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Big Nevada gold mine expansion on hold in face of opposition

Aug. 7, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Facing fierce opposition from conservationists and tribal leaders on multiple fronts, Nevada’s largest mining company has suspended its proposed expansion of what would become one of the biggest gold mines in the world. Lawyers for the U.S. government and one of the groups seeking...

Washington Supreme Court upholds Spokane River water minimum

Aug. 7, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that a state law that put a minimum on the amount of water that must flow in the Spokane River was valid. The Center for Environmental Policy and other environmental groups sued the state Department of Ecology, arguing that the...

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty speaks to supporters on Friday, July 17, 2020, after casting an early voting ballot at the Nashville Public Library Bellevue Branch in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's Aug. 6 primary races

Aug. 7, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The heated race to become the Republican nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat topped Tennessee's primary election Thursday, as well as contested challenges in a handful of U.S. House and legislative seats. Here is a summary of those offices on the ballot: U.S. Senate Republicans...

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty speaks at a polling place Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Brentwood, Tenn. Hagerty and Dr. Manny Sethi are competing to become the GOP nominee in the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Hagerty vs. Bradshaw in race to succeed US Sen. Alexander

Aug. 7, 2020 7:29 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in November will feature a matchup between a Republican candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump and a Black activist who pulled off an astonishing upset victory over the Democratic establishment's choice — with a...

Lisa McClain wins GOP primary to succeed retiring Mitchell

Aug. 5, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

BRUCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Business executive and political newcomer Lisa McClain has defeated two other Republicans to win the open primary in Michigan's 10th Congressional District. Two-term Rep. Paul Mitchell is retiring from the seat that includes the Thumb region and much of Macomb County north of...

Grants to help ensure health of Massachusetts bays

Aug. 1, 2020 8:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Several environmental organizations are sharing a nearly $100,000 grant to help improve the health of the ecosystems of Ipswich Bay, Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay. The federal funds will be matched by almost $200,000 in municipal and private contributions, according to the state Office...

In this May 15, 2019, file photo, the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is seen from the air near Colfax, Washington. The federal government said Friday, July 31, 2020, four giant dams on the Snake River in Washington state will not be removed to help endangered salmon migrate to the ocean. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

US: Snake River dams will not be removed to save salmon

Jul. 31, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. government announced Friday that four huge dams on the Snake River in Washington state will not be removed to help endangered salmon migrate to the ocean. The decision thwarts the desires of environmental groups that fought for two decades to breach the structures. The Final...

President Donald Trump adjusts his jacket as he stands with Double Eagle Energy co-CEOs Cody Campbell, left, and John Sellers, right before viewing the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Midland, Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump downplays West Texas energy worries, attacks Democrats

Jul. 29, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump took sweeping digs at “crazy left radical Democrats” on a trip Wednesday to the fracking fields of West Texas, launching unsubstantiated claims that a Democratic administration would destroy everything from the country's suburbs to the U.S. energy...

FILE- In this July 24, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during an event to sign executive orders on lowering drug prices, in the South Court Auditorium in the White House complex in Washington.  Trump is working overtime to solidify his image as a champion regulation-cutter in the leadup to the November election. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Trump talks up his rule-cutting, but courts saying otherwise

Jul. 25, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is positioning himself as a champion regulation-cutter in the leadup to the Nov. 3 election, but in between his showy red-tape-cutting events, his deregulatory agenda is taking a beating in the courts. One day, he’s hailing a massive rollback to one of the...

Environmental group sues utility over lights on towers

Jul. 25, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A Maine environmental group is suing over lights installed on a set of power line towers. The lawsuit filed in Superior Court by the Friends of Merrymeeting Bay contends there were no lights at a pair of 195-foot Central Maine Power Company towers on the Kennebec River until the utility...