Energy and utilities regulation

June 20, 2018 - 11:17 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation that Pennsylvania utilities say will help them recoup costs more quickly is heading toward a final vote in the state Senate, but consumer advocates warn that it lacks protection for people and businesses. Tanya McCloskey, Pennsylvania's acting consumer advocate,...
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In this June 12, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Trump credits his accord with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents, and skepticism from allies and the media, President Donald Trump made an extraordinary stop on the North Lawn of the White House Friday to promote the nuclear deal that critics have decried as a vague and lacking in clear objectives. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 16, 2018 - 5:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump credits his accord with North Korea's Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions of people from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents and...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018 photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry appears before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perry is defending President Donald Trump's call to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants, saying a rash of plant retirements is "alarming" and poses a looming crisis for the nation's power grid. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 12, 2018 - 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Tuesday disputed the Trump administration's claim that struggles facing the coal and nuclear industries threaten the reliability of the nation's power grid. "There is no immediate calamity or threat," the Republican chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, a firefighter carries a water hose to put out a fire burning along the Highway 29 near Calistoga, Calif. Downed power lines caused a dozen Northern California wildfires last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday, June 8, 2018. The wildfires were part of a series that were the deadliest in California history. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 09, 2018 - 1:33 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dozen wildfires that burned thousands of homes in California's wine country and killed at least 15 people last October were started by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and utility poles, state fire officials said. The California Department of Forestry and Fire...
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June 07, 2018 - 5:15 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contending the agency failed to act on a request by the state of Idaho to modify water temperature standards below a hydroelectric project where federally protect fall chinook salmon reproduce...
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President Donald Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2018. Abe is expected to make sure Trump doesn't overlook Japan's security and other concerns at next week's U.S.-North Korea summit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 07, 2018 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday seized upon an investigation by Senate Republicans that found the Obama administration secretly tried to give Iran brief access to the U.S. financial system after the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. This would have sidestepped U.S. sanctions still in...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaks during a news conference in Cincinnati. The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran brief access to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so. That’s according to an investigation by Senate Republicans released June 6. “The Obama Administration misled the American people and Congress because they were desperate to get a deal with Iran,” said Portman, the subcommittee’s chairman. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, file)
June 06, 2018 - 7:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access — albeit briefly — to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so. An investigation by Senate...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2018, file photo, Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp arrives for the state Democratic party convention in Grand Forks, N.D. American Indians' strong support for Heitkamp was a big factor in helping her win a Senate seat in 2012. Six years later, her re-election bid is complicated by fallout from the Dakota Access pipeline issue. (AP Photo/James MacPherson, File)
May 27, 2018 - 8:28 am
STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) — Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun went door to door on North Dakota's largest American Indian reservations in 2012 turning out the tribal vote to help put Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in the U.S. Senate. Six years later, with Heitkamp...
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May 24, 2018 - 3:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An administrative law judge is shutting down work on a natural gas liquids pipeline that runs through the Philadelphia suburbs, saying Sunoco Pipeline has failed to take reasonable steps to warn people and protect them from danger. The state Public Utility Commission judge...
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FILE - This April 9, 2015, file photo shows the south portal of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump near Mercury, Nev. The House is moving to approve an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 10, 2018 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday approved an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. Supporters say the bill would help solve a nuclear-waste storage problem that has festered for more than three...
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