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Indiana's top electric provider seeks rate increase approval

Nov. 26, 2021 09:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest electric utility is seeking regulatory approval to raise its rates 1% every year until 2029 to pay for an $1.9 billion upgrade aimed at hardening its electric grid against severe weather. Plainfield-based Duke Energy Indiana filed...

Review coming of effects of Maine dams on rare salmon

Nov. 24, 2021 15:06 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators will perform an environmental review of the effects of four Maine dams on endangered salmon in a win for conservationists in the state. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced the review on Tuesday, the Portland Press...

Marijuana testing lab sues state over major product recall

Nov. 23, 2021 17:45 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A marijuana testing lab filed a lawsuit against Michigan regulators after a major product recall and allegations of unreliable results. Viridis Laboratories, with operations in Lansing and Bay City, said the “unjustified” recall last week...

Mexican president decrees automatic approval for projects

Nov. 22, 2021 22:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador issued a broad decree Monday requiring all federal agencies to give automatic approval for any public works project the government deems to be "in the national interest" or to “involve national...

Nuclear regulators uphold violations at Georgia reactors

Nov. 18, 2021 19:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Nuclear power regulators on Thursday affirmed giving greater scrutiny to two nuclear reactors being built at Georgia Power Co.'s Plant Vogtle after a special inspection found electrical cables were not properly separated. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission...

Louisiana lawmakers: Strain too slow on medical marijuana

Nov. 18, 2021 14:43 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain came under fire Thursday from state lawmakers who complained his regulatory agency was moving too slowly in expanding the medical marijuana products available to patients. The...

Report: Nuclear plant failed to prevent flooding during Ida

Nov. 12, 2021 15:59 PM EST

Operators of the Millstone nuclear power complex in Connecticut were too late in activating storm protection protocols when the remnants of Hurricane Ida hit the East Coast in September, resulting in minor flooding at the plant, federal regulators said Friday. The Nuclear...

Biden picks ex-FDA chief Robert Califf to again lead agency

Nov. 12, 2021 15:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday chose Dr. Robert Califf, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner and prominent medical researcher, to again lead the powerful regulatory agency. Califf's nomination comes after months of concern that the agency...

Tesla driver killed in fiery crash hit 90 mph, report says

Nov. 10, 2021 17:21 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Tesla driver who died with a passenger in a fiery September crash near Miami accelerated to 90 mph (145 kph) in the seconds before he lost control and smashed into trees, federal investigators said Wednesday — a conclusion disputed by the attorney...

Spire exec defends email warning of possible gas outages

Nov. 10, 2021 11:28 AM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County Council members are seeking answers over a recent email that Spire Missouri sent to customers warning them of possible natural gas outages this winter that the company said could occur if a pipeline is shut down. Council members...