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Support For PolyMet Mine On The Decline

September 19, 2014 10:28 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A new poll shows support for a proposed copper and nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota has declined.                                               

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Judge: PG&E Emails May Have Violated Rules

September 19, 2014 10:23 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press | Comments

California's largest utility may have violated state rules when it negotiated with state regulators to have a favorable judge appointed to hear one of the utility's rate cases, a judge with the state's public utilities commission says.                

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CSB Will Investigate Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corporation's Role In Spill

September 19, 2014 10:19 am | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | Comments

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board's right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.                               

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Judge Blocks Gas Line Safety Plan From Public View

September 19, 2014 10:04 am | by JAY REEVES, Associated Press | Comments

A state court judge sided with Alabama Gas Corp. and blocked the Montgomery Advertiser from publishing information about the utility's plan for gas line safety, which the Alabama Public Service Commission released through an open records request.

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Range Resources To Pay $4M Drilling Waste Fine

September 19, 2014 9:58 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | Comments

Energy company Range Resources said it has agreed to pay a $4.15 million fine for environmental violations at a western Pennsylvania site that handled natural gas drilling waste.                                   

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Oil Executive Accused Of Dumping Reaches Plea Deal

September 19, 2014 9:56 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

An oil executive accused of dumping toxic drilling liquid and endangering drinking water for a county in southwest North Dakota has reached an undisclosed plea deal with federal prosecutors, authorities say.                               

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Pennsylvania Struggles With Gas Drilling Pollution

September 19, 2014 9:49 am | by Associated Press | Comments

An elderly western Pennsylvania couple is struggling to cope after state officials say a natural gas drilling company's wastewater pond contaminated their drinking water.                                       

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Callon Petroleum Raises $122M From Stock Sale

September 18, 2014 10:18 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Callon Petroleum Co. has raised $122 million from a stock sale, with plans to use the proceeds to pay for new oil and gas properties it plans to buy in the Permian Basin of west Texas.                            

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Oil Company Lawsuit Hits A Roadblock

September 18, 2014 10:17 am | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | Comments

A letter from Louisiana's attorney general appears to throw up at least a temporary roadblock for a parish that is considering lawsuits against oil and gas companies over coastal damage.                     

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Improving Oil Train Safety In Seattle

September 18, 2014 10:10 am | by PHUONG LE, Associated Press | Comments

With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil train accident and improve the city's ability to respond.

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Production To Resume After Diesel Plant Explosion

September 18, 2014 10:06 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco, Louisiana is expected to return to production next week, according to joint-venture partner Darling Ingredients.                                   

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Chevron Meets Voluntary Shale Drilling Standards

September 18, 2014 10:03 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | Comments

Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday.

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Illinois Delays Decision On Fracking Rules

September 18, 2014 9:58 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A legislative panel said that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect.                                        

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Bankruptcy Judge Approves $2.9M WV Spill Settlement

September 18, 2014 9:52 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia has approved a $2.9 million settlement to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in a January chemical spill.                                             

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OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations For 2014

September 17, 2014 2:12 pm | by National Safety Council | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014.                                 

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