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Pipeline firm to pay another $2M fine in Pennsylvania

Jan. 16, 2020 6:55 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Texas-based pipeline giant that is heavily penalized in Pennsylvania has agreed to pay another $2 million in fines for spilling drilling fluids into a reservoir during construction on a 350-mile multibillion-dollar pipeline carrying highly volatile natural gas liquids. The consent...

Pipeline company fined $30M but can resume construction

Jan. 3, 2020 5:05 PM EST

Pennsylvania fined an energy company more than $30 million on Friday but will allow it to resume construction on its problem-plagued natural gas pipelines. The state Department of Environmental Protection issued one of its largest-ever civil penalties in the wake of an investigation that found Energy Transfer had...

South Dakota governor plans revision of riot-boosting laws

Dec. 16, 2019 6:47 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is planning to have another try at so-called riot-boosting laws next year, despite previously drawing criticism for supporting such laws ahead of protests related to the Keystone XL pipeline. The Republican governor has written to lawmakers with...

Jury: Lawmaker didn't lie to FBI, hung on 2 other charges

Dec. 10, 2019 7:16 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal jury in western Michigan on Tuesday cleared a Republican state lawmaker of lying to federal authorities but was hung on two other charges against him. Jurors found Rep. Larry Inman not guilty of lying to the FBI but could not reach a verdict on charges of attempted...

Hilltops and a TV tower are surrounded by fog in Sarajevo, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. The local government in Sarajevo issued a warning to residents to avoid spending time outdoors as extremely high pollution levels are being recorded in the air of Bosnian capital in last two days. (AP Photo/Eldar Emric)

Bosnian capital of Sarajevo hit by dangerous air pollution

Dec. 8, 2019 12:02 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities say air pollution in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo has reached dangerous levels in recent days, prompting officials to ban freight vehicles from the roads, cancel all outdoor public events and warn citizens to remain indoors. Officials have also reduced...

FILE - in this Sept. 3, 2019 file photo State Rep. Larry Inman, R-Williamsburg, speaks with reporters in the House chamber in Lansing, Mich. The trial of state Rep. Inman, from the Traverse City area who is facing federal charges in an alleged scheme to trade votes for campaign cash, will begin Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP Photo/David Eggert File)

Trial starts for Michigan lawmaker accused in vote scheme

Dec. 3, 2019 4:57 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A lobbyist says she was shocked and angry to receive a text message from a Michigan lawmaker who is charged with trying to get campaign cash for certain votes. The trial of state Rep. Larry Inman began Tuesday in Grand Rapids federal court. The Republican from northern Michigan...