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UA clean energy project gets Corporation Commission votes

Dec. 10, 2019 7:11 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A state commission unanimously approved a partnership Tuesday between the University of Arizona and Tucson Electric Power to run the campus primarily on renewable energy. The five members of the Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates public utilities, voted for the project during a...

6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

Dec. 10, 2019 7:11 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gunbattle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. The dead included the two gunmen, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said....

Chevron will write down assets by at least $10 billion

Dec. 10, 2019 7:04 PM EST

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Chevron Corp. said Tuesday it will book a charge of at least $10 billion because lower long-term prices for oil and natural gas will reduce the value of its assets. More than half the write-down is related to gas drilling operations in Appalachia. The huge fourth-quarter write-down...

Survey of Vermont nuclear plant shows areas of contamination

Dec. 10, 2019 6:21 PM EST

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A survey of groundwater and soil of the Vermont Yankee site turned up 17 “areas of concern" for contamination. Five of the areas of nuclear power plant in Vernon are so polluted that they require additional cleanup, representatives from NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Co....

2 Virginia men sentenced for illegal hunting in Nebraska

Dec. 10, 2019 5:50 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Virginia men will serve one year of probation and pay $20,000 each in fines and restitution for illegally shooting wildlife in Nebraska. Prosecutors announced that 39-year-old Gregg Davis, of Ruckersville, Virginia, and 44-year-old Chadwick Graham, of Charlottesville, Virginia, were...

Exxon Mobil prevails in lawsuit over climate regulations

Dec. 10, 2019 5:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil won Tuesday in a closely watched lawsuit over the costs of climate change, with a judge saying there was no proof the energy giant duped investors about the toll that regulations could take on its business. New York Attorney General Letitia James' office didn't prove the...

DNR board OKs drafting new manure rules for sensitive areas

Dec. 10, 2019 5:36 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources board granted the agency permission Tuesday to start drawing up contentious manure and fertilizer restrictions for areas prone to groundwater pollution. The board gave the department the go-ahead on a 5-1 vote, despite concerns from the...

Police chief: Officer, 2 suspects and 3 bystanders killed in sprawling Jersey City shooting

Dec. 10, 2019 5:26 PM EST
Police chief: Officer, 2 suspects and 3 bystanders killed in sprawling Jersey City shooting.

Warren's new ocean plan includes Western drought, wildfires

Dec. 10, 2019 4:49 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has updated her strategy to combat climate change with a focus on protecting ocean habitat as well as Western drought and wildfires. The Massachusetts senator is on a two-day campaign swing in Nevada with an appearance scheduled Tuesday...

Western governors form council to target invasive species

Dec. 10, 2019 3:41 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — States need to work together to stop the spread of invasive species, Western governors say. The Western Governors' Association on Friday launched the Western Invasive Species Council and named representatives from 13 states and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Invasive...