Energy industry

FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, a mechanized shovel loads a haul truck with coal at the Spring Creek coal mine near Decker, Mont. A federal judge in Montana says the Trump administration failed to consider the environmental effects of resuming coal sales from federal lands, but stopped short of halting future sales. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris on Friday, April 19, 2019, ordered government attorneys to enter negotiations with states and environmental groups that had sued to stop the lease sales. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
April 19, 2019 - 10:41 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration failed to consider potential damage to the environment from its decision to resume coal sales from U.S. lands, but the court stopped short of halting future sales. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Montana said...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt listens during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana on Thursday, April 18, 2019, as fossil-fuels interests there are fighting to block the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 18, 2019 - 9:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana on Thursday as fossil-fuels interests there are fighting to block the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants. A lobbying disclosure report...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, construction workers build one of the Facebook data center buildings in Los Lunas, N.M. A powerful regulatory authority in New Mexico decided Tuesday, April 16, 2019, it is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for the construction of a new transmission line, a move that the social media giant says could affect its long-term operations in the state. (Marla Brose/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
April 18, 2019 - 4:53 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction for its data center — a move the social media giant says it was not expecting. The Public Regulation Commission's on...
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FILE- In this Wednesday Jan. 30, 2019, file photo smoke rises from the chimneys of homes in St. Paul, Minn. Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. Overall consumption of all kinds of fuels rose 4% year on year, the largest such increase in eight years, a report this week from the agency said. Fossil fuels in all accounted for 80% of Americans’ energy use. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP, File)
April 18, 2019 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. Overall consumption of all kinds of fuels rose 4% year on year, the largest such increase in eight...
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Pura Castell walks to a government-run butcher shop to buy chicken, after failing to find chicken the previous day in Bauta, Cuba, Friday, April 12, 2019. A neighbor informed her that chicken had arrived at the government store that distributes almost free monthly food rations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 18, 2019 - 1:28 pm
BAUTA, Cuba (AP) — Just after 8 a.m., Pura Castell got in line behind about 100 other people waiting for a chance to buy frozen chicken legs. For two hours she leaned on her cane watching people leave the state-run market with their 5-pound limit. The chicken ran out at 10 a.m. while the 80-year-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, a TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facility is seen in Hardisty, Alberta. Opponents of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline say President Donald Trump acted illegally when he issued a new permit for the project to get around an earlier court ruling. Attorneys for environmental groups asked U.S. District Judge Brian Morris Friday, April 5, 2019 to strike down the permit. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 18, 2019 - 12:26 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Justice Department attorneys want an appeals court to let construction proceed on the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. But opponents say President Donald Trump is trying to skirt the law by issuing a new permit for the project. The Trump administration has asked the...
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April 17, 2019 - 6:37 pm
HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — In a story April 16 about Democratic presidential candidates addressing flooding damage in Iowa, The Associated Press erroneously reported the location of Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally. The rally was held in Malcom, Iowa, not in Poweshiek. A corrected version of the story is below...
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Drivers queue at a gas station in Braga, northern Portugal, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A strike over pay and working conditions by some 800 truckers who transport hazardous materials prompted a rush to fill tanks, leaving dry hundreds of gas stations across Portugal Wednesday. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)
April 17, 2019 - 11:43 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Gas stations across Portugal began to run dry Wednesday as a truckers' strike over pay and working conditions entered its second day. The ongoing walkout by some 800 truckers who transport hazardous materials prompted a rush to fill tanks has left hundreds of gas stations...
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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, left, hands a pen to Erin Martinez with her children Nathan, left from her, and Jaelynn, right, after signing Senate Bill 19-181 at the State Capitol in Denver, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Polis signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, shifting the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public safety and the environment their top priority. (Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 8:39 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, turning the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public safety and the environment their top priority. The law also gives local government significant...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, then-Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke speaks at EPA headquarters in Washington. Zinke has landed a more than $100,000-a-year job with a Nevada gold-mining firm. Zinke confirmed by phone Tuesday, April 16, he has accepted a consulting and board position with U.S. Gold Corp., a company with business before Zinke's former agency, the Interior Department. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
April 16, 2019 - 7:23 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is quickly parlaying his time in President Donald Trump's cabinet into a lucrative private career. He's landed a more than $100,000-a-year post at a Nevada mining company and is pursuing involvement in natural gas exports that have...
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