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Dow Earnings Beat Expectations

July 23, 2015 2:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Michigan-based chemical giant on Thursday reported net income of $1.1 billion during the quarter, an increase from $882 million in the previous second quarter.

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Environmental Groups Ask Judge to Dismiss Part of Duke Suit

July 23, 2015 2:10 pm | by MITCH WEISS, MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press | Comments

A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy's effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company's coal ash dumps.

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House Approves Bill to Tweak Coal Ash Standards

July 23, 2015 2:02 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday approved a bill granting states authority to regulate waste generated from coal burned for electricity.

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Missouri Nuclear Plant Shut Down After 'Non-Emergency' Leak

July 23, 2015 1:58 pm | by JIM SALTER, Associated Press | Comments

The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central Missouri was shut down for the second time in eight months Thursday after a "non-emergency" leak was found in the reaction control system.

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Pics of The Day: Smoke From NJ Warehouse Fire Visible From Space

July 23, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A large warehouse fire fueled by plastics, autos and household goods sent plumes of black smoke into the air Wednesday that were visible from space.

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Idle Plant in Grant Parish to Reopen as Ammonia Facility

July 23, 2015 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Lithuania-based company plans to spend $265 million to reopen an idle biofuels refinery in Grant Parish as an ammonia manufacturing plant.

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Shell Gets Permits For Limited Oil Drilling in Arctic Waters

July 23, 2015 9:31 am | by KEVIN FREKING, DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast.

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Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Chemical Spills

July 22, 2015 4:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A trio of environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a lack of regulations for chemicals released by industrial facilities.

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Study: E-Cigarettes Just as Addictive as Traditional Smokes

July 22, 2015 4:33 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The report in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology analyzed commercial samples of liquids produced for e-cigarettes.

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Convent Coal Export Terminal Sells For $412 million

July 22, 2015 4:27 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

SunCoke Energy Partners LP will expand into handling coal exports with the $412 million acquisition of Convent Marine Terminal, one of the Gulf Coast's largest export facilities.

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Prosecutors Want Guilty Plea Hearing For W.Va. Exec in Spill

July 22, 2015 4:23 pm | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to schedule a guilty plea hearing for the top executive charged in a massive chemical spill last year.

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Nuclear Company's Bid to Build 3rd Reactor Officially Over

July 22, 2015 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Officials say a company's bid to build a third reactor at Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant is officially over.

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CSX Provides Update on W.Va. Oil Train Derailment Cleanup

July 22, 2015 10:24 am | by JOHN RABY, Associated Press | Comments

CSX is continuing to closely monitor the environmental impact of a fiery oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

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State Regulators Look at Cost of Retiring Coal Plants

July 22, 2015 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Washington utility regulators say they are looking into how much it would cost to retire Puget Sound Energy's two older coal-fired electric generating plants in Colstrip, Montana.

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Scientists Study The Carbon Footprint of Almond Farming

July 22, 2015 9:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The analysis examined greenhouse gas emissions and the use of almond byproducts for renewable power.

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