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A new $55 million power plant south of Aberdeen is ready to provide electricity during peak demand. The 60-megawatt NorthWestern Energy plant was commissioned April 30 after performance testing. "The Aberdeen peaker plant illustrates NorthWestern'...
Tags: Business, Plant Openings
Staff WriterThe amount of water that the Imperial Irrigation District is expected to pay back to the Colorado River keeps rising. In addition to nearly 180,000 acre-feet of water that the IID ordered in excess over the last two years and a projected overrun for...
Tags: Conservation, Environmental Issues
In a recent May 8 op-ed, Colleen Castille said that "today, we're too far down the road of water consumption to turn back, but we can move forward with a better plan." I wholeheartedly agree that Florida needs a better plan, one that aggressively focuses...
Tags: Tampa, Conservation, Water, Plant Openings, Environmental Issues
firstname.lastname@example.orgProperty tax rates are expected to increase in the upcoming fiscal year, but Funkstown residents will not pay more because of low property assessments, according to a town official. The town’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year calls...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsThe City of Wichita has released a drought response based on six public meetings focused on conservation efforts. The city asked for the public's input during city council district meetings. While the recent rains have helped the three-year drought,...
Tags: Droughts, Natural Disasters
Hydraulic fracturing, the process that involves shooting millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals underground to crack shale formations and unlock oil and gas, would become more difficult under new rules proposed by the Interior Department. As...
WASHINGTON — The Interior Department proposed new rules to regulate hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on federal land Thursday, drawing criticism from environmentalists that it had weakened an earlier draft to placate industry. Industry...
WASHINGTON - May measurements confirm April forecasts: NRCS hydrologists predict reduced spring and summer water supply for much of the West. April saw a surge in snow in many places but didn't make up the shortfall during previous months. “For much...
Tags: Natural Disasters, Droughts
Goldcorp plans to mine at the old Golden Reward site in the Black Hills after acid-rock drainage is addressed, a company official said Thursday. Leakage appears to be happening where the cap over acidic rock meets a high wall at the West Liberty pit....
A Colorado firm has begun applying for permits to study the feasibility of a hydroelectric facility on the Lehigh River in Allentown. In February, Hamilton Street Hydro LLC of Boulder, Colo. submitted an application to the U.S. Federal Energy...
After a 2012 focused on major long-term energy issues, the Legislature retreated a bit from high profile energy legislation this year. Instead, attention was more narrowly focused on altering existing laws regarding the construction of nuclear power...
ReutersMay 16 (Reuters) - Local lawmakers in Florida's Miami-Dade County on Thursday queried details of a planned $12.6 billion reconstruction of the county's run-down water and sewer system in a bid to counter swelling opposition to fee hikes tied to the 15-...
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