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US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

Apr. 17, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The man-made lakes that store water supplying millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico are projected to shrink to historic lows in the coming months, dropping to levels that could trigger the federal government's first-ever official shortage declaration and...

Owner, builder of solar array fined for polluting brook

Apr. 17, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A New Jersey solar energy company and utility Eversource have agreed to pay up to $310,000 in state fines to Massachusetts for allegedly violating state environmental laws that led to pollution of a brook and other protected areas. The...

New facility to build offshore wind turbines comes to port

Apr. 15, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The developers of multiple offshore wind projects in the northeast will build a facility in the port of Providence to assemble the rigs for floating wind turbines. Orsted and Eversource are investing $24 million to build the facility with local...

Biden taps ex-Obama official as Interior Department deputy

Apr. 14, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is naming Tommy Beaudreau, a former Obama administration official, to be deputy secretary at the Interior Department after dropping plans for a more liberal nominee who faced key Senate opposition. President Joe Biden on Wednesday...

Wetlands deregulation bill advances to Indiana governor

Apr. 14, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a disputed bill seeking to remove protections from Indiana’s already diminished wetlands amid mounting criticism that the legislation could cause damage to the state’s waterways, wildlife and...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 14, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. April 9, 2021. Editorial: Transitioning away from fossil fuels means transitioning away from housing injustice In January, Mayor Jim Kenney announced Philadelphia’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The...

NJ offshore wind to connect at 2 former power plants onshore

Apr. 13, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY. N.J. (AP) — A large offshore wind energy project planned off the coast of New Jersey will connect onshore to two former power plants, and cables will run under two of the state's most popular beaches, officials said Tuesday. At a virtual public hearing on...

Millions pour into groups fighting, supporting power line

Apr. 13, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Money is pouring into the campaign battle over a $1 billion hydropower transmission project in western Maine, and project supporters outspent opponents more than 2 to 1 in the latest reporting period. Clean Energy Matters, which is backing the...

Spain's PM wants EU recovery funds to create greener nation

Apr. 13, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's left-wing government wants the massive coronavirus windfall it will be receiving from the European Union to transform the nation after the economic devastation caused by the pandemic. Spain is set to receive 140 billion euros ($166...

Missouri River managers turn attention from flood to drought

Apr. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — With anticipated continued drought, flooding likely won’t be an issue this year in the upper Missouri River basin, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal officials. Despite recent rainfall, the Yankton region remains a...