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  • US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:51 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline past the midterm elections.

  • Illinois' mining-oversight official fired 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:41 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - A top administrator with the Illinois state agency that regulates coal mining and other energy interests has been fired, becoming the latest official to depart in the last two months.

  • Federal lawsuit over western Md. wind farm ends 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:04 pm
  • CUMBERLAND, Maryland - A legal dispute over a western Maryland wind farm has ended.

  • Largest US solar farm on Superfund site now online 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:22 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations.

  • Report: Pennsylvania forests impacted by drilling 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:19 am
  • PITTSBURGH - A small portion of Pennsylvania state forest land has been impacted by shale gas drilling, but many questions remain about how to manage the politically sensitive issue that is opposed by many residents, according to a new report.

  • Ludlow massacre spurred New Deal labor reforms 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:28 am
  • DENVER - A century ago this Sunday, 11 children and two women died in a fire that followed a shootout between the Colorado National Guard and striking coal miners at a tent camp in southern Colorado.

  • Vermont Yankee nuke seeks to end emergency zone 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:06 am
  • VERNON, Vermont - The company that owns the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant wants to do away with the 10-mile emergency planning zone surrounding the reactor after it ceases operation later this year.

  • House Finance tackles gas line amendment 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:34 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The House Finance Committee is nearing the end of its work on a bill aimed at advancing a major liquefied natural gas project.

  • 64 businesses using NY clean energy training funds 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:04 am
  • ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a state program designed to boost New York's green energy industry has helped 64 businesses.

  • NorthWestern says changes would nix $900M dam deal 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:04 pm
  • BILLINGS, Montana - NorthWestern Energy would have to walk away from a $900 million deal to buy 11 hydroelectric dams in Montana if forced to make changes recommended by the state Consumer Counsel, an executive for the South Dakota-based utility said Thursday.

  • Woman, teenager found dead in Lake Erie; 2 missing 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:40 pm
  • TOLEDO, Ohio - The bodies of two of four missing boaters were recovered in western Lake Erie on Thursday, a day after the group left for an afternoon of fishing and sent pictures to relatives.

  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:08 pm
  • PARIS - Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

  • Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:49 pm
  • Minot Daily News, Minot, April 16, 2014

  • Pickens teaming up with family-run Wyoming firm 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:16 am
  • CASPER, Wyoming - T. Boone Pickens is teaming up with a family-run Wyoming business hoping to become the largest maker of natural gas engines for drilling rigs.

  • State recommends SW Florida oil drilling approval 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:01 am
  • NAPLES, Florida - The state's Department of Environmental Protection has told a judge that it will not rescind a permit for a Texas company that wants to drill an exploratory oil well in southwest Florida.

  • AP Photos: A close-up look at fracking 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:45 am
  • MEAD, Colorado - Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colorado, a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver.

  • Germany: Somali gets 12 years for tanker hijacking 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:43 am
  • BERLIN - A German court has sentenced a Somali man to 12 years in prison for helping lead a group of pirates who seized a German-operated oil tanker in 2010.

  • Spokane taking over waste-to-energy plant 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:37 am
  • SPOKANE, Washington - Spokane is taking over operation of the city incinerator that burns waste to generate electricity.

  • Pine Ridge man honored for solar energy projects 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:49 am
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - The man behind a renewable energy company on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will be one of ten White House honorees this week.

  • Gov handles range of questions in online town hall 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:43 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Sean Parnell said repealing the state's oil tax system would "kill" oil production.

  • Shell holds meeting on Pennsylvania plant proposal 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:26 pm
  • ALIQUIPPA, Pennsylvania - A plan to build a huge new petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania is making progress, Shell Oil Co. officials said Wednesday - but there's still no guarantee the multi-billion dollar project will actually be constructed.

  • Environmental groups slam Pa. smog proposal as lax 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:22 pm
  • Environmental groups say Pennsylvania's federally mandated plan to reduce smog would allow coal-fired power plants to emit more pollution than they do now.

  • Fermi 2 nuclear plant shuts for fix to transformer 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:11 pm
  • FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Michigan - DTE Energy Co. says it's shut down the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant to replace one of the two main transformers.

  • Officials gather in ND to discuss new EPA rules 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:06 pm
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Wednesday signaled a potential legal challenge to proposed federal rules aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants and oil refineries.

  • Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:00 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that's sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President Barack Obama.