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Indiana utility faces $1.1M fine over safety violations

Aug. 8, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana utility is facing a $1.1 million fine — the largest in state history — after state regulators cited it for natural gas pipeline safety violations and specified that the company cannot pass that cost onto its ratepayers. The Indiana Utility...

Virginia utility regulator nominated for federal commission

Jul. 28, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission has been nominated to fill a seat on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Monday that President Donald Trump is nominating Mark Christie for the seat. The White House called Christie...

Bars, restaurants to stop alcohol sales at 11 pm

Jul. 27, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama bars and restaurants will not be able to serve alcohol past 11 p.m., under an emergency order adopted by the state regulatory agency Monday to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board approved an emergency order that limits the...

Trump administration agreement gives more help to US uranium

Jul. 23, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two U.S. government agencies agreed Thursday to keep state regulators primarily in charge of regulating groundwater pollution from uranium mining in the latest move by President Donald Trump's administration to prop up the ailing industry. The agreement signed in Wyoming, the top...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk in the central business district in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state reported a record new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and health authorities warned that numbers could continue to rise. With Australia’s second-largest city Melbourne now in lockdown for two weeks, authorities had hoped the infection rate would begin to plateau. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Masks compulsory in Australia's 2nd biggest city

Jul. 22, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Wearing masks became compulsory in Australia’s second-largest city of Melbourne on Thursday as coronavirus hot spot Victoria state reported 403 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and five deaths. The daily infection tally for the state was down from a record 484 posted Wednesday....

Regulators, others fear plan to dismantle damaged reactor

Jul. 18, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — It’s been more than 41 years, but Stephen Mohr still remembers how he knew something went wrong at the nuclear power plant on Three Mile Island. “I knew something happened because I went out to get the newspaper and I could smell it,” said Mohr, a lifelong...

County to appeal Denver Water project amid final approval

Jul. 17, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A water utility company in Colorado can proceed with its planned reservoir expansion and the largest construction project in Boulder County after it received final federal approval, company officials said. Denver Water CEO Jim Lochhead announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory...

FILE - This March 3, 2020, file photo shows the Iron Gate Dam, powerhouse and spillway are on the lower Klamath River near Hornbrook, Calif. Federal regulators on Thursday, July 16, 2020, threw a significant curveball at a coalition that has been planning for years to demolish four massive hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border to save salmon. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)

Agency throws curveball in largest U.S. dam demolition plan

Jul. 16, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal regulators on Thursday threw a significant curveball at a coalition that has been planning for years to demolish four massive hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border to save salmon populations that have dwindled to almost nothing. The deal, which would...

Residents wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus line up for COVID-19 test outside the Worker's Stadium in Beijing on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Test sites have sprung up through the Chinese capital as test have become a daily normal after the latest outbreak of the coronavirus, (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: SKorea weighs listing churches as 'high risk'

Jun. 30, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as “high risk” venues for the spread of COVID-19 following a slew of transmissions tied to church gatherings. South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun...

This June 2020 photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Enbridge who provided the photos to the state of Michigan, last week said an anchor support on the east leg of the pipeline, right, had shifted.  A Michigan regulatory panel refused Tuesday, June 30, 2020, to grant quick permission to run a new oil pipeline beneath a channel that connects two of the Great Lakes, deciding instead to conduct a full review. Enbridge filed an application in April with the Michigan Public Service Commission to relocate a segment of its Line 5 that extends beneath the Straits of Mackinac, which links Lakes Huron and Michigan. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP)

Regulators deny quick approval of new Great Lakes pipeline

Jun. 30, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

Traverse City, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan regulatory panel on Tuesday refused to grant quick permission to run a new oil pipeline beneath a channel that connects two of the Great Lakes, deciding instead to conduct a full review. The state Public Service Commission's decision involved a proposed replacement...