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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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Britain Reopens The Way For Fracking

July 28, 2014 10:14 am | by MATTHEW KNIGHT, Associated Press | Comments

Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations.             

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Fertilizer Companies Blame West, TX For The Fatal Accident

July 28, 2014 10:11 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Two fertilizer companies sued following a deadly Texas explosion are claiming the small town deserves blame for failing to properly train volunteer firefighters and first responders, who made up most of the 15 people killed by the blast.  

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MSHA Handed Out 186 Citations In June

July 24, 2014 3:47 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

The Mine Safety and Health Administration says inspectors issued 186 citations at 13 U.S. mining operations in June.                                                        

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Fukushima Study: Think About The Unthinkable

July 24, 2014 2:49 pm | by National Academy Of Sciences | Comments

A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation's nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios.                          

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Airgas Profit Rises 4.9%

July 24, 2014 2:40 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

The Radnor, Pennsylvania-based company said profit increased to $88.9 million, or $1.18 per share, from $84.7 million, or $1.14 per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.                   

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Oil Train Derails In Seattle

July 24, 2014 2:36 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard, but it alarmed environmentalists.                                      

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Noble Energy Profit Falls Almost 50%

July 24, 2014 2:33 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) reported earnings that decreased by 49 percent in its second quarter and beat analysts' expectations.                                     

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