Utilities

March 23, 2019 - 1:47 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a remote stretch of desert in southern New Mexico, the U.S. government set in motion an experiment that, if successful, would prove to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground. Twenty years and more than 12,380 shipments later, tons...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2011, file photo, smoke rises from the stacks of the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. The Navajo Nation company has ended its pursuit of a coal-fired power plant on the reservation and the mine that feeds it. The decision Friday, March 22, 2019 means the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine will close this year, ending decades of operation in northeastern Arizona. The bid by the Navajo Transitional Energy Company had been considered a long-shot. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
March 22, 2019 - 6:02 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West will close this year as planned after a Navajo Nation company ended its long-shot bid Friday to acquire it. The Navajo Generating Station has operated for decades in northeastern Arizona near the Utah border, providing...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2018 file photo, Brazil's President Michel Temer pauses during a speech at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. A judge in Rio de Janeiro issued an arrest warrant Thursday, March 21, 2019, for the former president, who is being investigated in several corruption cases. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
March 21, 2019 - 5:48 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling graft probe that has roiled Latin America's largest nation and shows no sign of slowing. Judge Marcelo Breitas issued an arrest order for the ex-president...
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FILE- This Feb. 15, 2018, file photo shows a Ford logo on the grill of a car on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show. Ford Motor Co. is repackaging a previously announced manufacturing investment in the Detroit area and now says it will spend $900 million and create 900 new jobs over the next four years. Most of the new workers will build a new generation of electric vehicle at Ford’s existing factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, south of Detroit, which will see an $850 million investment. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 20, 2019 - 1:40 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is repackaging a previously announced $900 million manufacturing investment in the Detroit area, boosting the number of jobs added from 850 to 900. Most of the new workers will build a new generation of electric vehicle at Ford's existing factory in Flat Rock, Michigan...
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March 20, 2019 - 12:58 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri regulators reversed course Wednesday and gave the go-ahead to one of the nation's largest renewable energy projects — a high-voltage power line delivering wind energy from the Midwest to a power grid for eastern states. The proposed Grain Belt Express...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. Several states that rely on a major Western river are pushing for federal legislation to implement a plan to keep key reservoirs from shrinking amid a prolonged drought. The Colorado River serves 40 million people in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Representatives from those states are meeting Tuesday, March 19, 2019, to sign a letter to Congress asking for support for so-called drought contingency plans. AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 19, 2019 - 4:42 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Seven states that rely on a major river in the U.S. West are pushing for federal legislation to implement a plan to protect the water amid a prolonged drought, signaling they see the finish line in what has been years of negotiation. The Colorado River serves 40 million...
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March 19, 2019 - 9:11 am
UNIOIN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman has been arrested and charged with stealing money from the water company where she worked. The State Law Enforcement Division said in a news release Monday that 74-year-old Sara Whitmire Gilliam of Buffalo in Union County has been charged in the theft,...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2011, file photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Ill. The nuclear power industry is pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to cut back on inspections at nuclear power plants and throttle back what it tells the public about plant problems. (AP Photo/Robert Ray, File)
March 14, 2019 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nuclear power industry is pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to cut back on inspections at nuclear power plants and throttle back what it tells the public about plant problems. The agency, whose board is dominated by Trump appointees, is listening. Commission staffers...
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People collect water falling from a leaking pipeline along the banks of the Guaire River during rolling blackouts, which affects access to running water in people's homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2019. The blackout has intensified the toxic political climate, with opposition leader Juan Guaido blaming alleged government corruption and mismanagement and President Nicolas Maduro accusing his U.S.-backed adversary of sabotaging the national grid. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 12, 2019 - 8:35 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The U.S. said late Monday that it is pulling its last remaining diplomats from Venezuela, saying their continued presence at the country's embassy in Caracas had become a "constraint" on U.S. policy as the Trump administration aggressively looks to oust socialist President...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. A major southern California utility is positioning itself to shoulder the state's entire water contributions under a plan to preserve a key Western river. The Metropolitan Water District is voting Tuesday, March 12, 2019 on a proposal to take on the Imperial Irrigation District's share of water that would be stored behind Lake Mead. Seven Western states having been working for years on the Colorado River drought plan. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 12, 2019 - 2:07 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A major Southern California water agency is positioning itself to shoulder the state's entire water contribution under a plan to preserve a key river in the U.S. West that serves 40 million people. The Metropolitan Water District board is voting Tuesday on a proposal to essentially...
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