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Clean water grants available for agriculture programs

Jun. 23, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is again releasing up to $500,000 in grants for agricultural programs that address water quality. The proposals are due by Aug. 1. The agency is seeking programs focused on regulatory compliance; agricultural non-point source...

Political opposition grows to nuclear waste storage plan

Jun. 21, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Plans by a New Jersey-based company to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors in the New Mexico desert is running into more political trouble, as some of the state's top elected officials are raising red flags. Congresswoman Deb Haaland became the latest...

Official denies lawyer outings skewed Nevada pot licensing

Jun. 21, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A top Nevada marijuana regulator denied in court that the state dispensary licensing process was tainted by meetings and meals he had with representatives of businesses that won coveted bids to open potentially lucrative retail pot stores. Jorge Pupo, Department of Taxation deputy...

Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food

Jun. 11, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to simplify the "regulatory maze" for producers. The move comes as companies are turning to newer genetic...

Cuomo: Regulatory commission must pay for NY flooding costs

Jun. 8, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatens action against an international body that regulates waterways between the United States and Canada if it doesn't reimburse his state for costs linked to record flooding around Lake Ontario. The Democratic governor says the International Joint Commission took...

New Mexico governor says no to high-level nuclear waste

Jun. 7, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor said Friday she's opposed to plans by a New Jersey-based company to build a multibillion-dollar facility in her state to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors around the U.S. In a letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Gov....

Commission asked to review new nuclear whistleblower program

Jun. 6, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney is asking the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to review the Tennessee Valley Authority's new whistleblowing program before it's implemented. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports attorney Billie Garde filed a letter Tuesday saying TVA fired some of its nuclear employee...

Opponents of pipeline argue land was improperly seized

Jun. 6, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Landowners in Ohio hope to convince a federal appeals court that they were forced by a federal agency to sell their property to a pipeline builder sending large quantities of natural gas to Canada. At issue is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of a project that allowed...

Blood tests recommended over Notre Dame lead risk

Jun. 4, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris' regional health agency is recommending that children under seven and pregnant women who live near Notre Dame Cathedral take a blood test over concern the fire that ravaged the monument caused lead pollution. The April 15 blaze sent tons of toxic lead from the cathedral's burnt-out roof...

The Latest: Nuclear power era comes to end in Massachusetts

May. 31, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the shutdown of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant (all times local): ___ 6:25 p.m. The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth has permanently shut down after 47 years of generating electricity. The final shutdown occurred at 5:28 p.m. Friday. Entergy, which owns the...