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Sep 18, 2023

Biden administration restores power of states and tribes to review projects to protect waterways

States and Native American tribes will have greater authority to block energy projects such as natural gas pipelines that could pollute rivers and streams under a final rule issued Thursday by the Biden administration.

Sep 12, 2023

Tribes urge federal officials to deny loan request for Superior natural gas plant

Indigenous tribes in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have asked federal officials to deny a utility's request for a loan to help build a natural gas-fired power plant on the shores of Lake Superior, calling the project unthinkable in the face of climate change.

Aug 17, 2023

Northern Wisconsin labor organization signs project labor agreement with Minnesota Power for Nemadji Trail gas plant

The agreement ensures union labor to build the Nemadji Trail Energy Center, still under state and federal review.

Jul 5, 2022

IEA: High prices, uncertainty will slow growth in gas demand

The International Energy Agency says high prices for natural gas and supply fears due to the war in Ukraine will slow the growth in demand for the fossil fuel in the coming years.

Nov 4, 2021

Regulators advance $370M liquified-gas plants in Jefferson, Walworth counties

Regulators signed off Thursday on We Energies' $370 million plan to build a pair of liquified-natural-gas plants in Jefferson and Walworth counties over opposition from environmental groups and residents.

Sep 3, 2020

Drilling, mines, other projects hastened by Trump order

The Trump administration is seeking to hasten environmental reviews of dozens of energy and infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, including oil and gas drilling, hazardous fuel pipelines, wind farms and highway projects in various states, according to documents provided to The Associated Press.

Sun Prairie explosion
Apr 22, 2020

CUTTING CORNERS: 2 years after fatal Sun Prairie explosion, implicated driller appears to be back in Wisconsin

Jim and Calvin Jensen surveyed an intersection for a job installing fiber optic cable in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, during the summer of 2018. They did not like what they saw. The dense suburb east of Madison had a lot of old buildings, and a web of pipelines was lurkking beneath their feet, Calvin would later tell detectives.

Nov 7, 2019

We Energies seeking permission to build $370M gas plants

We Energies is seeking permission to build two liquefied-natural-gas plants for $370 million in southeastern Wisconsin.

Oct 12, 2019

North Dakota looks at plastics as the Bakken booms

As pump jacks pull more and more oil out of shale rock buried deep below the western part of North Dakota, an increasing amount of natural gas travels up through the wells with few obvious destinations.

Sep 30, 2019

J.F. Ahern sues to recover $672K for unpaid pipe infrastructure

J.F. Ahern is suing an Illinois contractor to recover more than $600,000 it contends it is owed for building parts used on a West Virginia construction project.

Jul 9, 2019

Regulators decline to weigh in on gas plant’s likely effects on climate change

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission won't weigh in on whether a $700 million natural-gas plant proposed for Superior will contribute to climate change despite objections made by various environmental groups.

Jan 28, 2019

Sun Prairie sues contractors over natural gas explosion

Sun Prairie has filed a lawsuit against two contractors in connection with a deadly natural-gas explosion that hit the city's downtown this past summer.


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