- Cooperative in talks to acquire Murfreesboro Electric Updated: May-30-15 4:17 pm
MURFREESBORO, Tennessee - A Middle Tennessee electric cooperative is in talks to acquire the Murfreesboro Electric Department.
- Mining firm told it fails to meet money rules about cleanup Updated: May-30-15 3:41 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - A Virginia-based company that is among the largest coal miners in Wyoming's Powder River Basin has been informed it no longer meets the state's self-bonding requirements, which could mean it will have to come up with millions in three months to cover any cleanup obligations here.
- Workers at Ohio oil refinery reach deal after 4-month strike Updated: May-30-15 3:26 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - Workers at an oil refinery in northern Ohio say they've reached a tentative contract agreement following a four-month strike.
- AP Interview: France warns climate change threatens security Updated: May-30-15 1:22 pm
PARIS - Climate change is a threat to international security, France's influential Environment Minister Segolene Royal warned Saturday - adopting an unusually hawkish stance as she heads to the U.S. to push for a global deal on reducing emissions at a landmark Paris conference this year.
- The Capitol's hot topic? How long a budget deal will take Updated: May-30-15 12:46 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - It's the talk of the Capitol: How long will it take for Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature to settle on a budget?
- Coast Guard defends cleanup response to California oil spill Updated: May-30-15 11:10 am
LOS ANGELES - The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were workers on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches.
- New Jersey nuclear plant to test sirens Tuesday Updated: May-30-15 11:04 am
LACEY TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant plans to test its emergency sirens.
- AAA: Md. drivers paying $2.70 per gallon Updated: May-30-15 10:35 am
WASHINGTON - Motorists in Maryland are paying 3 cents more at the pump when compared with a week ago.
- Solar panels power up in Connecticut Updated: May-30-15 3:04 am
MILFORD, Connecticut - When Josh Ross opened his solar company in 2007, he worked on about two projects a month for more than a year.
- California beaches reopen after goo cleanup Updated: May-29-15 10:52 pm
MANHATTAN BEACH, California - Seven miles of Southern California beach shut down for three days by an invasion of oily goo were reopened Friday evening after health officials declared the sand and water safe following a cleanup.
- Wyoming and Colorado want court to block BLM fracking rule Updated: May-29-15 7:59 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The states of Wyoming and Colorado are asking a federal judge to block the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from implementing its hydraulic fracturing rule.
- Oklahoma is latest state to prevent local fracking bans Updated: May-29-15 6:50 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma cities and counties would no longer be able to ban hydraulic fracturing - a process commonly called fracking - or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries under a bill signed into law on Friday by Gov. Mary Fallin.
- NC investigating at clay mine set to be filled with coal ash Updated: May-29-15 5:39 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina regulators say they are investigating a possible violation of environmental laws near an open-pit mine in Chatham County that is being prepared to hold coal ash.
- Fuel and potential fires for the US economy ahead Updated: May-29-15 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON - The US economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It's complicated.
- Oil price increase means North Dakota tax trigger won't hit Updated: May-29-15 5:03 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's treasury will have nearly a half-billion dollars more than forecast by year's end because the average price for oil rebounded higher than was needed to trigger a tax emption for drillers.
- Latest US proposal for ethanol could have political fallout Updated: May-29-15 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign.
- Senator requests radar update to clear way for wind energy Updated: May-29-15 2:59 pm
PENDLETON, Oregon - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is asking officials to update Air Force radar in Fossil because the current system is outdated and preventing the generation of nearly 4,000 megawatts of wind energy across eastern Oregon and Washington.
- Timeline of the California oil spill and response Updated: May-29-15 2:46 pm
SANTA BARBARA, California - On May 19, an underground pipeline on California's Central Coast leaked up to 101,000 gallons of crude oil. It fouled nearby beaches, and an estimated 21,000 gallons flowed into the ocean. It was the worst spill in the area since a platform blowout in 1969 spilled several million gallons and helped give rise to the modern environmental movement.
- Indianapolis plant switching from coal to natural gas Updated: May-29-15 2:44 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis Power and Light Co. plant that has produced electricity for more than 80 years is preparing to burn its last load of coal next spring and switch to natural gas.
- Appeals court rejects windmill plan off Atlantic City Updated: May-29-15 2:40 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A company that wants to build windmills off the coast of Atlantic City will take its case to the New Jersey Supreme Court following an appellate court's rejection of the plan.
- High-yield bond funds: Love them or leave them? Updated: May-29-15 2:32 pm
NEW YORK - Don't know what to make of the junk-bond market? Join the club.
- $250M solar power project gets OK from Minnesota regulators Updated: May-29-15 10:34 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A $250 million solar power project that's expected to become the largest of its kind in Minnesota received approval Thursday from state regulators.
- Pipeline contractors face Craig County trespassing charges Updated: May-29-15 10:20 am
VINTON, Virginia - Two Ohio men have been accused of crossing private properties to complete environmental survey work in the Jefferson National Forest for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline Project.
- Ruble rebound threatens 'Made in Russia' industry revival Updated: May-29-15 9:46 am
MOSCOW - Russia's ruble is on a roller-coaster. After being the world's second worst-performing currency against the dollar last year, it is among the best in 2015.
- Low oil prices could threaten trans-Alaska pipeline Updated: May-29-15 7:05 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A high-ranking federal Energy Information Administration official has said lower production levels could threaten the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, and that oil prices may not rise above $100 a barrel until 2030 or later.