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Attleboro Man Celebrates G.I. Joe Milestone

By Rick Foster ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) – G.I. Joe, a military action figure aimed at American boys, was born in the mid-1960s, just as the Vietnam War was beginning to gain momentum. Last month, Joe, the brainchild of Pawtucket-based Hasbro, celebrated his 50th birthday. But for a 50-year-old, the pose-able man of action turned cultural [...]

Environmentalists Oppose Oil Pipeline Replacement

By Steve Karnowski MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) – Environmentalists vowed to fight Enbridge Inc.’s plan to replace and sharply boost the capacity of a crude oil pipeline that runs from Canada to Wisconsin, saying the project will exacerbate climate change by carrying more tar sands oil to U.S refineries. Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge announced the $7 billion [...]

Groups Seek Investigation Into Plant’s Power Woes

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) – Environmental and citizens’ groups are asking Indiana regulators to launch a formal investigation into problems and delays that have sharply limited the power output of Duke Energy’s $3.5 billion coal-gasification plant. The groups said in a motion filed with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission that the southwestern Indiana plant has been [...]

Wind Power Line Proposal Irks Some Midwest Farmers

By Jim Salter ST. LOUIS, Missouri (AP) – The windy plains of Kansas could be a treasure trove in the nation’s effort to harness clean energy, but a major proposal to move wind-generated electricity eastward is running into a roadblock: Farmers who don’t want high-power transmission lines on their land. Clean Line Energy Partners wants [...]

Vt. Loves Renewable Energy, Except When It Arrives

By Dave Gram MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Getting energy from the sun, wind and forests fits with Vermont’s sense of itself as clean, green and independent. But when it comes time to build and live with the projects that make it possible, things can get complicated. The state’s own comprehensive energy plan contemplates a future [...]