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09/01/2015Texas Regulator Clears Gas-Drilling Firm of Causing Series of Earthquakes

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The regulatory agency overseeing Texas' oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn't caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary. The preliminary findings mark the first decision by the Texas Railroad Commission since it was authorized last year to consider whether seismological activity was caused by ...
09/01/2015TVA Signs Agreement to Purchase Power From 80MW Solar Farm in Ala.

Sept. 01--As TVA diversifies its power generation, the federal utility will look to the sky for a portion of its energy from the largest solar farm yet built in the Tennessee Valley. TVA tentatively has approved an agreement with NextEra Energy Resources to buy power for up to 20 years from a bank of solar panels projected to generate 80 megawatts in Lauderdale, Ala. Although TVA declined to ...
09/01/2015Charges Filed Against Ex-Head of Brazil Nuclear Power Firm

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's federal prosecutor's office filed formal corruption charges on Tuesday against the former head of Eletronuclear, the state-owned company that operates Brazil's two nuclear power plants, for his suspected role in a bribery scandal. The prosecutor's office said in a statement that it charged Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva with money laundering and corruption for allegedly ...
09/01/2015Athletic Facility Being Built at University in Rhode Island Collapses

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — An athletic building under construction at a private university collapsed Tuesday, injuring six construction workers and leaving crumpled steel strewn across the site. Workers were installing steel beams on a new indoor practice facility for Bryant University in Smithfield around 8:15 a.m. when the beams collapsed, university spokeswoman Elizabeth O'Neil said. The six ...
08/31/2015Construction of Japan's Tallest Skyscraper Expected to Begin in 2023

Japan's tallest skyscraper around 390 meters high will be built in front of Tokyo Station, with construction work scheduled to start in fiscal 2023 for completion in fiscal 2027, its developer Mitsubishi Estate Co. said Monday. The new landmark in Tokyo with 61 stories above ground and five underground will be a complex of offices and commercial facilities, and may also have hotels and an ...
09/01/2015Bezos-owned Space Company To Build Rocket Plant Near Cape Canaveral

Sept. 01--Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is set to announce in mid-September that it will put a new rocket-manufacturing facility just south of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will launch the rockets from nearby Cape Canaveral. The new facility will create 330 jobs at an average annual wage of $89,000, and Blue Origin will invest between $205 million ...
09/01/2015U.S. Construction Spending Reaches Highest Level in Seven Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending in July climbed to its highest level in more than seven years, boosted by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that construction spending rose 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.08 trillion, the highest level since May 2008. The report also revised up the June ...
08/31/2015North Texas Invests More Funds To Explore High-Speed Rail Plans

Aug. 31--The effort to connect cities from Fort Worth to Houston by high-speed rail continues to chug along, and attempts to stop the plan through political channels have faded for now. The Regional Transportation Council earlier this month agreed to pay $4.5 million through 2018 to keep up planning efforts on the portion of the proposed bullet train system that would connect Fort Worth, ...
08/30/2015Eni Finds 'Supergiant' Natural Gas Field Off Egyptian Coast

ROME (AP) — The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea. The news came a day after Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi met in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the Egyptian leader's office said. Eni said the discovery — made in its Zohr prospect "in ...
08/28/2015Construction Begins on $4B Geothermal Power Plant in Indonesia

After four years of delays, construction of a controversial, $4 billion thermal power plant funded by an Indonesia-Japan consortium on the main island of Java kicked off Friday. The groundbreaking ceremony, attended by Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, took place in Central Java Province's Batang Regency amid objections from some villagers there whose land was forcibly taken by the ...
08/30/2015Bones Unearthed During Road Project in Penn. May Be Victims of 1918 Spanish Flu

Aug. 30--It was a morbid discovery along a Schuylkill County highway -- a scattering of human bones, including a leg, ribs, skull fragments and a piece of jawbone. The bones had been resting below a grass-covered stretch for a century or so as the country road alongside it grew into Route 61, taking traffic from Interstate 78 through the anthracite patches. This month, state road crews cut ...
08/26/2015World's Largest Green Roof Proposed for Mall Project in Cupertino, Calif.

Aug. 26--The new owners of Vallco Shopping Mall in Cupertino announced Wednesday they have a $3 billion plan that will radically remake the outdated center and cover it with the "largest green roof in the world." And they'll even throw in a new school for the city. Sand Hill Property Company unveiled its ambitious plan to transform Cupertino's struggling, half-empty shopping mall into a hybrid ...
08/29/2015NLRB Ruling on Third-Party Employers Could Be a Game Changer for Unions

Aug. 29--Unions and other labor advocates are brainstorming strategies in the wake of a National Labor Relations Board ruling that could strengthen the hand of those at the lowest level of key industries including warehousing, construction, fast food and home healthcare. The NLRB said Thursday that a Silicon Valley recycling center was a "joint employer" along with the staffing agency that ...
08/31/2015Workers at Russian World Cup Stadium Complain of Not Being Paid

Labourers working on one of Russia’s World Cup venues are complaining that they have not been paid for months, despite the budget for the arena increasing fivefold since the country won the right to hold the 2018 competition. The Zenit arena, the long-delayed World Cup stadium in St Petersburg, has become one of the most expensive sports venues in the world. But the money hasn’t trickled down ...
08/28/2015Louisville, Ky., Plans $55M Expansion of Football Stadium

AP Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville plans a $55 million expansion that will make Papa John's Cardinal Stadium the state's largest at 65,000 seats upon completion, the school announced Friday. The Cardinals' stadium would include 10,000 additional seats in an enclosed north end zone and upgrades to the team's training center. Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich gave no ...
08/28/2015EPA: Clean Water Rule in Effect Despite Court Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states. The EPA says the rule, which took effect Friday in more than three dozen states, will safeguard drinking water for millions of Americans. Opponents pledged to ...
08/30/2015Cost, Length of Exxon's N.J. Cleanup Still Unclear After Deal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The $225 million settlement between ExxonMobil and New Jersey reached this week confirms the oil giant must clean up more than 1,500 contaminated properties from gas stations to refineries — but exactly how much they'll spend or how long it'll take remains murky. Tuesday's settlement between New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection and ExxonMobil is a payment ...
08/28/2015Georgia Power: Plant Vogtle on Track After Schedule Revised

Aug. 28--Georgia Power Co. reported Friday that Plant Vogtle expansion is progressing as planned after the Waynesboro facility's budget and schedule were revised earlier this year to reflect an 18-month delay and a $246 million increase in capital construction costs. Total construction and capital costs remain at $5.045 billion, and in-service target dates for the plant's two new nuclear ...
08/28/2015Charges Sought Against Ex-Head of Brazil Nuclear Power Firm

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police say they have asked prosecutors to file charges against the former head of Eletronuclear, the state-owned company that operates Brazil's two nuclear power plants, for his suspected role in a bribery scandal. A federal police spokesman who was not authorized to be quoted by name said late Thursday that the department wants prosecutors to charge Othon Luiz Pinheiro da ...
08/29/2015Frank Gehry Faces Monumental Challenge in L.A. River Project

Aug. 29--Cutting through a region whose wildly different parts don't always seem to add up to a cohesive whole, the Los Angeles River reflects the neighborhoods through which it runs: Shaded and bucolic in the San Fernando Valley, a concrete gulch teeming with graffiti near the rail yards east of downtown. Architect Frank Gehry says that he wants to remake this largely derelict waterway with a ...
08/28/2015Ex-Energy Sec. Richardson: Keep MOX Project Going

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson wants the Obama administration to keep alive a South Carolina project to turn weapons-grade materials into commercial nuclear reactor fuel. In a letter dated Aug. 21 to Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and obtained by The Associated Press this week, Richardson said the mixed-oxide fuel project under construction at the ...
08/28/2015As Tropical Storm Erika Approaches Florida, Construction Companies Batten Down

Aug. 28--Batten down the dumpsters. Secure the cranes. Clear the debris. There's a storm in the Caribbean and it could be headed for South Florida's building boom. It's not clear yet exactly wherer Tropical Storm Erika will hit and how powerful it will be -- but with massive construction projects underway across the region, no builders want to get caught unprepared. "You don't want to become ...
08/27/2015Subcontractor in Vikings Stadium Fatality Had Nine Safety Violations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Vikings stadium construction site has received nine citations for worksite safety violations in the past five years, according to public records. A Berwald Roofing Co. employee was killed Wednesday when he fell about 50 feet at the U.S. Bank Stadium construction site in Minneapolis. Another worker was injured. ...
08/26/2015Vote on Los Angeles 2024 Olympics Bid Delayed Amid Questions Over Cost

Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anxiety over taxpayer costs helped cripple Boston's 2024 Olympic bid, but organizers in potential stand-in Los Angeles projected that they could stage events from Santa Monica Beach to the Hollywood Hills and bank a $161 million surplus. Los Angeles, which hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics, is viewed as the likely replacement for Boston's failed bid because ...
08/27/2015Fraud Investigation Halts $190M Tower Project in Seattle, Endangers Light-Rail Station

Aug. 27--Construction on Path America's $190 million Potala Tower in downtown Seattle ground to a halt Wednesday, two days after a court temporarily froze the firm's assets amid a federal fraud investigation. Meanwhile, a long-awaited redevelopment project near the Othello light-rail station in Seattle's Rainier Valley, on land a Path affiliate is buying from the Seattle Housing Authority, ...

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