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Government to pay Xcel $100M to settle lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy says it has reached a $100 million settlement with the federal government over costs the company incurred because the Department of Energy failed to remove used nuclear fuel by a 1998 deadline. The company says Friday that the government will pay for used fuel storage costs at Prairie Island and Monticello nuclear generating plants sustained ...

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High court blocks states’ climate change lawsuit (UPDATE)

MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court blocked a federal lawsuit Monday by states and conservation groups trying to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The court said that the authority to seek reductions in emissions rests with the Environmental Protection Agency, not the courts. The ruling was 8-0. EPA said in December ...

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