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Arch Coal Posts Significant Q2 Losses

July 29, 2014 | by Associated Press | Comments

Arch Coal Inc. (ACI) on Tuesday reported a bigger loss in its second quarter, and beat analysts' expectations.                                       

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Waste Management Sells Subsidiary For $1.94B

July 29, 2014 9:42 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Waste Management is selling a subsidiary to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion as part of its effort to focus on its core business.                                      

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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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North Carolina's environmental agency sought late Monday to delay its own settlement with Duke Energy a week after a busted pipe at one of the company's coal ash dumps spewed enough toxic sludge into the Dan River to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools.

Duke Makes $1.2B Deal With ElectriCities

July 28, 2014 3:46 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Duke Energy Progress has agreed to purchase the generating capacity of ElectriCities in a $1.2 billion deal expected to translate into lower power bills for thousands of eastern North Carolina residents.                     

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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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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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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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