An ethanol plant on the Columbia River that was built with the help of $36 million in Oregon state loans and tax credits is now being used to store and ship crude oil from North Dakota. It was built at a cost of $200 million for Cascade Grain at the Port of St. Helens' Port Westward Industrial park near Clatskanie. The owner filed for bankruptcy in 2009, less than a year after startup.
More than 573,000 birds are killed by the country's wind farms each year, including 83,000 hunting birds such as hawks, falcons and eagles, according to an estimate published in March in the peer-reviewed Wildlife Society Bulletin. The large death toll at wind farms shows how the renewable energy rush comes with its own environmental consequences, trade-offs the Obama administration is willing to make in the name of cleaner energy.
Exxon Mobil Corp. is challenging $1.7 million in penalties proposed by federal safety regulators who faulted the oil company over a 63,000-gallon crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River, according to documents released Monday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Rescuers at a giant U.S.-owned mine in eastern Indonesia have freed four out of 37 workers who were believed trapped underground Tuesday when a tunnel collapsed. The accident occurred when 40 employees and contract workers were gathered in a classroom inside a training tunnel about 500 meters from the entrance of the Big Gossan Mine in Papua province.
Gov. Matt Mead on Monday unveiled a state energy policy two years in the making that calls for maintaining Wyoming's position as the top energy-exporting state while preserving its wild, scenic and pristine landscapes. Mead's report outlines four priorities: Economic competitiveness, efficient regulation, natural resource conservation and developing new technologies.
Pressures to reduce staff levels for onsite operations coupled with the increasing sophistication and expense of automation and control equipment have led to growing trend to use modular structures to house and protect sensitive process and automation controls.
For Orca Bay Seafoods, headquartered in Renton, Wash., and for seafood consumers as well, two things are a given: seafood should taste fresh and it should be safe to eat. Fresh taste and good value will win the customer; food safety will protect the customer and serve the business.
Two workers were injured Monday when highly flammable gas used in welding exploded at a West Virginia industrial site, officials say. Fire crews were sent at about 3:20 p.m. to Airgas, a distributor of specialty gases in Poca, outside of Charleston.
Benko Products, Inc.'s Sahara Hot Box Model E8 Electric Drum and Tote Heaters provide precise temperature control and trouble-free service. The heaters feature state-of-the-art digital controls with independent over-temperature protection, which help ensure precise temperature control.
Producing 1200 lumens for 90 minutes on a single charge, this ultra-lightweight Class 1 Division 1 from Larson Electronics can be used for areas falling into Groups A, B, C and D. This 20 watt metal halide light can be configured by the operator for spot of flood beam operation.
HEAT EXCHANGER: Noren Products, Inc.'s Compact Cabinet Coolers cool electronics to slightly above the outside ambient air temperature with air-to-air models, or install air-to-water units for below ambient cooling. It maintains a NEMA 12 air and dust tight seal with standard models, and NEMA 3R, 4 or 4X can be maintained with other models.
A boom in natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania is generating billions of dollars for companies and private landowners, but some experts question whether the state's low effective tax on the bounty makes long-term sense. Unlike most leading oil and gas producing states, Pennsylvania doesn't link fees to how much gas comes from wells.
A Nuclear Regulatory Commission member and a Michigan congressman plan to visit the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, which was taken off line over a repeated water leak problem. New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. shut down the southwestern Michigan plant May 5, one day after operators found a tank leaking faster than regulations allow.
Authorities say an explosion that killed 28 coal miners in southwest China was caused by a lack of ventilation that caused deadly gases to accumulate. A state media report Monday points to continuing problems with supervision in China's mining industry, the world's deadliest.
Arkansas' chief economic development official expects construction on the proposed $1.1 billion Big River Steel plant near Osceola to begin by the fall — though a portion of its financing and final permissions from state regulators are still pending. State legislators did their part this spring, approving a $125 million finance package that includes a $75 million grant.