Energy and utilities regulation

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2018 file photo a home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif. California fire authorities say that Pacific Gas and Electric equipment was responsible for the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. Cal Fire said in a press release issued Wednesday, May 15, 2019, that electrical transmission lines in the Pulga area sparked the Nov. 8 fire that wiped out most of the town of Paradise and killed 85 people. (AP Photo/Noah Berger,File)
May 15, 2019 - 5:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. power lines sparked a Northern California blaze that killed 85 people last year, making it the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, state fire officials said Wednesday. Cal Fire said transmission lines owned and operated by the San Francisco-...
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May 10, 2019 - 10:49 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is preparing to sue Washington state over a new Washington law requiring oil shipped by rail through that state to have more of its volatile gases removed, which supporters say would reduce the risk of explosive and potentially deadly derailments. North Dakota...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, a sign warns of a falling danger on the crest of Yucca Mountain during a congressional tour Saturday, July 14, 2018, near Mercury, Nev. Nevada’s long crusade to block the creation of a national nuclear-waste dump at Yucca Mountain has pitted it against a bipartisan group of lawmakers across the country, but a band of presidential hopefuls are joining the early voting state’s cause. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 03, 2019 - 12:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's long crusade to block the creation of a national nuclear-waste dump at Yucca Mountain has pitted the state against a bipartisan group of lawmakers across the country, but a band of presidential hopefuls is joining the early voting state's cause. Last year, Nevada's two...
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FILE - This May 16, 2015, file photo, shows a service boat carrying workers back to shore from a platform off Seal Beach, Calif. The Trump administration is easing safety rules adopted after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout, the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Antczak, File)
May 02, 2019 - 11:59 am
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday moved to ease safety regulations adopted after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout, the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history that killed nearly a dozen people. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said in a statement the...
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April 30, 2019 - 3:09 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) — Regulators say Los Alamos National Laboratory has not ensured sufficient nuclear safety in its operations as the New Mexico facility prepares to increase its work with plutonium. The U.S. Department of Energy has released a list of problems regarding the laboratory's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., accompanied by Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, calls on a reporter during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump and Pelosi and Schumer are coming together in search of a plan to fix the country’s crumbling infrastructure. It’s seen as the issue with the best chance for the two sides to work together _ though the odds aren’t good. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 30, 2019 - 12:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time President Donald Trump sat down with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, the president walked out in a huff and dismissed their government shutdown talks as a "total waste of time." Nearly four months later, the leaders are at...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2015, file photo, electricians, Adam Hall, right, and Steven Gabert install solar panels on a roof for Arizona Public Service company in Goodyear, Ariz. Over the last five years, Arizona’s largest utility has broken away from its decades-long practice of not meddling in elections involving their regulators. Arizona Public Service recently acknowledged giving $10 million to groups that backed the utility’s favored candidates in 2014 elections for the commission regulating it. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
April 25, 2019 - 10:45 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Facing what it saw as a threat to its monopoly from a surging rooftop solar industry, Arizona's largest utility secretly funneled millions of dollars to back favored candidates for the state commission regulating it. Arizona Public Service Co. recently acknowledged it gave money to...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2017, file photo, ice is broken up by the passing of the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as it sails through the Beaufort Sea off the coast of Alaska. The Trump administration is reevaluating its controversial plan to sharply expand offshore drilling as it responds to a court ruling that blocked drilling off Alaska. President Donald Trump has pushed to open nearly all U.S. coastlines to offshore oil and gas drilling. But a federal judge last month ruled against Trump’s executive order to open the Arctic and parts of the Atlantic. Coastal states also have opposed the expanded drilling. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 25, 2019 - 4:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is reevaluating its controversial plan to sharply expand offshore drilling as it responds to a court ruling that blocked oil and gas development off Alaska. Governors and lawmakers from both Republican- and Democratic-led states have...
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In this Dec. 4, 2018 photo, skyscrapers rise above Hudson Yards in the west side of Manhattan borough of New York. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presides over a city that's known for its skyscrapers but he is no fan of the glass towers that have transformed the Manhattan skyline in recent decades. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 24, 2019 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presides over a city that's known for its skyscrapers but he is no fan of the glass towers that have transformed the Manhattan skyline in recent decades. De Blasio, a Democrat who is hinting at a presidential run, vowed this week to introduce a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Iranian Revolutionary Guard members attend a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi, or Freedom, Square in Tehran, Iran. The Trump administration on Wednesday granted important exemptions to new sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, watering down the effects of the measures while also eliminating an aspect that would have complicated U.S. foreign policy efforts. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
April 24, 2019 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday granted important exemptions to new sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard, watering down the effects of the measures while also eliminating an aspect that would have complicated U.S. foreign policy efforts. Foreign governments and businesses...
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