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Judge Blocks Federal Oil, Gas Drilling Rules Pending Lawsuit

September 30, 2015 4:47 pm | by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press | Comments

Petroleum developers would be required to disclose to regulators the ingredients in the chemical products they use to improve the results of fracking.


EPA Sets Limit For Toxic Pollutants Released Into Waterways

September 30, 2015 4:34 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday imposed new standards for mercury, lead and other toxic pollutants that are discharged into the nation's rivers and streams from steam electric power plants.


EPA: Tractor Supply Co. ATVs Didn't Meet Clean Air Rules

September 30, 2015 4:31 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Tractor Supply Company Inc. has reached a settlement with federal regulators over the illegal sale of 28,000 off-road vehicles and small engines that failed to meet Clean Air Act requirements.


CSB Probe: Safety Problems at DuPont Plant Where 4 Died

September 30, 2015 4:24 pm | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | Comments

A federal investigation into a poisonous gas leak that killed four workers at a Houston-area chemical plant in November found weaknesses and failures in the facility's safety planning and procedures, officials said Wednesday.


ISIS’ Illegal Oil Empire: By The Numbers

September 30, 2015 4:08 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

Here’s a look at how the black gold is fueling one of the world’s biggest security threats, by the numbers.


Fall Protections, Hazard Communications Top List of Workplace Safety Violations

September 30, 2015 9:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Failure to implement proper protection against falls topped the latest annual list of workplace safety violations, federal labor officials announced Tuesday.


Report: Chinese-Made Goods Result in More Carbon Emissions

September 30, 2015 9:37 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers from three U.S. universities this week said that outsourcing production from developed nations to China could be accelerating climate change.


EPA to Toughen Refinery Emissions Rules

September 29, 2015 4:38 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

More than 6 million people live within three miles of the nation's 142 large oil refineries.


Study Sheds Light on Powerful Process That Turns Food Into Energy

September 29, 2015 4:32 pm | by University of Edinburgh | Comments

The way in which our cells convert food into fuel is shared by almost all living things — now scientists have discovered a likely reason why this is so widespread.


Duke Energy Reaches $7 Million Deal With NC on Coal Ash

September 29, 2015 4:00 pm | by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press | Comments

Duke Energy agreed Tuesday to pay North Carolina regulators $7 million to settle allegations of groundwater pollution at its coal ash pits and to perform accelerated cleanups costing millions of dollars at four sites.


Potomac Chemical Spill Prompts Precautions Amid Assurances

September 29, 2015 3:57 pm | by DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press | Comments

More Potomac River communities are taking steps to protect their drinking water from last week's chemical spill at a western Maryland paper mill.


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.



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