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Nuclear waste dump earns positive rating, $11.7M in fees

Nuclear waste dump earns positive rating, $11.7M in fees

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The contractor that manages the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository is being awarded nearly $12 million in fees and performance pay for work done while the troubled facility moves toward resuming operations following a radiation leak more than two years ago. Documents released Thursday by the U.S. Energy Department show Nuclear Waste Partnership — which ...

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Senators wade into debate over Nebraska oil, gas regulations

Senators wade into debate over Nebraska oil, gas regulations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to impose new regulations on Nebraska’s oil and gas industry drew support Wednesday from environmental advocates but opposition from company officials, who say the proposals are unnecessary and redundant. The bills were introduced in response to a public outcry that began when a Colorado energy company sought state approval to discard oil and natural gas ...

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Oklahoma agency calls for wastewater cuts to stem earthquakes

Oklahoma agency calls for wastewater cuts to stem earthquakes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma oil-and-gas regulators on Tuesday issued their most far-reaching directive yet in response to a surge in earthquakes by asking the operators of nearly 250 injection wells to reduce the amount of wastewater they inject underground by 40 percent. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission wants operators over the next two months to reduce injections by more than ...

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Pipeline Views

UPPER TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Some called a hearing Monday before the state Board of Public Utilities on whether to allow South Jersey Gas to build a 22-mile pipeline through the environmentally sensitive Pinelands National Reserve the most important forum “in the history of the Pinelands.” Others, however, called the meeting just one more in a “rigged system” that “caters to ...

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Fed clears hydro line

undersea

Eric Anderson | Albany Times Union ALBANY — The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a final environmental impact statement allowing the $2.2 billion project to construct an underground and underwater, 333-mile power line from Quebec to New York City to move forward. The Champlain Hudson Power Express, as the project is called, is being developed by Albany-based Transmission Developers ...

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