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  • Anti-fracking billboards in Ohio coming down

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" in opposing the disposal of gas-drilling wastewater says the messages will come down Tuesday. Michael Boals, of Coshocton east of Columbus, told The Associated Press the billboards' owners...

  • Changes to EPA gasoline rules may shake U.S. ethanol industry

    The cuts may drive even more Brazilian sugarcane to American shores.

  • Landowners want details of proposed pipeline route

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa landowners want to see the details of a proposed oil pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota across the state to Illinois. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners has said the 1,100-mile pipeline would likely go through 17 Iowa counties as it crosses from...

  • California conservationists buy undervalued lands

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California conservation groups took advantage of depressed property values during the nation's recession to snap up vast swaths of land for public use in the Sierra Nevada region. The Sacramento Bee reported Sunday (http://tinyurl.com/q8r836s ) that conservation groups...

  • Xcel Energy negotiates for Minn. solar projects

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy is negotiating deals for big solar projects in Minnesota. In a regulatory filing, the Minneapolis-based power company said it is negotiating with three energy developers to build large solar projects to comply with Minnesota's mandate that investor-owned utilities...

  • Ending Putin's petro-politics

    For Russian President Vladimir Putin, the annexation of Crimea isn't just a land grab; it's an energy grab.

  • California regulator: alter nuclear plant deal

    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — The state regulator overseeing the closure of Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant said that a proposed settlement outlining who pays for the work needs to be a better deal for consumers. The plant's operators fashioned the deal with consumer groups...

  • Egypt president asks for patience over power cuts

    CAIRO (AP) — In a nationally televised speech on Saturday, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi asked the public to be patient and grasp the extent of the challenges facing the country following a massive power outage that struck the capital and other cities. The hours-long power outage on...

  • Ohio nuclear plant says cracks not a safety threat

    OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — The operator of an Ohio nuclear plant along Lake Erie said cracks first discovered three years ago have grown in the concrete building that protects the plant and its reactor. The findings do not mean the structure at the Davis-Besse plant near Toledo is unsafe,...

  • Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. They say the costs from the incident and resulting loss of organic certification on...

  • Hurricane drenches Mexico; may help US Southwest

    LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Heavy rains brought by Hurricane Norbert prompted evacuations as the storm roared up the coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Forecasters said the storm may help bring weekend precipitation to the parched U.S. Southwest. Baja California Sur state Gov. Marcos...

  • California in tussle over record utility fine

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands to gain $950 million to spend...

  • Deepwater Wind gets federal OK for wind farm

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A wind farm planned for off the coast of Block Island has been given the final OK by the federal government. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the lead federal permitting agency for the project. Deepwater Wind said Friday the agency approved the Block Island Wind Farm...

  • US rig count up 11 to 1,925

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 11 this week to 1,925. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,584 rigs were exploring for oil and 340 for gas. One was listed as...

  • Divers seek lost crab pots in Washington waters

    PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — Over 12,000 crab pots are lost in Washington state's Puget Sound every year, costing an estimated $700,000 in lost harvest revenue, and more poignantly, damaging the sea floor environment. Using sonar to find the pots, divers and scientists venture into the waters to...



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