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High court rejects gas company's pipeline stay request

Oct. 15, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts has rejected a Supreme Court stay request from the St. Louis-based natural gas company Spire Inc. to allow it to keep operating a pipeline through Illinois and Missouri. Roberts did not comment Friday in refusing to...

Spire asks Supreme Court to keep pipeline operational

Oct. 12, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

The St. Louis-based natural gas company Spire Inc. is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow it to keep operating a pipeline through Illinois and Missouri, warning that a winter shutdown could be devastating to St. Louis-area customers. In a filing last week, Spire...

Mexico fines tampon, diaper makers for price fixing

Oct. 04, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A regulatory commission in Mexico fined three manufacturers of tampons and diapers just over $15 million Monday for allegedly conspiring to fix prices for the products. Mexico’s Commission on Economic Competition said the price-fixing probably cost...

NIPSCO seeks 17% rate hike for its natural gas customers

Oct. 03, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The utility that provides natural gas for most of northern Indiana has asked state regulators to approve a 17% rate increase for its more than 800,000 gas customers. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. asked the Indiana Utility Regulatory...

Entergy faces $150K fine for violations at its nuclear plant

Oct. 02, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal agency is proposing a $150,000 fine against Entergy Operations Inc. for three violations at its nuclear power plant in Louisiana. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced the fine Friday regarding Entergy's River Bend Nuclear facility...

Company says planned natural gas pipeline won't go forward

Sep. 27, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Construction of a nearly 120-mile-long (193 kilometer) proposed natural gas pipeline from northeastern Pennsylvania to central New Jersey will not go forward, the group behind the project said Monday. PennEast Pipeline Company, which won a recent...

Feds say tougher rules needed to protect Texas power plants

Sep. 23, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials made more than two dozen recommendations Thursday aimed at further safeguarding power plants and natural gas supplies to prevent a repeat of the February blackouts that caused more than 200 deaths in Texas. Staff at the Federal Energy...

Utility gives up construction permit for nuclear plant

Sep. 17, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is giving up its construction permit for an unfinished nuclear plant in northeast Alabama nearly 50 years after work began on the facility. The TVA notified the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week that it...

US grants license for temporary nuclear waste dump in Texas

Sep. 14, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials have cleared the way for construction of a dump in West Texas that could hold spent nuclear fuel for up to 40 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a license to Interim Storage Partners LLC to build and run a facility that...

Pennsylvania's carbon plan clears last regulatory hurdle

Sep. 01, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The centerpiece of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to fight climate change passed its last regulatory hurdle Wednesday, in a hard-fought bid to make Pennsylvania the first major fossil fuel state to adopt a carbon pricing policy. The plan to impose a...