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Pennsylvania Struggles With Gas Drilling Pollution

September 19, 2014 | by Associated Press | Comments

An elderly western Pennsylvania couple is struggling to cope after state officials say a natural gas drilling company's wastewater pond contaminated their drinking water.                                       

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Storm Water Causes Toxic Mine Spill

September 22, 2014 10:36 am | by FELIPE LARIOS, Associated Press | Comments

Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a toxic spill in the Sonora River basin from a copper mine operated by Grupo Mexico, the state director of civil protection said Sunday.                                    

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OKC Oil Producer Unveils New Formation

September 22, 2014 10:34 am | by Associated Press | Comments

An Oklahoma City-based energy company has unveiled a new formation in south-central Oklahoma that the company's CEO said will elevate the state as an oil producer.                                 

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FDA Relaxes Water Quality Standards

September 22, 2014 10:32 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business. The new proposals would relax water quality standards.                                  

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Broken Rail Blamed For Fiery Train Derailment

September 19, 2014 10:34 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Federal investigators have determined a broken rail probably caused a 2012 train derailment, explosion and spectacular fire that damaged a bus depot and led to evacuations in Ohio's capital city.                                

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Support For PolyMet Mine On The Decline

September 19, 2014 10:28 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A new poll shows support for a proposed copper and nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota has declined.                                               

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CSB Will Investigate Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corporation's Role In Spill

September 19, 2014 10:19 am | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | Comments

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board's right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.                               

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Range Resources To Pay $4M Drilling Waste Fine

September 19, 2014 9:58 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | Comments

Energy company Range Resources said it has agreed to pay a $4.15 million fine for environmental violations at a western Pennsylvania site that handled natural gas drilling waste.                                   

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Callon Petroleum Raises $122M From Stock Sale

September 18, 2014 10:18 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Callon Petroleum Co. has raised $122 million from a stock sale, with plans to use the proceeds to pay for new oil and gas properties it plans to buy in the Permian Basin of west Texas.                            

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Oil Company Lawsuit Hits A Roadblock

September 18, 2014 10:17 am | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | Comments

A letter from Louisiana's attorney general appears to throw up at least a temporary roadblock for a parish that is considering lawsuits against oil and gas companies over coastal damage.                     

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Improving Oil Train Safety In Seattle

September 18, 2014 10:10 am | by PHUONG LE, Associated Press | Comments

With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil train accident and improve the city's ability to respond.

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Production To Resume After Diesel Plant Explosion

September 18, 2014 10:06 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco, Louisiana is expected to return to production next week, according to joint-venture partner Darling Ingredients.                                   

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Chevron Meets Voluntary Shale Drilling Standards

September 18, 2014 10:03 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | Comments

Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday.

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Illinois Delays Decision On Fracking Rules

September 18, 2014 9:58 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A legislative panel said that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect.                                        

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Bankruptcy Judge Approves $2.9M WV Spill Settlement

September 18, 2014 9:52 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia has approved a $2.9 million settlement to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in a January chemical spill.                                             

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OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations For 2014

September 17, 2014 2:12 pm | by National Safety Council | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014.                                 

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