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Philippines lifts ban on sending workers to Saudi Arabia

Nov. 07, 2022 07:32 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines lifted a ban on the deployment of workers, including maids and construction workers, to Saudi Arabia on Monday after steps were taken to reduce frequent abuses, officials said. Labor officials stopped sending workers to the oil-rich...

Indian capital battles dangerous levels of air pollution

Nov. 04, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities on Friday shut factories and construction sites, restricted diesel-run vehicles and deployed water sprinklers and anti-smog guns to control haze and smog enveloping the skyline of the capital region. The Delhi government closed primary schools...

Maine regulators approve wind power, transmission project

Oct. 26, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — The Maine Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday approved a pair of energy projects that would generate enough wind power for up to 900,000 homes along with construction of a new transmission corridor to get the electricity to the regional power grid. The...

Judge rejects bid to resume construction on $1B power line

Oct. 24, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A judge declined a request by developers of a $1 billion power line to resume construction, keeping the project on hold until a judge's decision next year on the constitutionality of a referendum that halted the project. The judge on Friday rejected an...

Enbridge will pay $11 million to settle pipeline violations

Oct. 17, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Enbridge Energy, the owner and operator of the Line 3 pipeline project in northern Minnesota, will pay more than $11 million after investigations identified water quality violations and three aquifer breaches related to the pipeline's construction, state regulators said...

White House aims to speed-up pace of building infrastructure

Oct. 13, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House hosted a summit Thursday to help speed up construction projects tied to the roughly $1 trillion infrastructure law as the Biden administration tries to improve coordination with the mayors and governors who directly account for 90% of the spending. ...

Senate leader: NC hospitals' Medicaid proposal not 'serious'

Sep. 20, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger on Tuesday called an offer from state hospitals to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of the working poor “not a serious proposal,” saying loosened regulations for medical construction projects didn't go far enough. ...