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US Sen. John McCain calls for criminal probe into mine spill

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain called for a criminal investigation into actions by the Environmental Protection Agency that led to a mine spill polluting rivers in three Western states last summer. During a congressional hearing on the issue in Phoenix, McCain said EPA officials knew about the potential for catastrophe and failed to do proper testing before inadvertently ...

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US buys Iranian heavy water as part of nuke deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is buying 32 metric tons of Iranian heavy water, a key component for one kind of nuclear reactor, to help Iran meet the terms of last year’s landmark nuclear deal under which it agreed to curb its atomic program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions relief. The State and Energy departments said ...

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Constitution pipeline ready to go, Kinder Morgan project shelved

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — While one company has shelved plans for a natural gas pipeline from New York into New England, another project following a similar route is poised to proceed. Constitution Pipeline spokesman Christopher Stockton says Thursday that the pipeline from Pennsylvania’s shale gas fields to eastern New York is supported by firm customer commitments. Project partners include Cabot ...

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One-time star in solar energy, SunEdison seeks protection

NEW YORK (AP) — SunEdison, a one-time star in the alternative energy field, filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday after years of rapid-fire acquisitions left the solar company in a desperate cash situation. Just last week an audit committee reviewing operations at company, based in Maryland Heights, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis, found an “overly optimistic culture and its tone ...

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Utilities unveil largest solar power plant in Kentucky

BURGIN, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities have unveiled the state’s largest solar facility. Multiple news outlets report that the companies showcased the solar plant Tuesday at the E.W. Brown Generating Station near Burgin. The complex features a hydroelectric plant, three coal-fired generating units and seven natural gas-fired combustion turbines. Utilities CEO Paul W. Thompson says ...

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Top 5 Bakken news stories: April 16-22

Just in case you missed something last week, here is a recap of what articles Bakken.com readers found the most engaging from April 16 to 22. In addition to the recap, we’ve thrown in a bonus article about the Green River shale formation that appears to have resurfaced from the depths of old content. Enjoy! 5. Montana oil and gas lease ...

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Colorado editorial roundup

The (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel April 5, on gun safety Despondent people and guns are a poor mix. Unfortunately, stating this obvious fact makes some people nervous that suicide-prevention efforts could be co-opted to advance a gun-control agenda. So we applaud the brave gun shop owners in western Colorado who are willing to put those fears aside and acknowledge a ...

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Senate panel issues subpoena to EPA over Colorado mine spill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday issued a subpoena to force the Environmental Protection Agency to testify at a field hearing on a Colorado mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states last summer. Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming and Democrat Jon Tester of Montana approved the subpoena, which orders EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy ...

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