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Wyoming is losing millions from mineral tax delinquencies

Dec. 15, 2019 1:33 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — In just one decade, energy companies throughout Wyoming failed to pay $97.7 million in production taxes to counties on time, recent data compiled by Wyoming’s Legislative Service Office found. Wyoming’s 23 counties charge coal, oil and gas companies for the minerals they...

Disappointment as marathon climate talks end with slim deal

Dec. 15, 2019 1:21 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Marathon U.N. climate talks ended Sunday with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after major polluters resisted calls for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponed debate about rules for international carbon markets for another year....

Pakistani police arrest alleged Baluch separatists

Dec. 15, 2019 11:25 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Six militants from a banned Baluch separatist group were arrested Sunday in an operation in the forested area of southern Sindh Province, Pakistani police said. Senior officer Asad Shah said police seized a large number of weapons from the militants’ hideout in the Kashmor...

Lawsuit filed after recording banned at utility rate hearing

Dec. 15, 2019 10:47 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses the Alabama Public Service Commission of violating the Open Meetings Act by preventing audience members from recording a recent hearing. The lawsuit was filed by Laura Casey, a Democratic candidate for PSC president. Casey was one of three people...

California utility scrambles to renegotiate wildfire deal

Dec. 14, 2019 11:26 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's opposition to Pacific Gas & Electric's restructuring plan just a week after it struck a $13.5 billion settlement with fire victims is forcing the nation's largest utility to go back to the negotiating table and come up with a solution fairly quickly....

Nicaragua nationalizes fuel firm 2 days after US sanctions

Dec. 14, 2019 6:44 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua nationalized the fuel distribution company DNP on Saturday, two days after U.S. authorities sanctioned the firm for allegedly being used by President Daniel Ortega’s family for personal enrichment through non-competitive contracts with government institutions. The...

Generator for New Orleans drainage pumps explodes, injures 2

Dec. 14, 2019 5:42 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An explosion at an electrical generating plant that powers New Orleans' drainage system injured two people and rattled windows in nearby neighborhoods. The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board said the explosion took place Saturday afternoon at its main water plant on the western edge...

Tornado causes minor damage in Florida

Dec. 14, 2019 3:48 PM EST

KORONA, Fla. (AP) — Weather officials say a tornado caused minor damage after it touched down in Florida and traveled about 20 miles. According to the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, the tornado touched down early Saturday morning near Bunnell, stopping just short of Flagler Beach. The agency...

Dismissal of Ohio lawsuit against pipeline company is upheld

Dec. 14, 2019 1:20 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio appeals court this week upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the state against the builders of a natural gas pipeline over spills of drilling fluid into wetlands during construction in 2017. A three-judge panel for the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Canton said the Ohio...

North Dakota sets record oil production with 1.5M barrels

Dec. 14, 2019 12:57 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's mineral resources director said Friday the state reached a production record of 1.5 million barrels of oil per day. The figures Lynn Helms released reflect the month of October. The increase comes a month after production had dropped to 1.44 million barrels per day....