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Oil-By-Rail Terminal Proposed For Washington State

April 11, 2014 10:13 am | by PHUONG LE, Associated Press | Comments

U.S. Development Group is seeking permits to build an oil terminal on the Washington coast that could handle about 45,000 barrels of crude oil a day.                                 

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Questions Remain 4 Years After Deepwater Horizon

April 11, 2014 10:12 am | by KEVIN MCGILL, STACEY PLAISANCE, Associated Press | Comments

Thousands are considering claims under a medical settlement BP reached with cleanup workers and coastal residents. The settlement, which could benefit an estimated 200,000 people, received final approval in February from a federal court.  

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11 Senators Urge Keystone Approval

April 11, 2014 10:09 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.                        

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Industrial Machinery Market Growth To Double In 2014

April 11, 2014 9:54 am | by IHS | Comments

High demand for machines in manufacturing sectors ranging from auto making to packaging will push the industrial machinery market to new heights during the next five years, highlighted by a doubling of growth this year, according to a new report from IHS Technology.

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Senate Urges Full Enforcement On Steel Imports

April 10, 2014 11:30 am | by HOPE YEN, Associated Press | Comments

A group of senators seeking to protect jobs is calling on President Barack Obama's administration to fully enforce trade laws in deciding whether imported steel reinforcing bar from Turkey and Mexico unfairly undercuts U.S. prices.                

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Indiana Glass Factory Pays Record Safety Fines

April 10, 2014 11:25 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A central Indiana automotive glass factory will pay a record $495,500 to settle workplace safety violations that were uncorrected following a worker's 2010 death, the Indiana Department of Labor said Wednesday.                

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CA City Declares Sriracha Maker A Nuisance

April 10, 2014 11:20 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Irwindale City Council's action gives the factory 90 days to make changes to stop the spicy odors that prompted complaints from some residents last fall. Declaring a public nuisance will allow city officials to enter the factory and make changes if the odors persist after the deadline.

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WV Mine Board Approves Proximity Detector Rule

April 10, 2014 11:18 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A new state mine safety rule will require coal operators to install detection systems that automatically shut down continuous mining machines when people get too close.                           

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Judge Gives James River Coal OK To Continue

April 10, 2014 11:14 am | by Associated Press | Comments

James River Coal Co. is being allowed to continue its business operations while the company is under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.                                     

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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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