- NRC: Nuclear plant employee skipped assigned fire watches Updated: Feb-11-16 10:36 am
PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts - The owner of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth faces possible punishment from federal regulators because a former security officer admitted to skipping his hourly fire watches then falsifying records to make it appear as if they been completed.
- Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant Updated: Feb-10-16 6:32 pm
NEW YORK - A leak of radioactive material into the groundwater below a nuclear power station in New York City's suburbs highlights a chronic problem with the nation's atomic plants, some watchdogs said.
- Feds to investigate nuclear power plant after water leak Updated: Feb-10-16 4:37 am
BUCHANAN, New York - Federal regulators plan to investigate how radioactive material was found in the groundwater below a nuclear power plant north of New York City.
- River Bend nuclear station to undergo special inspection Updated: Feb-09-16 7:25 am
ST. FRANCISVILLE, Louisiana - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans a special inspection at Entergy's River Bend nuclear station in St. Francisville, after an unplanned reactor shutdown on Jan. 9.
- Proposed $3.2B Sabal Trail pipeline approved by feds Updated: Feb-05-16 3:02 am
GAINESVILLE, Florida - A proposed $3.2 billion natural gas pipeline has been approved by federal energy regulators.
- Nigeria suspends Sikorsky S-76C++ choppers after crashes Updated: Feb-04-16 6:49 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's aviation regulatory agency is suspending operation of all Sikorsky model S-76C++ helicopters following two crashes in six months in the West African country, the director general said Thursday.
- Nuclear commission OKs Vermont Yankee decommissioning plans Updated: Feb-04-16 6:09 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, despite objections voiced by state officials, is giving positive reviews to the decommissioning plans developed by the owner of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
- Former US Attorney General Eric Holder negotiating MTN fine Updated: Feb-04-16 9:01 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is leading negotiations for MTN as the South Africa-based telecommunications giant tries to eliminate or reduce a $3.9 billion fine imposed against the company's Nigerian subsidiary, the Nigerian Communications Commission said Thursday.
- Governor keeps juvenile justice, financial agency leaders Updated: Feb-03-16 12:07 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards is keeping his predecessor's picks to lead Louisiana's juvenile corrections office and the state's financial regulatory agency.
- Guilty plea in attempted cyber-attack on US govt. computers Updated: Feb-02-16 6:21 pm
WASHINGTON - A former Nuclear Regulatory Commission scientist pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal computer crime, admitting that he attempted to launch a cyber-attack on government computers by sending employees emails that he thought contained a virus.
- Arkansas water utility pushes for Exxon Mobil fines, rules Updated: Feb-02-16 4:02 pm
MAYFLOWER, Arkansas - A water utility company in Arkansas is urging a federal regulatory agency to uphold fines and new safety requirements for Exxon Mobil Corp. regarding a Mayflower oil spill.
- Enbridge challenges regulators review of pipeline project Updated: Feb-02-16 8:53 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Enbridge Energy and its supporters have accused Minnesota regulators of imposing unreasonable and unlawful procedures that they say will delay construction of a $2.6 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota crude oil across northern Minnesota.
- High court upholds government's energy conservation program Updated: Jan-25-16 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON - In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand.
- FERC's Clark won't seek reappointment when term ends Updated: Jan-21-16 5:29 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Tony Clark says he won't seek reappointment when his term ends June 30.
- NY attorney general objects to pipeline tree-cutting request Updated: Jan-14-16 7:25 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general filed objections Thursday to the Constitution Pipeline Company's request to cut trees along the proposed route of its 124-mile natural gas pipeline, citing the lack of a state water quality permit and pending requests for a rehearing of the federal agency order that cleared the way for the project.