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Vegas Poised To Receive EPA Clean-Air Designation

October 6, 2014 10:26 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A 21-year push to limit dust pollution in and around Las Vegas has the federal Environmental Protection Agency poised to give the region a clean bill of health.                         

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3M To Receive $2.5M In Tax Incentives

October 6, 2014 10:24 am | by Associated Press | Comments

South Dakota's tax policies and economic incentives were key in persuading The 3M Company to invest $70 million to expand its Brooking plant between now and 2018, the governor and company officials said this week at a ceremony announcing the project.

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Chemical Spill Boosts Neighboring Town's Revenue

October 6, 2014 10:22 am | by Associated Press | Comments

St. Albans got a tax revenue boost from the January chemical spill as thousands of people came to the city to buy groceries and eat in restaurants.                                        

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Turkey Cracks Down On Oil Smugglers Aiding IS

October 6, 2014 10:20 am | by DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press | Comments

Analysts estimate that the Islamic State group gets up to $3 million a day in revenue from oil fields seized in Iraq and Syria. Oil smuggling was a booming business until about six months ago, when Turkish authorities ramped up a multi-layered crackdown that has significantly disrupted the illicit trade... 

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Chevron Selling Duvernay Stake For $1.5B

October 6, 2014 10:16 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Chevron's Canadian subsidiary is selling its 30 percent stake in its Duvernay shaleplay to Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. in a $1.5 billion deal.                                       

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Sioux Falls Landfill Opposes Proposed Methane Rule

October 6, 2014 10:14 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A South Dakota landfill that was considered ahead of the curve five years ago when it installed a system to capture gas given off by decomposing trash and turn it into energy now opposes proposed federal regulations that would require large landfills to control methane gas emissions.

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$627M In Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Projects Approved

October 6, 2014 10:12 am | by JEFF AMY, Associated Press | Comments

Officials approved plans Friday to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but environmentalists are fuming that $58 million will go to an Alabama beachfront hotel they say will hurt rather than help the Gulf.

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5 Dead In Fireworks Plant Blast

October 6, 2014 10:10 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Police say five people were killed early Monday in an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory.                                               

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Wastewater Spills Into Iowa River

October 3, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Officials say 150,000 gallons of wastewater entered the Cedar River after a power failure at a treatment plant in Cedar Falls.                                    

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Hygiene, Cleaning Product Company Opening Georgia Plant

October 3, 2014 10:32 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A Japanese company that makes personal hygiene products and cleaning supplies is planning to expand operations and create 170 jobs in Gwinnett County.                               

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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 Order Duke To Refund Customers

October 3, 2014 10:31 am | by GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press | Comments

Amid a growing political backlash, state regulators on Thursday ordered one of Florida's largest power companies to give back $54 million it collected from ratepayers to pay for a failed nuclear plant.                              

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Dow Chemical To Sell 3 More Businesses

October 3, 2014 10:29 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Dow Chemical is looking to sell three more of its businesses for more than $2 billion in proceeds as it continues to try to shed non-core assets.                               

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Fire At Offshore Platform Prompts Evacuation

October 3, 2014 10:28 am | by RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press | Comments

A fire Thursday at an offshore natural gas platform in Alaska's Cook Inlet destroyed the crew's living quarters and forced four workers to evacuate.                                                    

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15 Dead In Explosives Factory Accident

October 3, 2014 10:26 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Fifteen people were confirmed dead Thursday in a blast at an explosives decommissioning factory in northwestern Bulgaria.                                             

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Pluspetrol Buys Apco Oil & Gas For $427M

October 3, 2014 10:24 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Oil and gas exploration and production company Pluspetrol Resources is buying Apco Oil and Gas for $427 million.                                          

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