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BP Warns That Russian Sanctions Will Impact Profits

July 29, 2014 | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | Comments

Energy company BP warned Tuesday that further international sanctions on Russia could hurt its profits because of its stake in the country's oil giant, Rosneft.                           

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NTSB Releases Report From Conrail Derailment & Gas Leak

July 29, 2014 3:31 pm | by GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press | Comments

Systemic errors led to a 2012 train derailment in New Jersey that released a dangerous gas into the air, sickening residents and emergency responders, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday in a scathing report.

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Oil Refinery Fire Injures 4

July 29, 2014 3:27 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Four workers at an oil refinery in southeast Kansas were burned Tuesday in an early morning fire, the Texas company said.                                    

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Severstal Faces Emissions Fines

July 29, 2014 3:26 pm | by JEFF AMY, Associated Press | Comments

The Mississippi Commission of Environmental Quality has fined Columbus steel mill Severstal $135,000 because the company's pollution control monitors didn't function properly after the plant expanded in June 2011.                    

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Hundreds Line Up To Discuss EPA Carbon Rules

July 29, 2014 10:00 am | by DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press | Comments

Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.                                  

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Closing The Largest Coal Plant In The West

July 28, 2014 3:51 pm | by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press | Comments

The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.

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Fish Processing Plant Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Hurt

July 28, 2014 3:49 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Authorities say one person died and three others were injured in an explosion at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast.                                     

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Illinois Coal Exports Dip

July 28, 2014 3:47 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

The state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity says that about 12 million tons of Illinois coal was exported in 2013. That's down from the 13 million tons exported in 2012, but far more than the 5.5 million tons exported in 2011 and 2.5 million tons in 2010. 

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Coal-Export Towns Fight Rising Seas

July 28, 2014 3:44 pm | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press | Comments

The Mid-Atlantic exports more coal — and the heat-trapping pollution that comes with it — than any place in the U.S. At the same time, cities like Norfolk are already experiencing one of the fastest rates of sea level rise in the country.

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Industrial Fire Cleanup Could Take Months

July 28, 2014 10:32 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Cleanup efforts continue at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota. The EPA On-Scene Coordinator said it would not surprise him if it took two months to clean up the site in Williston, though workers are hoping it will be quicker.

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North Dakota Refinery Almost Complete

July 28, 2014 10:28 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Construction of an oil refinery near Dickinson is about three-fourths complete, and most of the jobs that will be created there have already been filled.                                   

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Tyson To Sell Mexico, Brazil Poultry Operations

July 28, 2014 10:27 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Tyson Foods plans to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt from its recently announced acquisition of Hillshire Brands.                            

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Oil Depot Ablaze

July 28, 2014 10:25 am | by MAAMOUN YOUSSEF, Associated Press | Comments

A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.

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Obama Sends Dirty Coal Abroad

July 28, 2014 10:20 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press | Comments

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.              

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Oil Company Sues Utah County Over Pipeline Rules

July 28, 2014 10:17 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A Texas oil company is suing a Utah county over its new ordinances imposing restrictions on underground pipelines.                                        

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What You Need To Know About Global Coal Trade

July 28, 2014 10:16 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press | Comments

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

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