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Father of Ohio Teen Poisoned by Caffeine Powder Files Suit

March 6, 2015 | by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com and caffeine powder distributors didn't provide proper warnings about the supplement's dangers, resulting in the death of an Ohio high school student last year, the teen's father said in a lawsuit filed Friday.

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Controversy Surrounds Proposed Washington State Oil Terminal

March 6, 2015 2:55 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Critics argue the terminal would jeopardize other development near the port and present serious safety issues.

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Illinois Oil Train Derailment Involved Safer Tank Cars

March 6, 2015 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Railroad company officials say a fiery oil train derailment in western Illinois involved tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires.

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BP signs $12B deal to develop Egypt gas field

March 6, 2015 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

BP said in a statement that the investment is "a vote of confidence in Egypt's investment climate."

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Cost of Iowa Fertilizer Plant Climbs to More Than $2 Billion

March 5, 2015 3:38 pm | by Sioux City Journal | Comments

The new plant is projected to triple the company's production of ammonia, a key component of nitrogen-based fertilizer, and help to grow urea and urea-ammonium nitrate production, CF Industries officials said.

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Oil Company to Pay $2M For Illegal Well in North Dakota

March 5, 2015 3:28 pm | by DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Attorney for North Dakota credited Statoil for its willingness to settle the case without forcing the government to file a civil suit.

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New Jersey Officially Announces $225M Exxon Mobil Settlement

March 5, 2015 3:22 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

State officials say it is the largest environmental settlement in state history — though it has been criticized by Democratic lawmakers who say it is for a mere fraction of the nearly $9 billion initially sought.

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Chemical Fire Smolders For Hours at Vancouver Port

March 5, 2015 2:52 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

The fire originated from a container of trichloroisocyanuric acid — a bleaching agent and industrial disinfectant — and quickly spread to three other containers.

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Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Unit Shut Down

March 5, 2015 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Operators of the Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing are shutting down one of its two units because of a fire alarm.

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Plantation Owners Seeking Answers About Mercury Pollution

March 5, 2015 10:24 am | by DAVID J. MITCHELL, The Advocate | Comments

A nearby plant turns bauxite ore shipped from Jamaica into alumina, which supplies the company's aluminum smelter in Missouri.

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Unions Lobby Against Giving Obama Trade Authority

March 5, 2015 10:18 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Amid ongoing talks over trade pacts with Pacific Rim nations and Europe, the White House sought Trade Promotion Authority, which would require Congress to consider proposed trade agreements without amendments.

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Minnesota Republican Knocks Wisconsin Right-To-Work Proposal

March 5, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Despite widespread support in Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature and the endorsement of right-to-work by the national GOP, one Minnesota Republican harshly criticized the proposed law and invited affected companies to consider moving across the Mississippi River

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Dow's Next Big Move — A $6 Billion Manufacturing Expansion

March 5, 2015 9:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Dow has increased production of ethylene, propylene and derivatives for the packaging industry. The plans will expand the Gulf Coast facilities by 40 percent.

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Fallout From Formaldehyde Scandal Continues For Lumber Liquidators

March 5, 2015 9:21 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

A lawmaker is calling for an investigation while the company's stocks have tumbled and they've bowed out of several public appearances. 

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Top Senate Republican Tells States: Ignore EPA Carbon Rules

March 4, 2015 2:41 pm | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press | Comments

In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says states should reject Obama's proposed requirements for power plants to reduce carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas. 

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Auto Industry, Batteries Expected To Bolster Graphite Market

March 4, 2015 2:33 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A newly released report expects auto production and lithium-ion batteries to bolster the U.S. graphite market by nearly 30 percent by 2020.

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