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Changes Ordered At Los Alamos Over Waste Leak

September 29, 2014 | by Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | Comments

Four Los Alamos National Laboratory workers have been reassigned and the Department of Energy has pulled nuclear waste cleanup operations from the contractor that runs the lab after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked, officials said. 

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Feds Unveil Cleanup Plan For Nuclear Waste Dump

September 30, 2014 6:45 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan - Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday said it's committed to cleaning up and resuming initial operations at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico as early as 2016, work that's expected to ...    

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Greenbrier Leads Call For Safer Tank Car Design

September 30, 2014 11:27 am | by Greenbrier | Comments

Greenbrier's Tank Car of the Future is designed for safer transportation of crude, ethanol and other flammables in North America, as well as use with other hazardous materials traffic.                

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Mexico Detains 5 In Suspected Oil Theft Ring

September 30, 2014 11:08 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The ring is believed to have stolen over 1 million gallons (4 million liters) of oil per month in a northeastern state.                                     

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Dominion Natural Gas Exports Plan Gets Federal OK

September 30, 2014 11:00 am | by Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press | Comments

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that the project, as approved with conditions, would minimize potential adverse impacts on landowners and the environment.                      

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Johnson & Johnson Buying Alios

September 30, 2014 10:52 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The deal includes Alios' portfolio of potential therapeutics for viral infections including compound AL-8176.                                         

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California Governor Expected To OK Plastic Bag Ban

September 30, 2014 10:45 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press | Comments

The legislation will prohibit large grocery stores from carrying single-use bags starting in July 2015, expanding to smaller stores the year after.                             

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Goodyear Aims To Use Rice Husk Byproduct In Tires

September 29, 2014 11:15 am | by Mark Gillispie, Associated Press | Comments

One of the world's biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires.     

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Company Proposes Rare Earths Mine In WY

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Canadian company has proposed a rare earths mineral mine in northeastern Wyoming.                            

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Judge Leaves Legal Openings For Villagers In Exxon Suit

September 25, 2014 10:34 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge has left a small legal opening for some Indonesian villagers to pursue a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. for human rights abuses allegedly committed by Indonesian troops guarding an Exxon natural gas field.                                 

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Mexican Cartels Steal Billions From The Oil Industry

September 25, 2014 10:15 am | by MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press | Comments

Mexico overcame 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and are stealing billions of dollars' worth of oil from pipelines.

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North Dakota Calls For More Environmental Protections

September 25, 2014 10:01 am | by JOSH WOOD, Associated Press | Comments

A top North Dakota public health official told a meeting of energy company representatives in Dickinson on Wednesday that more needs to be done to ensure environmental protections in the state amid its oil boom.                           

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Renewable Energy Plan Hinges On Utah Caverns

September 25, 2014 9:59 am | by MEAD GRUVER, MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.

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Businesses Won't Have To Return BP Spill Payments

September 24, 2014 4:08 pm | by JANET MCCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press | Comments

BP wants its money back — hundreds of millions of dollars of it — but a federal judge said Wednesday that the oil giant must keep its promises to the companies it compensated for losses they blamed on the 2010 Gulf oil spill.                                            

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Oil Reps Say ND Has Proper Rail Shipment Rules

September 24, 2014 3:55 pm | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

Oil producers in North Dakota are objecting to any new state regulations that would require them to reduce the volatility of crude before it's loaded onto rail cars.                         

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Explosion At Plastics Plant Injures 1

September 24, 2014 3:53 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Authorities say one person was injured after an explosion at a plastics manufacturing business in Nevada.                                               

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