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2008-07-08 21:00:15

By Thomas Burr, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 8--WASHINGTON -- A measure that would require annual inspections of some of the nation's aging dams, including more than a dozen in Utah, hit a snag Tuesday during a Senate hearing. Critics question whether the push is too broad and shortchanged on funding. Under Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's bill, the Bureau of Reclamation would have to annually inspect all of its inventory of dams, levees and canals and prioritize projects to repair...

2008-07-04 06:00:54

By John G. Edwards By JOHN G. EDWARDS REVIEW-JOURNAL Two days after Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., promised the government would end its moratorium on applications for solar power sites, the Bureau of Land Management did just that. The decision also followed a June 25 letter from Gov. Jim Gibbons, urging Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to lift the moratorium and start accepting applications to build solar power plants on public lands. The issue dates back to May 29 when the bureau...

2008-07-02 06:00:55

By John G. Edwards By JOHN G. EDWARDS REVIEW-JOURNAL Las Vegas could become the hub of the nation's solar thermal power manufacturing industry - or not. Legislative problems, regulatory issues and competition from other cities cloud forecasts about the future of solar thermal power and Southern Nevada's potential role in that future, analysts said Monday at the opening of a solar power assembly plant. Ausra, of Palo Alto, Calif., on Monday watched Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,...

2008-07-02 06:00:29

By Molly Ball By MOLLY BALL REVIEW-JOURNAL Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday that Republican presidential candidate John McCain is saying the same things about Yucca Mountain that President Bush once did, and Nevadans should not be fooled. "That's what George Bush said, remember, and he'd been president for a couple of weeks when he decided science wasn't so important and jammed it down our throat," the Senate majority leader said in an interview. "John McCain has voted with the...

2008-06-19 06:00:31

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT Stephens Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - The dearth of power lines in remote areas where the wind blows hardest and the sun shines brightest stands as a major barrier to the nation's use of renewable energy, a Senate committee was told on Tuesday. A handful of states, including Texas, Minnesota, California and Colorado, and a committee organized by Western governors, is actively planning improvements to transmit electricity generated by solar,...

2006-08-11 18:22:23

By Steve Holland CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney was unaware arrests in an alleged terror plot in Britain were imminent when he accused Democrats of being soft on national security, the White House said on Friday. Democrats have accused Cheney of trying to use the arrests of suspects in the British plot to Republican advantage in November congressional elections in which control of the U.S. Congress is at stake. Cheney said on Wednesday the defeat of Sen. Joe...

2006-04-06 18:20:56

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate breakthrough on a long-sought overhaul of immigration law on Thursday could clear the way for approval of a bill that would give millions of illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, lawmakers said. But the compromise still faced opposition from some Republicans who said it would give amnesty to people who broke the law, and it was unclear whether it could be passed before Congress starts a two-week break, due to begin this week....

2006-04-06 10:37:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate leaders on Thursday announced a bipartisan compromise on an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws, giving some illegal immigrants a path to citizenship and creating a temporary worker program. "I think we're looking like we may be able to dance this afternoon," Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada told reporters. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican, appeared with Reid and said "We have a great opportunity to deliver to the...

2006-02-13 20:18:36

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leader of U.S. Senate Democrats said on Monday he would consider backing curbs on some asbestos lawsuits if the chamber would scuttle legislation removing all claims from court and paying victims from a $140 billion trust fund. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid urged senators to "get this bill off the floor" ahead of a major procedural vote, that could come as early as Tuesday, over whether the industry-funded trust could cost taxpayers...

2006-02-08 11:24:13

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to consider a bill to halt asbestos lawsuits and create a $140 billion fund for people suffering from asbestos-related diseases, but many hurdles to the bill's approval remained. For years, asbestos fibers were widely used for their insulating and fire-retardant capabilities, but they are linked to lung-scarring diseases, including cancer. Hundreds of thousands of asbestos injury claims...


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