Latest Energy policy News

Correction: Japan-Energy story

Jun. 10, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In a story June 7 about Japan's energy policy, The Associated Press referred incorrectly to the plutonium reduction target cited by a policy research group. The target it mentioned was the amount of plutonium that would be used over 2-3 years, not 2-3 tons of plutonium. A corrected version of...

US court weighs if climate change violates children's rights

Jun. 4, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a courtroom packed with environmental activists, federal judges wrestled Tuesday with whether climate change violates the constitutional rights of young people who have sued the U.S. government over the use of fossil fuels. A Justice Department attorney warned three judges from the...

The Latest: US energy policy hurts young people, lawyer says

Jun. 4, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on young people suing the U.S. government over climate change (all times local): 3 p.m. A lawyer for young people who are suing the U.S. government over climate change says federal energy policy "puts children in harm's way." Attorney Julia Olson urged three judges from the...

Young Americans' lawsuit on climate change faces big hurdle

Jun. 4, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit by a group of young people who say U.S. energy policies are causing climate change and hurting their future faces a major hurdle Tuesday as lawyers for the Trump administration argue to stop the case from moving forward. Three judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Northwest Missouri sees divide over wind power projects

May. 24, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The public divide over wind farms starts with the term itself. Atchison County in the northwest corner of Missouri is home to what, thus far, is the largest wind-power project in the state. A landowner and a business leader see the wind turbines as bright, white, spinning beacons of...

Group raises concerns over New Mexico's landmark energy law

May. 17, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Proponents of New Mexico's energy industry say emails exchanged among environmentalists and a key member of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's cabinet represent a conflict of interest as the state was creating landmark legislation that set ambitious new renewable energy goals. In one...

Trump pushes 'America First energy policy' on Louisiana trip

May. 14, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

HACKBERRY, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump showcased his "America First energy policy" on Tuesday during a trip to Louisiana designed to highlight his administration's efforts to increase liquefied natural gas exports and boost the country's energy infrastructure. Trump toured the outskirts of a $10...

Bill targeting wind energy line stalls in Missouri Senate

May. 9, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Legislation that could thwart a large wind-energy power line has hit a roadblock in the Missouri Senate. Senators were unable to come to a vote late Wednesday on a bill prohibiting the use of eminent domain to acquire easement rights for the Grain Belt Express power line....

Trump's Iran policy put to test as end to nuclear deal looms

May. 8, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Iran policy has been rooted in the idea that being tougher on Tehran would yield better results and perhaps even a new nuclear deal to replace the Obama administration pact that he pulled the U.S. out of a year ago Wednesday. That strategy is now being put to the...

Nevada urges GOP to drop new push on nuclear waste dump

May. 1, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada lawmakers said Wednesday that senators should end a renewed effort to create a national nuclear-waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain because the ensuing political battle would only delay a permanent solution to the country's nuclear waste storage problem. Pledging to ensure that...