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New Mexico: More wells needed to gauge uranium plumes

Nov. 11, 2019 12:15 PM EST

MILAN, N.M. (AP) — More wells are needed to measure uranium plumes in a major aquifer in western New Mexico, state environmental officials said The state Environment Department is asking federal authorities to collaborate to ensure accurate measurement of a plume of uranium contamination leaving the...

Oil company seeks to keep records closed in Alaska buyout

Nov. 11, 2019 9:20 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some Alaskans are calling for greater financial transparency from Hilcorp Energy Co., the company seeking to buy BP's North Slope assets, officials said. Hilcorp asked the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to allow recent years of financial records to remain confidential, The...

Indiana agency to regulators: Deny Duke's rate increase

Nov. 7, 2019 7:50 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana agency advised regulators to deny Duke Energy's request to increase average monthly charges by as much as $23 per customer, countering that fees should instead be lowered. Indiana's Office of Utility Consumer Counselor Bill Fine has recommended that the utility reduce its...

Regulators approve exemptions for former nuclear power plant

Nov. 4, 2019 3:23 PM EST

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Federal regulators are exempting the shuttered Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station from certain emergency planning and preparedness requirements. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it granted the exemption request Monday because the plant permanently ceased operations in May after 46...

Fees reduced, eliminated for medical marijuana users

Nov. 4, 2019 7:31 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan is lowering or eliminating fees assessed on people who register to use marijuana for medical reasons. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced last week that new rules are in effect. The application fee for a two-year registry card is now $40, down from $60. A...

Report: DC didn't properly handle illegal housing complaint

Nov. 4, 2019 1:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent investigation has determined that a Washington, D.C., regulatory agency didn't properly handle a complaint about an illegal rooming house that later caught fire, killing two people. The Washington Post reports the investigation by an outside consulting firm hired by the...

Michigan takes applications for adult-use marijuana licenses

Nov. 1, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is now accepting applications from businesses wanting to get into the marijuana industry in the wake of voters' legalization of the drug for adult recreational use. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency began receiving license applications Friday. Businesses that already have...

Colorado state employee emails to vanish from public record

Oct. 30, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of state employees in Colorado have prepared to have their emails eliminated to remove access to government records that would otherwise be public. The Denver Post reports that the affected employees work for the Department of Regulatory Agencies which regulates state industries...

Collins Aerospace asked to sell Cedar Rapids-based business

Oct. 29, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Federal antitrust regulators reviewing the proposed merger of defense contractors United Technologies Corp. and Raytheon have requested that United Technologies unit Collins Aerospace sell its Cedar Rapids-based military GPS business. The Gazette reports that the GPS business...

Duke Energy's proposed 15% Indiana rate faces data pushback

Oct. 29, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Several large companies want Indiana regulators to order Duke Energy to refile paperwork supporting its proposed 15% rate increase. Duke Energy is seeking the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission's approval for the rate hike for its 840,000 Indiana electric customers. But the...