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Boehner Backs Push to Export US Crude Oil

July 29, 2015 5:01 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

House Speaker John Boehner says he supports a push by U.S. oil companies to ship their crude oil overseas and lift a decades-long ban on exports.

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Nation's First Chemical-Free Pool Opens to Swimmers

July 29, 2015 4:53 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A newly opened public pool in north Minneapolis has the distinction of being the nation's first to be naturally filtered and free of chemicals.

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Chemical Analysis Could Lead to Improved Wine Grapes

July 29, 2015 4:49 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The wine-producing vitis vinifera grape is susceptible to pests, and some winemakers developed a cross between their grapes and wild American grapes in an effort to alleviate an increasing need for pesticides and fungicides in the industry.

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Quiet on Keystone, Clinton Faces Sharper Attacks From Rivals

July 29, 2015 9:49 am | by LISA LERER, KEN THOMAS, Associated Press | Comments

Hillary Rodham Clinton dodged questions Tuesday about her positions on trade and the Keystone XL pipeline, telling a New Hampshire voter that if the future of the project opposed by environmentalists remains "undecided when I become president, I will answer your question."

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2 Injection Wells Shut Down After Oklahoma Quakes

July 29, 2015 9:34 am | by SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press | Comments

Oil and gas operators shut down two wastewater injection wells in northern Oklahoma on Tuesday and reduced operations at a third after several earthquakes centered in the town of Crescent rattled the state.

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Court Orders EPA to Redo Air-Pollution Limits in 13 States

July 29, 2015 9:29 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.

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Nebraska Trial Set Over Land Seizures For Oil Pipeline

July 28, 2015 4:56 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A judge has scheduled an October trial on a Holt County lawsuit aimed at keeping TransCanada Corp. from seizing land to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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GAO: Thousands of Chemical Facilities Incorrectly Reported Data About Toxic Release Threats

July 28, 2015 4:53 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A recently released report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office said that federal authorities should take steps to verify information reported by chemical facilities and improve compliance with safety standards.

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Cancer Cluster Suspected at Guantanamo Bay

July 28, 2015 4:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Court personnel at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. military base may have been exposed to carcinogens while working on detainee trials, according to a complaint filed with the Department of Defense.

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Cereal Ingredients Inc. to Expand in Kansas

July 28, 2015 4:33 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

CII's ingredients, which are exported to 19 countries, add flavor, texture and color to baked goods, mixes and ready-to-eat cereals.

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Commercial Honeybee Colonies at 20-Year High Despite Population Losses

July 28, 2015 4:31 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Honeybee populations declined for decades through a combination of insecticide use, habitat loss and disease, but research suggests the use of neonicotinoid pesticides since the 1990s contributed to the heightened loss rates.

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Explosion Shuts Down Iran-Turkey Natural Gas Pipeline

July 28, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Turkey's energy minister says an explosion on a natural gas pipeline between Iran and Turkey caused a large fire and shut down the flow of gas.

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DuPont Cuts Forecast on Agriculture Sales Drop

July 28, 2015 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

DuPont's second-quarter profit fell 12 percent, and the chemical company lowered its forecast for the year after a stronger dollar and a sales drop in its agriculture segment affected results.

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Walker Says EPA Should be Limited 'Umbrella Organization'

July 28, 2015 9:25 am | by SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press | Comments

Like many Republicans, the Wisconsin governor is a vocal critic of the agency charged with enforcing the nation's laws against pollution. 

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Keystone XL Pipeline Hearing Before State Regulators Begins

July 27, 2015 4:30 pm | by JAMES NORD, Associated Press | Comments

The state Public Utilities Commission is considering whether to approve for the second time in just over five years construction of the South Dakota portion of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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