Energy and utilities regulation

July 14, 2019 - 6:49 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators say Chevron has not done enough to stop a massive oil spill that dumped about 800,000 gallons of crude oil and water into a Kern County canyon, and they want the company to take further action to halt the flow. The seep out of the ground where Chevron...
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In this May 10, 2019 photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention and Response, oil flows at a Chevron oil field in Kern County, Calif. Nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water has seeped from the ground since May. Chevron and California officials say the spill is not near any waterway and has not significantly affected wildlife. (California Deptartment of Fish and Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention and Response via AP)
July 12, 2019 - 8:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials began to clean up a massive oil spill Friday that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a California canyon, making it larger — if less devastating — than the state's last two major oil spills. The newly revealed spill has been flowing off and on...
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Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, center, shakes hands with Assemblyman Chad Mayes, R-Yucca Valley, after their wildfire measure they co-authored, along with Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Inglewood was approved by the Assembly in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, July 11, 2019. The bill, AB1054, aimed at stabilizing the state's electric utilities in the face of devastating wildfires caused by their equipment, was approved overwhelmingly and now goes to the governor. At left is state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, who carried the measure in the Senate. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 11, 2019 - 6:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers approved a multibillion-dollar plan Thursday to shore up the state's biggest electric utilities in the face of catastrophic wildfires and claims for damage from past blazes caused by their equipment. It requires major utilities to spend at least $5...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 file photo, the League leader Matteo Salvini speaks to the media near Red Square outside the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Opposition lawmakers want to question Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini about allegations a Russian oil deal was devised to fund his pro-Moscow League party. Democratic Party lawmakers demanded Thursday, July 11, 2019 that a parliamentary inquiry be held. They want to question Salvini, the BuzzFeed journalist who made the allegations, Italy's ambassador to Moscow, Russia's ambassador to Rome and a former Salvini associate who allegedly brokered the proposed deal. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
July 11, 2019 - 1:53 pm
ROME (AP) — Opposition lawmakers in Italy demanded Thursday to have Interior Minister Matteo Salvini appear in Parliament about allegations that a covert Russian oil sale scheme was devised to fund his pro-Moscow League party. Democratic Party lawmakers pressed for a parliamentary inquiry following...
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July 08, 2019 - 5:37 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An association representing oil refineries launched a television ad in four swing states Monday criticizing President Donald Trump's moves to expand the use of ethanol in gasoline. The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers' 30-second spot will run statewide through July...
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July 04, 2019 - 10:30 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The state's largest electric utility is telling its regulators that two more customers died after their power was disconnected for not paying their bills. Arizona Public Service told the state Corporation Commission Wednesday that it settled lawsuits stemming from deaths last July...
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June 27, 2019 - 5:23 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's been more than a decade since the U.S. government was supposed to begin moving spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at dozens of commercial reactors around the country to a repository in the Nevada desert. The Obama administration halted development of a proposed...
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee addresses the South Carolina Democratic Party convention, Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Columbia, S.C.. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
June 24, 2019 - 8:42 pm
Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is proposing a clean break between the federal government and the fossil fuel industry, ending tax breaks for oil companies and banning all drilling and extraction on federal lands and beneath federal waters. It's the latest proposal stemming from Inslee...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2018, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric lineman works to repair a power line in fire-ravaged Paradise, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is willing to throw the state's major utilities a financial lifeline in the face of expensive wildfires -- but only if they agree to concessions including tying executive compensation to safety performance. A proposal unveiled Friday, June 21, 2019, by Newsom's office aims to stabilize California's investor-owned utilities and protect wildfire victims as the state faces increasingly destructive blazes, often caused by utility equipment. Pacific Gas & Electric Corp., the largest of the state's three investor-owned utilities, filed for bankruptcy in January as it stared down tens of billions of dollars in potential costs fires it started, including the fire last November that killed 85 people. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 21, 2019 - 7:19 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is willing to throw a financial lifeline to the state's major utilities dealing with the results of disastrous wildfires -- but only if they agree to concessions including tying executive compensation to safety performance. A proposal unveiled...
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June 20, 2019 - 2:30 pm
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — An energy company says a so-called "avian incident" is responsible for a fire that cut 84% of the overall generating capacity at one of the largest solar farms in California. A regulatory filing Wednesday by Clearway Energy says the blaze caused up to $9 million worth...
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