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ExxonMobil Denies Lobbying on Iran Sanctions

May 22, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Bloomberg, citing federal disclosure documents, reported on Thursday that the energy giant retained the Nickles Group — the lobbying firm founded by former Sen. Don Nickles, R-Oklahoma — to monitor activity related to the sanctions.

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Finding Cause of California Oil Spill Could Take Months

May 22, 2015 3:26 pm | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | Comments

The operator of an oil pipeline that broke and spilled thousands of gallons of crude across a scenic California shoreline says it could take weeks or even months before investigators find what caused the disaster.


US Chemical Production Flat in April; Remains up Over a Year Ago

May 22, 2015 3:22 pm | by American Chemistry Council | Comments

Also measured on a 3MMA basis, chemical production by segment was mixed.


EPA Orders $43 Million Cleanup at Former DuPont Plant

May 22, 2015 3:07 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

DuPont's Pompton Lakes Works plant manufactured ammunition for nearly a century and leaked mercury, lead and other toxic chemicals across the 576-acre campus and surrounding areas.


Report Anticipates Green Packaging Market to Grow by 50 Percent by 2021

May 22, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

TMR analysts expect awareness of chemicals used in conventional packaging to increase consumer demand for green materials, as will a desire among consumers to avoid additional landfill waste and pollution.


State Investigates Spray Crew Exposure to Herbicide

May 22, 2015 9:51 am | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | Comments

Two state agencies are investigating aerial spraying operations on private timberlands in the southern Coast Range, where a member of the spraying crew says he had to regularly take shelter from herbicides sprayed from a helicopter.


World's Biggest Atom Smasher Sets Energy Record

May 22, 2015 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, says it succeeded late Wednesday in smashing together protons at 13 trillion electronvolts.


5 of The Most Dramatic Photos From California’s Oil Spill (So Far)

May 21, 2015 4:58 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Up to nine miles of coastline in Santa Barbara have been transformed.


Listeria: FDA Finds Problems at Ohio Ice Cream Plant

May 21, 2015 4:15 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | Comments

A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says there was inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant before listeria was found in some of its ice cream pints.


Report: Switching Trucks to Natural Gas Could Worsen Climate Change

May 21, 2015 3:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Despite its clean-burning reputation, a newly released study suggests that fueling transport trucks with natural gas could actually worsen their climate impact.


Lumber Liquidators CEO Unexpectedly Resigns

May 21, 2015 11:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Lumber Liquidators on Thursday announced the departure of president and CEO Robert Lynch amid the ongoing scandal over the safety of its laminate flooring.


ConAgra to Pay $11.2M to Settle Salmonella Criminal Case

May 21, 2015 9:58 am | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | Comments

It's the latest in a series of recent prosecutions of manufacturers linked to food poisoning that has companies "taking notice in a big way," said Bill Marler, an attorney who has represented victims of food-borne illnesses for two decades, including more than 100 sickened in the Peter Pan outbreak.


Study Unlocks Mystery Behind Microbial Methane Production, Corrosion

May 21, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Scientists at Stanford University say they've solved the mystery of how microbes generate methane, potentially paving the way for sustainable chemical production.


Strike Continues At Texas Refinery Following Union Vote

May 21, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The months-long strike at a massive Texas oil refinery will continue after union workers this week rejected the latest contract proposal.


Report: Larger Turbines Could Enable Wind Energy in All 50 States

May 21, 2015 9:38 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The report argues technological advancements that already greatly reduced the cost of wind power will soon substantially increase its production capacity.


ExxonMobil Announces Substantial Oil Discovery

May 21, 2015 9:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

ExxonMobil officials on Wednesday officially announced the discovery of a substantial offshore oil reservoir near the coast of Guyana.



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