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Long-running coal plant on Navajo Nation stops production

Nov. 18, 2019 11:21 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A massive coal-fired power plant that served customers in the West for nearly 50 years shut down Monday, the latest closure in a shift away from coal and toward renewable energy and cheaper power. The Navajo Generating Station near the Arizona-Utah line was expected to shutter by...

Mine waste gift bags pulled from shelves amid EPA warning

Nov. 18, 2019 6:53 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Environmental regulators have put a halt to a Montana business association’s sale of sandwich bags of mining waste advertised as a “Bag O’Slag.” Environmental Protection Agency officials overseeing the Superfund site cleanup of pollution from nearly a...

Worker killed at south Georgia paper mill

Nov. 18, 2019 2:15 PM EST

CLYATTVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a worker at a south Georgia paper mill. The Valdosta Daily Times reports Tyler Seacrist died Saturday at the Packaging Corp. of America mill just north of the Florida state line. Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk says workers failed to...

The Latest: EU calls for closure of migrants camp in Bosnia

Nov. 18, 2019 10:29 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on migration flows to Europe (all times local): 4:25 p.m. European Union officials have reiterated their call for the closure of a camp in northwestern Bosnia where hundreds of migrants are living in poor conditions with almost no facilities. An EU delegation warned during a visit...

Fire-damaged Kansas Tyson plant to resume operations soon

Nov. 18, 2019 7:50 AM EST

HOLCOMB, Kan. (AP) — A fire-damaged Tyson meat processing plant in Kansas is expected to resume operations in December. Tyson announced Monday in a news release that reconstruction of the Holcomb plant is nearing completion. The company says it will begin processing beef again in the first week of December...

Los Angeles residents seek review of oil drilling facility

Nov. 17, 2019 7:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles residents living near an oil drilling facility are calling for a review and urging new requirements for operating the site. The Los Angeles Times reports a legal settlement nearly two decades ago between the city and Breitburn Energy was meant to protect the neighborhood on...

Colstrip owner pushes closure past Christmas

Nov. 17, 2019 1:57 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The owner of two Colstrip Power Plant units earlier slated for December closure will continue to operate into January. The Billings Gazette reports that Talen Energy reported this past week that post-shutdown work will likely delay job cuts into mid-2020. The company says postponing...

Demolition planned for historic tobacco factory in Virginia

Nov. 17, 2019 9:01 AM EST

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Broken glass litters the ground, and vines snake up the front of the abandoned building where faded lettering from multiple past occupants marks the front. The old tobacco factory on the corner of Floyd and High streets in northern Danville was first built in 1876 as a tobacco...

Paper company indefinitely idles 160-employee Georgia mill

Nov. 16, 2019 12:52 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Canadian paper company says a Georgia newsprint mill will be indefinitely idled, meaning 160 employees won’t return to work. Resolute Forest Products said Thursday that it won’t restart operations in Augusta, where it temporarily closed its mill in October because of...

Arizona utility to install large battery for solar plant

Nov. 15, 2019 4:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A utility cooperative in the Phoenix area has announced plans to boost its solar power battery storage as part of a pledge to add 1,000 megawatts to its supply by 2025. Salt River Project announced plans to add a new 250-megawatt project called Sonoran Energy Center with storage near Buckeye...