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Chemical Leak Sickens 100

July 17, 2014 10:19 am | by Associated Press | Comments

More than 90 people, including primary school students, were sickened by a chemical leak from a Hong Kong ship in eastern Thailand on Thursday, authorities said.                      

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Minnesota Power Reaches Coal Plant Deal

July 17, 2014 10:17 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The company will install technology to help settle allegations it violated the federal Clean Air Act by failing to get permits and installing less-than-best pollution control technology at its plants.                            

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Florida Sues Oil Company For Everglades Violations

July 17, 2014 10:14 am | by JASON DEAREN, Associated Press | Comments

Florida's environmental agency says it is suing a Texas oil company for violating state drilling regulations at a well near the Everglades.                                  

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Feds Offer Advice After Deadly WV Explosion

July 17, 2014 10:12 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

A New Cumberland metal recycling plant lacked a safety system to collect combustible dust during a 2010 explosion that killed three people and injured another, according to federal investigators.                

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3M Buys Subsidiary Stake For $885M

July 16, 2014 10:51 am | by Associated Press | Comments

3M will take full control of its Sumitomo subsidiary by acquiring the 25 percent of the company that it doesn't already own for $885 million.                                 

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Mine Fire Lawsuit Settled

July 16, 2014 10:49 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit over the deaths of two miners in a 2006 fire at an underground coal mine in West Virginia, according to court documents.                   

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Officials Suspicious Of Connection Between Gas Project & Oil Referendum

July 16, 2014 10:48 am | by BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press | Comments

The decision Alaska voters make on an oil-tax referendum next month could have implications for a proposed liquefied natural gas project, the senior project manager said Tuesday, a point deemed a scare tactic by one state lawmaker.  

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China Moves Oil Rig Out Of Vietnamese Waters

July 16, 2014 10:44 am | by CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press | Comments

China on Wednesday moved an oil rig out of waters claimed by Hanoi after two months of drilling that triggered a near-breakdown in ties between the neighbors and led to deadly protests in Vietnam.                      

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Banning Old Oil Train Cars

July 16, 2014 10:43 am | by PHUONG LE, MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

Environmental groups asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to immediately ban shipments of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars, citing oil train wrecks and explosions and the agency's own findings that accidents pose an imminent hazard.

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California Gets Tough On Refineries

July 16, 2014 10:38 am | by JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency is coming to one of the nation's largest petroleum-producing areas to hold public hearings on a proposal aimed at reducing toxic air pollution from California to Texas through tough new controls on oil refineries.  

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Factory Output Rises For 5th Straight Month

July 16, 2014 10:37 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | Comments

U.S. factory output increased for the fifth straight month in June as manufacturers cranked out more aircraft, chemicals and furniture.                               

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Gold Mine Expands Onto Federal Land

July 16, 2014 10:34 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Fairbanks Gold Mining Inc., which is owned by Kinross, has submitted the request to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to expand the open-pit gold mine onto federal land.                     

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Power Plant Fuel Leak Threatens River

July 16, 2014 10:29 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Polish officials say a malfunction at a coal power plant has caused a leakage of fuel, and emergency officials are working to make sure it doesn't contaminate the nearby Vistula River.              

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Texas City Rejects Fracking Ban

July 16, 2014 10:10 am | by EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press | Comments

The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid early Wednesday that would have made it the first city in the state to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community.

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Camden Plant Could Create 3,000 Jobs

July 15, 2014 10:07 am | by GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press | Comments

A company that makes components for power plants that it eventually expects to bring 3,000 jobs to the facility it plans to build in Camden, one of the nation's poorest cities.                               

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