- Texas cities ask federal officials to cancel drilling leases Updated: Feb-13-16 3:17 pm
LEWISVILLE, Texas - Some North Texas cities and environmental groups have asked federal officials to halt plans to allow gas drilling under a lake that's a drinking water source for millions and has a dam cited by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as being in hazardous condition.
- Reality tempers optimism in coal country after court ruling Updated: Feb-13-16 12:16 pm
MADISON, West Virginia - The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a commodity that is hard to come by in coal country: hope.
- Utilities officials criticized for boil-water advisory Updated: Feb-13-16 10:31 am
AUGUSTA, Georgia - Augusta's utilities director is facing criticism for his response to a water problem that inconvenienced tens of thousands of people and shut down the school system for two days.
- Infrastructure loans approved for 4 North Dakota communities Updated: Feb-13-16 2:30 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - State officials say more than $34 million in low interest loans have has been approved for road and water infrastructure projects in Wahpeton, West Fargo, Grand Forks and Beach.
- US senator calls for backup proof when gas leak sealed Updated: Feb-12-16 8:12 pm
LOS ANGELES - U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer called Friday for third-party air quality testing to confirm that a massive natural gas leak near Los Angeles has been permanently sealed and it's safe for residents to return home.
- Bill gives sales tax break for coal-fired plant conversion Updated: Feb-12-16 7:54 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - The Washington Senate has passed a bill that would give a sales tax break to the state's only coal-fired power plant if and when it converts to using biomass or natural gas for electric generation.
- Official's email says shift to Flint River made too quickly Updated: Feb-12-16 7:27 pm
As the city of Flint, Michigan, prepared to begin drawing its drinking water from the Flint River, an official with the municipal water plant said his superiors were prodding him to move too quickly, an email released by the governor's office Friday shows.
- Regulators vote to phase in solar rate hike more slowly Updated: Feb-12-16 7:00 pm
LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Public Utilities Commission voted Friday to phase in higher rates for rooftop solar customers over a longer period of time than previously approved - a concession to rooftop solar customers who say higher rates make it harder to recoup their investments in panels.
- Judge wants to review scope of Duke Energy pollution deal Updated: Feb-12-16 6:26 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina judge said Friday he wants to review a surprise deal settling decades of groundwater pollution at Duke Energy's coal ash pits because he questioned the motives behind the company's deal with state environmental regulators.
- The Latest: Judge wants to review Duke Energy pollution deal Updated: Feb-12-16 5:27 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on a judge reviewing a $7 million settlement over groundwater pollution at one coal-burning power plant that was expanded to end disputes at all 14 Duke Energy sites in North Carolina (all times local):
- TVA abandoning plan for new reactors at idled Alabama plant Updated: Feb-12-16 2:25 pm
HOLLYWOOD, Alabama - The Tennessee Valley Authority said Friday it is giving up on plans to construct new reactors at its unfinished, multibillion-dollar Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in northeast Alabama.
- Spain: Civil servant fined after skipping work for years Updated: Feb-12-16 2:23 pm
MADRID - The case started with confusion over where a civil servant in southern Spain worked. Now a court has ruled he must pay back nearly 27,000 euros ($30,500) in wages because for years he actually didn't work at all.
- Water main break causes icy mess in Philadelphia Updated: Feb-12-16 9:00 am
PHILADELPHIA - A water main break in West Philadelphia is causing an icy mess and disrupting traffic and mass transit.
- 113-foot blade falls off New York windmill, lands in field Updated: Feb-12-16 8:05 am
FENNER, New York - An energy company says it's trying to determine why a 113-foot-long blade fell off a windmill in central New York.
- Nuclear plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania closed for repairs Updated: Feb-12-16 4:45 am
PERRY, Ohio - Officials say two nuclear reactors in Ohio and Pennsylvania are shut down for repairs.
- NY to require manufacturers to pay for fouled water cleanup Updated: Feb-11-16 10:14 pm
ALBANY, New York - Two industrial companies will be held liable for the cleanup of a toxic chemical that found its way into an upstate New York village's drinking water, the acting state environmental commissioner said Thursday.
- Lawmakers seek advice on Docking building controversy Updated: Feb-11-16 7:39 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Lawmakers said Thursday they have asked the Kansas attorney general to analyze agreements state officials reached on the planned implosion of a state office building and construction of a new Capitol Complex energy plant.
- Utility estimates LA-area gas leak to cost at least $250M Updated: Feb-11-16 5:53 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Latest on the gas leak near Los Angeles that was stopped for the first time in nearly four months (all times local):
- Obama says climate rule on 'strong legal footing' Updated: Feb-11-16 5:22 pm
ATHERTON, California - President Barack Obama says he is very confident his administration is on "strong legal footing" in its defense of a key piece of his climate-change agenda.
- Utah considers updating laws to address cybercrime Updated: Feb-11-16 5:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah lawmaker wants people who hack into computers running key infrastructure such as traffic lights and water treatment facilities to face years in prison.
- Utility company in Cedar Falls builds solar panel garden Updated: Feb-11-16 5:05 pm
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Cedar Falls Utilities is constructing a garden of solar panels on the western side of the city as part of a project for its customers.
- Canadian company seeks to buy Joplin utility Updated: Feb-11-16 3:18 pm
JOPLIN, Missouri - Missouri regulators are evaluating a Canadian company's planned purchase of a Joplin-based utility.
- Brazil police arrest ex-president of construction company Updated: Feb-11-16 12:57 pm
SAO PAULO - Brazilian police have arrested the former president of construction giant Andrade Gutierrez for his suspected role in a bribery scandal involving the state-owned company that operates Brazil's two nuclear power plants.
- NRC: Nuclear plant employee skipped assigned fire watches Updated: Feb-11-16 10:36 am
PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts - The owner of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth faces possible punishment from federal regulators because a former security officer admitted to skipping his hourly fire watches then falsifying records to make it appear as if they been completed.
- Survey: Solar workforce grows in New Mexico Updated: Feb-11-16 5:01 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - State energy officials say the solar industry's workforce is growing in New Mexico.