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Polyester Plant Opening In Northwest GA

October 7, 2014 10:53 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A new polyester fiber manufacturing company is opening a facility in northwest Georgia and is expecting to create 114 new jobs.                                              

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Top Regulator Secretly Asked PG&E To Donate $100K

October 7, 2014 10:51 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | Comments

California's largest utility has released an email saying the state's top regulator privately asked the company to donate more than $1 million to support an environmental ballot initiative and separately give $100,000 to a celebration of the utility commission's 100th anniversary.

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Chesapeake Cleanup Would Bring $22B Boon

October 7, 2014 10:37 am | by HOPE YEN, Associated Press | Comments

The Chesapeake Bay region would reap an additional $22.5 billion a year from improved hurricane protection, crab and fish production and climate stability if the Obama administration's contested plan to clean up the watershed proceeds, an environmental group says.                       

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Freeport-McMoRan Sells 80% Stake In Mine

October 7, 2014 10:35 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. is selling 80 percent of its stake in a copper and gold mine in Chile for at least $1.8 billion.                                          

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Lower Heating Bills Expected This Winter

October 7, 2014 10:32 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

After the unusually cold winter of 2013-14, U.S. households can expect lower heating expenditures this winter (October through March) compared with last winter.                               

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Miner Missing After Methane Explosion

October 7, 2014 10:25 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Polish officials are searching for a miner who has been missing underground following a methane explosion.                                             

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Coal Union To Rally Outside EPA Headquarters

October 7, 2014 10:24 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The United Mine Workers of America is organizing a rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants.                                                   

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New Experimental Data Released To Enhance CO2 Pipeline Design

October 7, 2014 10:01 am | by DNV GL - Oil & Gas | Comments

First-of-its-kind data relating to the depressurisation of CO2 pipelines is being made freely available today through industry cooperation. This will help fill knowledge gaps associated with the safe and reliable pipeline transport of CO2 and result in cost efficiencies through a significantly improved design basis for CO2 pipelines.

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Vegas Poised To Receive EPA Clean-Air Designation

October 6, 2014 10:26 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A 21-year push to limit dust pollution in and around Las Vegas has the federal Environmental Protection Agency poised to give the region a clean bill of health.                         

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3M To Receive $2.5M In Tax Incentives

October 6, 2014 10:24 am | by Associated Press | Comments

South Dakota's tax policies and economic incentives were key in persuading The 3M Company to invest $70 million to expand its Brooking plant between now and 2018, the governor and company officials said this week at a ceremony announcing the project.

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Chemical Spill Boosts Neighboring Town's Revenue

October 6, 2014 10:22 am | by Associated Press | Comments

St. Albans got a tax revenue boost from the January chemical spill as thousands of people came to the city to buy groceries and eat in restaurants.                                        

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Turkey Cracks Down On Oil Smugglers Aiding IS

October 6, 2014 10:20 am | by DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press | Comments

Analysts estimate that the Islamic State group gets up to $3 million a day in revenue from oil fields seized in Iraq and Syria. Oil smuggling was a booming business until about six months ago, when Turkish authorities ramped up a multi-layered crackdown that has significantly disrupted the illicit trade... 

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Chevron Selling Duvernay Stake For $1.5B

October 6, 2014 10:16 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Chevron's Canadian subsidiary is selling its 30 percent stake in its Duvernay shaleplay to Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. in a $1.5 billion deal.                                       

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Sioux Falls Landfill Opposes Proposed Methane Rule

October 6, 2014 10:14 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A South Dakota landfill that was considered ahead of the curve five years ago when it installed a system to capture gas given off by decomposing trash and turn it into energy now opposes proposed federal regulations that would require large landfills to control methane gas emissions.

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$627M In Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Projects Approved

October 6, 2014 10:12 am | by JEFF AMY, Associated Press | Comments

Officials approved plans Friday to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but environmentalists are fuming that $58 million will go to an Alabama beachfront hotel they say will hurt rather than help the Gulf.

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