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Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Oct. 20, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

The (Huntington) Herald-Dispatch. Oct. 17, 2021. Editorial: PSC decision gives WV time to consider coal plants’ futures The headline on an email sent by an energy news aggregator website said it well: “West Virginia regulators go all in on coal...

Eielson to receive Air Force's first nuclear microreactor

Oct. 20, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A base in interior Alaska has been chosen by the U.S. Air Force to receive its first nuclear microreactor. Eielson Air Force Base was selected in a project that began in 2019, when a National Defense Authorization Act requirement to identify...

Carbon dioxide underground storage project advances

Oct. 20, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Plans for North Dakota's first carbon dioxide storage project are moving forward. State regulators granted several approvals Tuesday for the underground storage of carbon emissions from Red Trail Energy's ethanol plant near Richardton. ...

Tentative settlement reached in Dominion rate review

Oct. 18, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest electric utility has reached a settlement agreement with regulators and other parties in an ongoing rate case that if approved would provide one-time refunds to customers and a rate reduction going forward. Dominion Energy...

Court: Ohio regulators erred in OK'ing FirstEnergy affiliate

Oct. 15, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that the state's utility regulators should not have approved an Akron-based FirstEnergy affiliate to help consumers shop for electricity. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the high court's...

Judge sides with company in royalties dispute with state

Oct. 15, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge has sided with a Houston-based energy company in a dispute with North Dakota involving oil and natural gas royalties, a decision that could affect several other drillers that allegedly owe the state millions of dollars in payments, the biggest portion of which...

High court rejects gas company's pipeline stay request

Oct. 15, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts has rejected a Supreme Court stay request from the St. Louis-based natural gas company Spire Inc. to allow it to keep operating a pipeline through Illinois and Missouri. Roberts did not comment Friday in refusing to...

Aging equipment, spills test ties between oil, California

Oct. 15, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hoping to recover a lost anchor chain, a work boat dragged a grappling hook along the seabed near an oil platform off the Southern California coast. But it hooked something else -- a pipeline carrying crude oil from the towering rig to shore. Once...

Judge temporarily blocks law to prevent power plant closure

Oct. 14, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Montana law that sought to prevent the closure of a coal-fired power plant by requiring its outgoing owners to pay for long-term maintenance and operating costs. U.S. District Judge Susan Watters said...

From condiments to condoms: new California laws bring change

Oct. 14, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom spent the summer campaigning to keep his job and, with a landslide victory in hand, he's continued pushing progressive California further left. In the four weeks after beating back a recall attempt, the Democrat...