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LAS VEGAS | The Latest: Trump signs spending bill for agencies, Congress

LAS VEGAS — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has signed legislation to fund the Energy Department, veterans’ programs and the legislative branch, including Congress and the Capitol police. Trump signed the measures Friday during an event at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, where he stressed … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | The Latest: Trump signs spending bill for agencies, Congress

WASHINGTON | Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON — Moving to head off a government shutdown that neither party wants, Congress has overwhelmingly approved a compromise spending bill and pledged agreement on a short-term bill to fund the government through early December. The House on Thursday approved a $147 billion package to fund the Energy Department, veterans’ programs and the legislative branch. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON | US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S. The Department of Energy announced the policy shift in a memo made public this month. The memo comes in support of an administration proposal to freeze car mileage standards. The statement takes note of a shale oil boom that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

WASHINGTON | Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency

WASHINGTON —The agency that supervises the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose direct Cabinet oversight under legislation that Congress is negotiating. The little-noticed provision in a defense policy bill is opposed by the Trump administration and senior lawmakers from both parties, but efforts to scrap it have not overcome resistance from staffers on the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency

US expected to become world’s top oil producer next year

The U.S. has nosed ahead of Saudi Arabia and is on pace to surpass Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer for the first time in more than four decades. The latest forecast from the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that U.S. output will grow next year to 11.8 million barrels a day. “If … Continue reading US expected to become world’s top oil producer next year

WASHINGTON | House passes $145B spending package

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House on Friday passed a $145 billion spending bill funding Energy Department and veterans’ programs for the upcoming budget year. Approval of the measure came over the opposition of Democrats on a 235-179 vote that sent the three-bill bundle to the Senate, where action is expected to be more bipartisan. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House passes $145B spending package

US may want to keep Idaho nuclear waste plant running longer

BOISE, Idaho/March 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. officials are considering extending the use of an eastern Idaho nuclear waste treatment facility beyond its scheduled closure this year so it can repackage radioactive waste brought in from other states before it’s sent to a permanent disposal site in New Mexico. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced … Continue reading US may want to keep Idaho nuclear waste plant running longer

Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won’t be made public

BOISE, Idaho/February 07, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — U.S. officials don’t have to provide details about proposed shipments of extremely radioactive spent commercial nuclear fuel to the country’s top government nuclear research laboratory in Idaho, a federal court has ruled. The ruling was a major setback to a lawsuit filed by former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus, who had … Continue reading Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won’t be made public