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EPA: Fish damage from mine spill wasn't severe, long-lasting

Dec. 5, 2018 6:53 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Fish and other aquatic life did not suffer severe or long-lasting damage from a mine waste spill three years ago that polluted rivers in three states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. An EPA report released last week analyzed the 2015 spill at the inactive Gold King Mine in...

High court rules against Hopi Tribe in snowmaking challenge

Nov. 29, 2018 4:55 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Hopi Tribe has lost a legal battle against snowmaking on a northern Arizona mountain where tribal members made frequent pilgrimages to gather plants and water for ceremonial use long before a ski resort existed. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday the tribe's emotional,...

Sides spar over water permit for refinery near national park

Nov. 14, 2018 4:10 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A company developing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota has supplied adequate information to justify drawing water from an underwater aquifer, State Water Commission officials testified Wednesday. An attorney for area landowners challenging the...

Oklahoma earthquake prompts shutdown of well

Nov. 5, 2018 8:12 AM EST

BRIDGE CREEK, Okla. (AP) — State oil and gas regulators in Oklahoma have ordered the indefinite shutdown of a disposal well after an earthquake struck nearby. The 3.3 magnitude quake was reported Sunday night near Bridge Creek, about 20 miles (33 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City. There are no reports...

Atlanta corruption investigation stretches into Mississippi

Oct. 25, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal investigation into corruption at Atlanta City Hall has stretched into Mississippi with a new bribery charge leveled against a former Atlanta city employee and political consultant. A new indictment filed in Atlanta this week against Mitzi Bickers alleges she tried to get city...

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes Texas, Oklahoma panhandles

Oct. 20, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — An earthquake has shaken parts of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 8:04 a.m. Saturday about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north-northeast of Amarillo. The temblor was recorded at a depth of 3 miles (5...

The Latest: FEMA Chief: Florida damage among worst he's seen

Oct. 14, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on communities struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long is calling the damage left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he's ever seen. Long toured several towns in Florida's...