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Columbia's Century-Old Power Plant Stops Burning Coal

September 29, 2015 3:49 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Columbia's century-old first power plant is out of the coal business.


VW Just The Latest in Long History of Cheating Car Companies

September 29, 2015 3:42 pm | by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press | Comments

In stock car racing, there's an old adage: If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'. You could say the same sometimes for auto makers up against stricter environmental rules.


Fertilizer Plant Construction Workforce Likely to Top 4,000

September 29, 2015 3:36 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A company building a $2 billion fertilizer plant near Sioux City expects its workforce to exceed 4,000, which would be more than double the number of workers it once envisioned.


Bush: Opening Overseas Markets to US Oil, Gas Key to US Boom

September 29, 2015 3:27 pm | by THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press | Comments

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says ending the ban on U.S. oil exports and easing restrictions on natural gas exports will unleash the nation's economy.


3 Groups Will Use $5.9M to Train Firefighters For Oil Trains

September 29, 2015 9:57 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Three groups will receive $5.9 million in federal grants to train first responders to handle railroad incidents involving crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids.


Scientists Closing in on Small-Scale Nuclear Fusion

September 29, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A nuclear fusion process developed by Scandinavian researchers could allow environmentally friendly electricity to be generated on a small scale within a few years.  


Kraton to Acquire Arizona Chemical For Nearly $1.4B

September 29, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A Houston polymer producer will pay nearly $1.4 billion to acquire Arizona Chemical, a leading maker of chemicals derived from pine trees.


Man Behind Oil Patch Murder-For-Hire Plot Pleads Guilty

September 28, 2015 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A North Dakota man faces four decades in prison after pleading guilty to having a hit man kill two of his business associates — one who was bludgeoned to death at a truck shop and another who was shot at his upscale home while his wife hid in a closet.


EPA Rules Will Strengthen Pesticide Safety on Farms

September 28, 2015 3:51 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening 20-year-old rules designed to protect farmworkers from toxic pesticides.


Nature Foundation Unveils $3.3M in Monarch Butterfly Grants

September 28, 2015 3:29 pm | by JIM SUHR, Associated Press | Comments

The foundation says $1.2 million of Monday's grants is from Monsanto.


Halliburton, Baker Hughes Plan to Sell Additional Businesses

September 28, 2015 3:25 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Halliburton and Baker Hughes are divesting more assets as the rival oilfield services companies seek approval from regulators to join in a $34.6 billion deal.


Kuwaiti Oil Minister Rejects OPEC Meeting Nonmember Nations

September 28, 2015 3:22 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Kuwait's oil minister is rejecting the idea of a meeting between OPEC members and nonmember states as requested by financially struggling Venezuela.


Energy Transfer Equity buying Williams Cos. For $32.61B

September 28, 2015 3:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Energy Transfer Equity is buying pipeline operator The Williams Cos. for approximately $32.61 billion.


Alcoa Splitting Into 2 Companies

September 28, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Alcoa will split into two independent companies, separating its bauxite, aluminum and casting operations from its engineering, transportation and global rolled products businesses.


VW Facing 'Tsunami' of Legal Trouble in Emissions Scandal

September 28, 2015 9:48 am | by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press | Comments

Who knew about the deception, when did they know it and who directed it?



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