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Firm announces projected timeline for new Hawaii stadium

Sep. 13, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A new Aloha Stadium could be ready for the opening of the University of Hawaii's 2023 football season, officials said. The owner and senior principal of the firm hired to shepherd the process says a 2023 opening date can be achieved, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. The state...

Crowd divided on locating new military jets in Madison

Sep. 13, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The possibility of locating the military's newest fighter jets in Madison drew hundreds of people to a National Guard meeting. The crowd at the Alliant Energy Center Thursday night in Madison was divided on whether basing the supersonic jets at Truax Field would be a good idea. The...

House votes to bar Arctic drilling; Senate action unlikely

Sep. 12, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a largely symbolic move aimed at reversing a plan by President Donald Trump to drill in the pristine refuge. The 225-193 vote...

Agency's impact statement for Oregon land expected next year

Sep. 12, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal agency could release its final environmental report related to management of a large tract of Oregon land early next year. The Capital Press reported Monday that a U.S. Bureau of Land Management environmental impact statement could be released in February. A public comment...

US officials OK railroad's plan for northern Idaho bridges

Sep. 5, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — BNSF Railway's plan to build two bridges as part of a second railroad line in northern Idaho to accommodate increased train traffic and future growth meets environmental requirements, federal officials said Thursday. The U.S. Coast Guard issued a final environmental assessment for the...

Politicians call for action on offshore wind project

Aug. 20, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts congressional leaders are asking federal officials to move quickly on permits for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. Vineyard Wind has signed contracts to sell 800 megawatts of power a year to three Massachusetts electric utilities. The company planned to begin...

FHA approves plans for $1.5B in Reno-Sparks highway upgrades

Aug. 14, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Federal Highway Administration has approved plans for $1.5 billion in improvements to a major interstate interchange and more than a dozen highway exits in Reno and Sparks over the next 20 years. The agency issued a final environmental impact statement and record of decision selecting...

Feds delay environmental statement for offshore wind project

Aug. 9, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Federal regulators are holding off on issuing a key environmental impact statement for Vineyard Wind, a proposed major wind farm planned off the Massachusetts coast — a move the company called a "surprise and disappointment." Connie Gillette, chief of public affairs for the...

US Forest Service issues review of underground Arizona mine

Aug. 9, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service on Friday issued a draft environmental review of a proposed underground copper mine in the mountains east of Phoenix, saying it favors an alternative that would keep the project's tailings in a more remote area. The release of the report kicks off a 90-day review...

Energy Department wants to build nuclear test "fast" reactor

Aug. 5, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new nuclear test reactor is needed as part of an effort to revamp the nation's fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday. The federal agency said it will prepare an environmental impact statement as part of the...