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Alaska House Resources Advances Gas Line Bill

April 10, 2014 11:09 am | by BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press | Comments

Following an intensive amendment process that began last week, the House Resources Committee passed out its rewrite of a bill aimed at advancing a major liquefied natural gas project.               

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Chevron Predicts Q1 Profit Below Q4

April 10, 2014 11:02 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Chevron Corp. said that profit in the first quarter would slip below the fourth-quarter earnings on lower oil and gas production.                                          

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Report On Power Grid Threats Mishandled

April 10, 2014 10:48 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

Federal energy regulators improperly allowed widespread access to a sensitive document that outlined specific locations where the nation's electric grid is vulnerable to physical threats, a government investigator said Wednesday.             

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Virginia Ethanol Plant Finds Life

April 10, 2014 10:45 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Vireol Bio Energy LLC will invest $26.2 million to begin production at the plant, creating 70 jobs.                                      

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NRDC: GRAS Process May Allow Dangerous Chemicals into Food

April 10, 2014 10:26 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Comments

The Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) review process of chemicals used as food additives is “woefully inadequate and may be putting the health of Americans at risk,” according to a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report.

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WY Finalizes Plans To Plug Orphan Wells

April 9, 2014 11:26 am | by Associated Press | Comments

State officials say they've finalized plans to begin plugging some of the Powder River Basin's hundreds of abandoned coal-bed methane wells in the weeks ahead, a big job that could get a lot bigger depending on the outcome of a company's bankruptcy.

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PA Coke Plant To Pay $300K Fine

April 9, 2014 11:25 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A Pittsburgh-area coke plant has agreed to upgrade its pollution control equipment and pay a $300,000 fine.                                       

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Fertilizer Plant Talks Reopen

April 9, 2014 11:23 am | by TOM LoBIANCO, Associated Press | Comments

Indiana economic development officials are renewing talks with developers proposing to build a fertilizer plant in southwest Indiana, one year after the state withdrew its support over national security concerns.                                 

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New Fracking Book Illuminates Pros And Cons

April 9, 2014 11:21 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | Comments

In "The Boom," Russell Gold brings new clarity to a subject awash in hype from all sides.                                                     

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Alcoa Leads As Stocks Open Higher

April 9, 2014 11:17 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Aluminum maker Alcoa rose the most of major U.S. stocks after reporting earnings that were better than investors were expecting. Alcoa rose 3 percent in early trading. Other materials stocks also rose.                   

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SD Farmers Raise Issues With Oil Trains

April 9, 2014 11:16 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Some South Dakota farmers say North Dakota's Bakken oil field has created a shortage of rail engines and crews to move harvested grain to market.                         

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BNSF plans to upgrade tanker fleet after accidents  MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press   BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — BNSF Railway Co. said Thursday it intends to buy a fleet of 5,000 strengthened tank cars to haul oil and ethanol in a move that would set a high

Feds Call For Two-Man Crews On Oil Trains

April 9, 2014 11:14 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | Comments

Federal regulators say they will propose requiring at least two crew members on trains transporting crude oil, as well as regulations aimed at preventing parked train cars from coming loose and causing an accident.                         

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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.

Regulators Side With Duke Energy In Appeal

April 9, 2014 11:11 am | by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press | Comments

North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps.                          

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Health Dept. Joins WV Chemical Spill Lawsuit

April 9, 2014 11:07 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department plans to join the city of Charleston in suing over a spill that contaminated 300,000 West Virginians' water supply.                                               

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EFSA Seeks Food Safety Experts

April 9, 2014 10:34 am | Comments

EFSA is urging scientists to make a difference to Europe’s food safety system by joining its teams of risk assessment experts.                                                  

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