- Feds approve exploratory drilling for Idaho molybdenum mine Updated: Oct-06-15 6:20 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials have approved a Canadian company's request to do exploratory drilling about 55 miles northeast of Boise to determine if molybdenum, copper and silver exist in sufficient quantities to go forward with an open-pit mine.
- VW, with limited DC lobbying footprint, braces for Congress Updated: Oct-06-15 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON - When Volkswagen's top American executive heads to Capitol Hill this week, he probably won't be able to count on longtime allies among the lawmakers investigating the company's emissions cheating scandal.
- Michigan factory supervisor wins $310.5M Powerball ticket Updated: Oct-06-15 4:41 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory who won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot said Tuesday that she immediately quit her one-time "nasty, dirty" job and will buy land to build houses for her family.
- Utility challenged over charges after coal plant outage Updated: Oct-06-15 3:12 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - NorthWestern Energy wrongly charged customers at least $8.5 million after a 2013 power plant outage forced it to buy electricity on the open market, attorneys for Montana consumers and environmental groups argued Tuesday before state regulators.
- Dubuque asks agency to let city look into hydropower dam Updated: Oct-06-15 12:59 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Dubuque officials have asked a federal agency to let the city study the feasibility of putting a hydropower plant on the Mississippi River.
- Cheese plant near Hancock to reopen Updated: Oct-06-15 10:45 am
HANCOCK, Maryland - A western Maryland cheese plant that closed last summer is set to reopen.
- PGE power plant rising on Eastern Oregon countryside Updated: Oct-06-15 9:40 am
PENDLETON, Oregon - The road to Portland General Electric's new 440-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Boardman is lined with stray onions, irrigation pivots and the lingering smell of beef cattle.
- Beulah leaders approve large crew camp, with conditions Updated: Oct-06-15 8:03 am
BEULAH, North Dakota - City leaders in Beulah have approved a crew camp for as many as 400 workers who will build a urea fertilizer plant, and tacked on several conditions aimed at appeasing residents who aren't fond of the idea.
- Wind River Job Corps Center has grand opening Updated: Oct-06-15 5:02 am
RIVERTON, Wyoming - The new Wind River Job Corps facility in Riverton has officially opened its doors to provide free job training to disadvantaged youths.
- Parts sold from biofuel plant that owes Mississippi $79M Updated: Oct-05-15 8:47 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Equipment from the failed KiOR biofuel plant in Columbus is being sold, but Mississippi taxpayers are likely to recover little of the $79 million that the state is seeking.
- $300M Mississippi plant part of Yokohama expansion plan Updated: Oct-05-15 8:09 pm
WEST POINT, Mississippi - For Yokohama Rubber Co., its $300 million Mississippi plant is its platform to fight for a slice of the competitive North American tire market.
- University of Oklahoma to move baboons from closing facility Updated: Oct-05-15 5:17 pm
EL RENO, Oklahoma - Hundreds of baboons will be removed from a University of Oklahoma facility as it closes within three to four years.
- Company announces plans for major LNG facility in Cameron Updated: Oct-05-15 4:09 pm
CAMERON, Louisiana - A Louisiana-based company says it plans to build a massive facility along the Calcasieu River ship channel to export liquefied natural gas.
- Rolls-Royce plans $600 million upgrade of Indianapolis plant Updated: Oct-05-15 3:03 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Rolls-Royce announced plans Monday to spend $600 million over the next five years to modernize a decades-old Indianapolis factory complex where it builds aircraft engines.
- After 111 years, Utah power plant shuts down Updated: Oct-05-15 11:53 am
OREM, Utah - Several people recently gathered near Provo to recognize the Olmsted Hydroelectric Power Plant as it is retired after 111 years of operation.
- Polish government indicates commitment to coal over nuclear Updated: Oct-05-15 11:06 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's prime minister says she does not consider nuclear energy a priority and is instead focused on strengthening the coal mining industry.
- Plymouth cheese plant to close, eliminating 300 jobs Updated: Oct-03-15 2:46 pm
PLYMOUTH, Wisconsin - Dairy Farmers of America has announced plans to close a cheese plant in Plymouth, eliminating 300 jobs.
- Beulah nearing decision on proposed 400-bed work camp Updated: Oct-03-15 1:48 pm
BEULAH, North Dakota - Beulah officials are nearing a decision on an application from an oil patch work camp operator who wants to move empty units from Tioga for hundreds of workers hired to build a massive urea fertilizer plant.
- Nevada officials react warily to EPA's new ozone rule Updated: Oct-03-15 10:51 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada leaders reacted cautiously this week to the Environmental Protection Agency's stricter new limits on smog-causing pollution, with Gov. Brian Sandoval saying the rule could punish the state for circumstances out of its control and environmental and manufacturing groups staking out opposite positions against it.
- Xcel Energy plans to retire 2 of 3 coal-fired Sherco units Updated: Oct-02-15 7:34 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Xcel Energy announced plans Friday to retire two of the three units at its huge Sherco coal-fired power plant in Becker, the largest power plant in Minnesota, as part of a strategy to cut its carbon emissions 60 percent by 2030.
- SolarCity: Buffalo site to make world's most efficient panel Updated: Oct-02-15 11:04 am
ALBANY, New York - SolarCity says the rooftop panels it will make at a plant being built in Buffalo have been rated the most efficient in the world.
- Woman charged with running pill mill gets 44 years in prison Updated: Oct-02-15 10:25 am
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - A Chattanooga woman will serve 44 years in federal prison after being charged with operating a pill mill.
- Century Aluminum says about 250 workers will stay on job Updated: Oct-02-15 9:39 am
HAWESVILLE, Kentucky - Century Aluminum says about 250 employees will remain working at its Hawesville Smelter in western Kentucky.
- Blue Bell plans to restart Texas ice cream plant in months Updated: Oct-02-15 9:01 am
BRENHAM, Texas - Blue Bell plans to restart its main Texas ice cream-making plant in a few months as sales expand following listeria contamination and cleanup.
- Hearings set on proposed rule on machine mine sensors Updated: Oct-02-15 6:14 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Public hearings are set this month on a proposed federal rule to require coal mine operators to equip coal hauling machines and scoops with sensors intended to curb fatalities and injuries in underground mines.