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Mississippi Phosphates Pleads Guilty in Pollution Case

August 19, 2015 3:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Gulf Coast fertilizer manufacturer has pleaded guilty to polluting waterways, killing fish and destroying marshy areas around Bayou Casotte in Pascagoula.


Judge Dismisses Part of Train Derailment And Chemical Leak Lawsuit

August 19, 2015 3:51 pm | by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Vinyl chloride, a gas linked to respiratory problems, dizziness and death, was released.


EPA Sees Clean Water Act Violations at Iowa Fertilizer Plant

August 19, 2015 3:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two companies building a $1.8 billion fertilizer plant in southeastern Iowa will pay an $80,000 civil penalty for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act during construction.


Pics of The Day: What Chemical Turned an Ohio Stream Blue?

August 19, 2015 1:54 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | News | Comments

A chemical leaking from a water treatment plant in Barberton, Ohio gave a local waterway a case of the blues.


In The Mix: Can You Make Heroin at Home?

August 19, 2015 10:31 am | by Meagan Parrish, Kari Imberg, Jesse Osborne, Editors | Videos | Comments

In this episode we’re tackling these questions: Could one word could hogtie the pork industry? Can you make heroin at home? And, where’s the beef?


Oil Lease Sale Wednesday For Tracts Off Texas

August 19, 2015 10:03 am | by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal government is offering nearly 22 million acres off the Texas coast to oil and gas developers, though low oil prices are likely to limit interest.


U.K. Plans Roads That Charge Electric Cars as They Drive

August 19, 2015 9:59 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Today’s "BWest Byte" is $779 million, for the amount of money the British government is committing over the next five years to construct roads that will wirelessly charge electric cars as they drive.


Exec Pleads Guilty For Role in W Virginia Chemical Spill

August 19, 2015 9:45 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the last executives charged in a chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without clean tap water for days pleaded guilty to federal pollution violations Tuesday.


Analyst: Oil Prices Could Hit $15

August 19, 2015 9:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Crude oil prices last week hit their lowest levels in more than six years, but one expert believes prices could drop to half of that amount or less.


EPA Funds Research on Environmental Impact of Manufactured Chemicals

August 19, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Science to Achieve Results grants are part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Chemical Safety for Sustainability program.


US Proposes to Cut Methane From Oil, Gas by Nearly Half

August 18, 2015 5:01 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed cutting methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade, part of on ongoing push by President Barack Obama to curb climate change.


Yuhuang Buys St. James Site For $1.85B Methanol Complex

August 18, 2015 4:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yuhuang Chemical Inc. has acquired a 1,300-acre site in St. James Parish for its previously announced $1.85 billion methanol manufacturing complex.


Former Police Officer Charged After Explosion at Federal Lab

August 18, 2015 4:42 pm | by BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Police have said the chemical reaction that led to the explosion may have been caused by the manufacture of drugs.


French Company Total Drops Shale Gas Well in Denmark

August 18, 2015 4:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

French energy company Total has halted a shale gas project in Denmark after disappointing results in exploratory drilling.


Diesel For Harvest Might be Adequate With Drilling Slowdown

August 18, 2015 4:34 pm | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The oil industry replaced agriculture a few years ago as the biggest user of diesel in North Dakota.



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