| May 5, 2011
| 6:08 PM
One of the nation's dirtiest power plants is shutting down, a move that will scrap a major source of lung- and heart-damaging air pollution in the Chicago area.
Facing a federal complaint, more stringent pollution limits and smaller profit margins,...
| May 9, 2011
| 9:00 PM
In the midst of the city of Richmond, the James River hosts a unique natural wonder in its Great Blue Heron Rookery located just west of the 14th Street Bridge, according to the National Audbon Society. Dominion Resources helps support the educational...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 7:35 PM
The construction permits are in and the financing is ready to go, but some of the Chicago area's biggest sources of toxic air pollution still might not be cleaned up anytime soon.
In recently filed documents, Midwest Generation signaled it might delay...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 7:31 AM
Dominion Resources Inc. has asked the federal government to suspend a Google-backed venture to build a $5 billion transmission line for future offshore wind power projects in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Richmond-based utility said Atlantic Wind Connection&...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:12 AM
Dominion Virginia Power is considering building an electric transmission line that would cross the James River at Surry and James City counties.
The line would originate at Surry nuclear power station, run above the river along nine towers between 150...
| Nov 14, 2011
As commuters bustled away from downtown on a recent Friday evening, Chicago's skyscrapers turned to silhouette, framed by an orange autumn sunset.
But that wasn't the view that made John Rowe linger. From his office on the 54th floor of Chase Tower...
| Nov 18, 2011
After deciding it isn't worth cleaning up one of the nation's dirtiest power plants, the owners of an aging coal-burner along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan are shutting it down sooner than expected.
In its latest financial documents, Virginia-...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 6:56 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — Dwight Shoe spends most February mornings inside his house reading the newspaper.
On Wednesday — with the temperature nearing 70 degrees — he decided to do some yardwork.
“It’s mighty nice to be out here this...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Companies considering building wind farms off Virginia’s coast will likely be asked next month to submit proposals to the federal government.
The plan, stated during a conference call Tuesday by Tommy Beaudreau, director of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:27 AM
Scientists say there is no link between a controversial natural gas drilling technique and the Virginia earthquake that rattled the East Coast in August.
“Let’s be very clear: fracking did not cause the Virginia earthquake,” said...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 8:22 PM
Four weeks ago, a Bethel High School teacher and three students climbed into canoes near the West Virginia border and began a 28-day journey down the James River.
Friday morning, they were in a huddle of 16 students and teachers at Sunset Creek in...
| Jul 18, 2007
Payday and car title lenders spent more than $1 million on 42 lobbyists during the 2007 General Assembly session.
There were 12 bills affecting the payday lending industry, including five that would have ended the booming industry in Virginia.