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Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 31, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

Here are editorials from newspapers around Illinois. March 29, 2020 The (Champaign) News-Gazette Sausage Making at its worst In a time of national despair, Congress rushed to pass an economic stimulus bill aimed at assisting individuals and businesses — both large and small — whose financial status...

Washington utility to buy power from Montana tribal group

Mar. 29, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Washington state electric utility signed a contract to purchase hydroelectric power from a Montana tribal company. Puget Sound Energy Inc. signed the 15-year contract to draw power from a project operated by Energy Keepers Inc., owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes...

In this photo taken March 3, 2020, the Klamath River is seen flowing across northern California from atop Cade Mountain in the Klamath National Forest. A plan to demolish four dams on California's second-largest river to benefit threatened salmon has sharpened a decades-old dispute over who has the biggest claim to the river's life-giving waters. The project, if it goes forward, would be the largest dam demolition project in U.S. history and reopen 400 stream miles of potential salmon habitat that's been blocked off for more than a century. Numerous tribes in southern Oregon and northern California are pushing for the dams' removal to save dwindling salmon populations in California's second-largest river. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Largest US dam removal stirs debate over coveted West water

Mar. 29, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

KLAMATH, Calif. (AP) — California's second-largest river has sustained Native American tribes with plentiful salmon for millennia, provided upstream farmers with irrigation water for generations and served as a haven for retirees who built dream homes along its banks. With so many demands, the Klamath...

In this photo taken March 3, 2020, the Iron Gate Dam, powerhouse and spillway are on the lower Klamath River near Hornbrook, Calif. A plan to demolish four dams on California's second-largest river to benefit threatened salmon has sharpened a decades-old dispute over who has the biggest claim to the river's life-giving waters. The project, if it goes forward, would be the largest dam demolition project in U.S. history and would include the Iron Gate Dam facility pictured. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Largest US dam removal stirs debate over coveted West water

Mar. 29, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

KLAMATH, Calif. (AP) — The second-largest river in California has sustained Native American tribes with plentiful salmon for millennia, provided upstream farmers with irrigation water for generations and served as a haven for retirees who built dream homes along its banks. With so many competing demands,...

Environmental groups complain about dam hearings format

Mar. 28, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Some environmental groups are complaining about the teleconference format for gathering public comments on a federal government proposal to save salmon runs on the Columbia River system. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the government decided to hold teleconferences, rather than...

Secretary of state to determine validity of signatures

Mar. 25, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The secretary of state's office must address whether some of the petitions used to get the proposed $1 billion New England Clean Energy Connect onto the November ballot were invalid. Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy this week gave Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap until April 1...

Plans announced for what could be Idaho's largest wind farm

Mar. 20, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

SHOSHONE, Idaho (AP) — Project managers in Idaho have announced plans to build a wind farm in the Magic Valley that could break ground in 2022. The final cost and size for the Lava Ridge Wind Project is unknown, but managers estimate spending about $1 billion for a farm that could produce up to 1,000...

Maine Supreme Court upholds PUC approval of energy corridor

Mar. 18, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state supreme court has rejected a challenge of utility regulators' approval of a 145-mile (230-kilometer) power transmission corridor that would serve as a conduit for hydropower from Canada. NextEra Energy Resources appealed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court after the Public...

Offshore wind farm development to include underground cables

Mar. 16, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

FALMOUTH , Mass. (AP) — Developers presented plans Monday for an offshore wind farm in Massachusetts to include underground cables. The joint venture between Shell and EDP Renewables to develop a 804-megawatt wind farm in Falmouth was presented to the Board of Selectman, Cape Cod Times reported. Plans...

DEP's draft recommendation favors $1 billion power corridor

Mar. 13, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine environmental regulators on Friday issued a draft recommendation supporting a $1 billion hydropower transmission project as long as Central Maine Power meets stipulations. But there will be an opportunity for public comments on the proposal before a final vote. The conditional...