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Stories with subject: Regulatory agencies
  • 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.

  • Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 6:32 pm

    NEW YORK - A leak of radioactive material into the groundwater below a nuclear power station in New York City's suburbs highlights a chronic problem with the nation's atomic plants, some watchdogs said.

  • Feds to investigate nuclear power plant after water leak 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 4:37 am

    BUCHANAN, New York - Federal regulators plan to investigate how radioactive material was found in the groundwater below a nuclear power plant north of New York City.

  • River Bend nuclear station to undergo special inspection 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 7:25 am

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, Louisiana - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans a special inspection at Entergy's River Bend nuclear station in St. Francisville, after an unplanned reactor shutdown on Jan. 9.

  • Proposed $3.2B Sabal Trail pipeline approved by feds 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 3:02 am

    GAINESVILLE, Florida - A proposed $3.2 billion natural gas pipeline has been approved by federal energy regulators.

  • Nigeria suspends Sikorsky S-76C++ choppers after crashes 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 6:49 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's aviation regulatory agency is suspending operation of all Sikorsky model S-76C++ helicopters following two crashes in six months in the West African country, the director general said Thursday.

  • Nuclear commission OKs Vermont Yankee decommissioning plans 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 6:09 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, despite objections voiced by state officials, is giving positive reviews to the decommissioning plans developed by the owner of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

  • Former US Attorney General Eric Holder negotiating MTN fine 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 9:01 am

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is leading negotiations for MTN as the South Africa-based telecommunications giant tries to eliminate or reduce a $3.9 billion fine imposed against the company's Nigerian subsidiary, the Nigerian Communications Commission said Thursday.

  • Governor keeps juvenile justice, financial agency leaders 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 12:07 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards is keeping his predecessor's picks to lead Louisiana's juvenile corrections office and the state's financial regulatory agency.

  • Guilty plea in attempted cyber-attack on US govt. computers 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 6:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - A former Nuclear Regulatory Commission scientist pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal computer crime, admitting that he attempted to launch a cyber-attack on government computers by sending employees emails that he thought contained a virus.

  • Arkansas water utility pushes for Exxon Mobil fines, rules 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 4:02 pm

    MAYFLOWER, Arkansas - A water utility company in Arkansas is urging a federal regulatory agency to uphold fines and new safety requirements for Exxon Mobil Corp. regarding a Mayflower oil spill.

  • Enbridge challenges regulators review of pipeline project 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 8:53 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Enbridge Energy and its supporters have accused Minnesota regulators of imposing unreasonable and unlawful procedures that they say will delay construction of a $2.6 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota crude oil across northern Minnesota.

  • High court upholds government's energy conservation program story has photos
    Updated: Jan-25-16 4:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand.

  • FERC's Clark won't seek reappointment when term ends 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 5:29 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Tony Clark says he won't seek reappointment when his term ends June 30.

  • NY attorney general objects to pipeline tree-cutting request 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 7:25 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general filed objections Thursday to the Constitution Pipeline Company's request to cut trees along the proposed route of its 124-mile natural gas pipeline, citing the lack of a state water quality permit and pending requests for a rehearing of the federal agency order that cleared the way for the project.