loaded" to respond to a weekend drone assault on Saudi Arabia's energy infrastructure that his aides blamed on Iran. The attack, which halved the kingdom's oil production and sent crude...

Township zoning aims to bar pipelines, turbines near trail

Sep. 15, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania township has approved zoning changes aimed at blocking projects such as natural gas pipelines, wind turbines, solar panels and cellphone towers from being located near its section of the Appalachian Trail. Plainfield Township supervisors unanimously last week...

Minnesota labor unions divided over the Green New Deal

Sep. 15, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two national leaders of the Service Employees International Union recently came to St. Paul to talk about the union's latest initiative to fight climate change: the Green New Deal. Earlier this summer, the SEIU executive board passed a resolution endorsing the sweeping measure proposed...

Lawsuit: Poor information about pipeline led to fatal blast

Sep. 13, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal lawsuit accuses a major pipeline company based in Georgia of failing to tell work crews where a major underground pipeline was located before they ruptured the line, touching off a deadly explosion in Alabama. The workers were trying to make repairs after a Colonial Pipeline Co....

Norwegian oil terminal evacuated after blaze on tanker

Sep. 13, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police evacuated people from a major tanker port in southern Norway Friday as a precaution after a fire on an oil tanker. Firefighters took two hours to extinguish the blaze on the Liberia-flagged Dubai Harmony, assisted by the vessel's crew, the local fire department said,...

Merkel: Germany, auto industry face 'Herculean' climate task

Sep. 12, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Environmentalist staged a protest Thursday at the start of the Frankfurt Motor Show, hours after German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged that her government and the country's powerful automakers face a "Herculean task" meeting the goals set for combating climate change....