By Luke Rosiak | 12/03/13 10:25 AM
Federal officials have opted to funnel millions more tax dollars into a troubled nuclear energy company that is near bankruptcy and admits it has no viable business model. The United States Enrichment Corp. told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Nov. 21 that it will receive from the...
By James MacPherson | 12/03/13 09:46 AM
BISMARCK, N.D. — It took nearly two weeks for North Dakota officials to tell the public about an autumn pipeline rupture that caused more than 20,000 barrels of crude to ooze across a northwestern wheat field. In response to extensive media coverage and criticism from environmental groups,...
12/03/13 09:42 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has refused to reinstate the license of the pilot of the oil tanker that sideswiped the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge six years ago, causing a 50,000-gallon oil spill. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the pilot, John Cota of Petaluma, sued after the...
By Kelly Cohen | 12/02/13 07:05 PM
Small businesses picked for financial backing from a U.S. Department of Energy "mentoring" program are often poor choices, the agency's inspector general found. The Mentor-Protégé Program seeks to encourage small businesses to be prime contractors or subcontractors -- or "protégés." The...
By Zack Colman | 12/02/13 02:43 PM
McCarthy, who told reporters the trip is about "engagement" more than securing "commitments," said the recently concluded United Nations climate negotiations in Warsaw, Poland, and mounting public pressure in China to improve air quality will serve as the backdrop.
By Ashe Schow | 12/02/13 01:33 PM
Power regulators across the country have requested that the Environmental Protection Agency provide states flexibility in determining how to comply with upcoming carbon emissions regulations for existing coal-fired power plants. The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners...
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 11:12 AM
ELKO, Nev. -- Taking a cue from officials in Utah, Elko County officials are considering a plan to run U.S. Forest Service campgrounds and other federal recreation sites in the event of another government shutdown. Commissioner Grant Gerber said another shutdown could hurt the county's...
12/02/13 10:04 AM
BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A recount of Broomfield's fracking vote is planned this week amid criticism from Secretary of State Scott Gessler about how the city handled the state's new voter registration law. The recount is scheduled to start Monday and wrap up Wednesday. The initial election...
12/02/13 09:39 AM
(www.businessinsider.com) An online marketplace will allow U.S. homeowners to weigh options for going solar as easily as they can compare prices for airline tickets.
12/02/13 09:25 AM
(www.news-leader.com) Months after an environmental group sued state officials alleging Missouri is not fully implementing a renewable energy law passed by voters, the state is trying to get the lawsuit thrown out.
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