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News Energy
September 25, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
After months of negotiations, the United States and Mexico reached a preliminary trade agreement that should significantly boost American energy exports to its southern neighbor.
September 24, 2018
By Linnea Lueken
California adopted a law mandating 100 percent of the electricity in the state come from emissions-free sources by 2045.
September 21, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Colorado's Public Utilities Commission approved Xcel Energy's plan to prematurely close two coal power units at its Comanche Generating Station and replace them largely with renewable power sources at an estimated cost of $2.5 billion.
September 20, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem (R–Tucson) says Arizonan’s, especially the poor and those on fixed incomes, will be harmed if voters adopt a renewable energy initiative being pushed by a California Billionaire.
September 19, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
Bank of the West decision to divest itself from all businesses involved in the production, exploration, and distribution of coal, oil, and natural gas has angered elected officials in Wyoming and Colorado.
September 19, 2018
By Joe Barnett
Washington could become the first state to impose a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, and the first government anywhere to impose the tax through a direct popular vote, this November.
September 17, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a religious-freedom lawsuit brought by a group of Roman Catholic nuns from Pennsylvania to halt the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline, which is under construction through land they own.
September 13, 2018
By Joe Barnett
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered a halt to construction on the 600-mile pipeline Atlantic Coast Pipeline designed to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.
September 10, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a lower-court ruling that found Winona County’s ban on frac-sand mining was neither an unconstitutional limitation on interstate commerce nor a governmental “taking’ of private property without compensation.
September 7, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a major rule change allowing states greater flexibility in regulating coal-powered electrical plants’ waste products.