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Top Senate Republican Tells States: Ignore EPA Carbon Rules

March 4, 2015 | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says states should reject Obama's proposed requirements for power plants to reduce carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas. 

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California Shuts Down Oil Wells to Protect Groundwater

March 4, 2015 10:42 am | by SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Years of confusion, lax oversight and miscommunication among state and federal regulators are to blame for injecting protected groundwater with the waste, says a separate report California's Environmental Protection Agency.

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Nuclear Company Areva in Turmoil After Billions in Losses

March 4, 2015 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nuclear manufacturer Areva has announced a 4.8 billion euro loss for 2014, more than its entire market value, plunging the powerful French nuclear industry into turmoil.

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Advocates, Critics of Fracking Turn Out For Hearing on Bills

March 4, 2015 10:17 am | by MEREDITH SOMERS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fracking opponents came out in force Tuesday to speak their minds at a Senate hearing on legislation that would limit natural gas drilling in Maryland.

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Pics of The Day: Used Motor Oil Spills Into River

March 4, 2015 9:30 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

It'd seem even prettier if it wasn't so dangerous — on Tuesday as much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil stored in an above ground tank leaked into irrigation canals before slithering a river in Washington.

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US Running Out of Room to Store Oil; Price Collapse Next?

March 3, 2015 4:25 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | Articles | Comments

The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

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California to Classify Styrene as Carcinogen

March 3, 2015 3:48 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Styrene is used primarily in the production of polystyrene plastics and resins, and occupational exposure can occur in polystyrene factories and in the reinforced plastics industry.

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Chemical Industry Group Launches Defense Of BPA

March 3, 2015 3:32 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The American Chemistry Council announced an ad campaign highlighting recent evaluations of bisphenol A as "safe."

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How Recalls Can Affect Your Business

March 3, 2015 3:20 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

While the reasons for food recalls can vary, one thing is for certain: traceability throughout the supply chain continues to be extremely important.

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Researchers Call For Licorice Limits After Boy Develops Seizures

March 3, 2015 3:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

University researchers in Italy said candy producers should set recommended limits on daily consumption of licorice after a local boy developed seizures.

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Hungary Makes Nuclear Deal With Russia a 30-Year Secret

March 3, 2015 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The details of Hungary's deal with Russia to expand its only nuclear power plant will remain secret for 30 years, after new legislation was approved Tuesday.

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NY Lawmakers to Try Again to Pass 'Toxic Toy' Bill

March 3, 2015 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The measure would require manufacturers to phase out the use of chemicals considered harmful, such as benzene, mercury, cadmium and cobalt.

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Ohio Sues BP For More Than $33M in Cleanup of Storage Tanks

March 3, 2015 10:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ohio is suing oil and gas company BP for more than $33 million, alleging it double dipped by taking state funds and money from insurers to clean up accidental leaks from underground storage tanks at hundreds of its gas stations around the state.

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Philippines Suspends Oil, Gas Exploration in Disputed Waters

March 3, 2015 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China, a Filipino-British company said.

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Water Plant Shut Down After Fuel Spill in Appomattox River

March 3, 2015 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Virginia American Water has shut down a treatment plant serving about 9,400 customers following a fuel spill in the Appomattox River.

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Fractured States: Why Shale Has Some New Yorkers Talking About Secession

March 3, 2015 9:36 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

According to local media, a “move is afoot” among some New York residents to secede from the state and join Pennsylvania, where the controversial method of extracting oil and natural gas has bolstered the local economy.

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