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DuPont 2Q Profit Climbs 3.9%

July 22, 2014 | by Associated Press | Comments

DuPont said profit increased to $1.07 billion, or $1.15 per share, from $1.03 billion, or $1.11 per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.                                            

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Saltwater Spill Cleanup Could Take Years

July 22, 2014 10:30 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The site where an underground pipeline leaked 1 million gallons of saltwater into the North Dakota badlands earlier this month could take years to clean up, an official of Native American tribes involved in the cleanup said Monday.           

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Maine City Vote Bans Tar Sands Oil

July 22, 2014 10:24 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The South Portland City Council has voted to ban the transfer of crude oil onto ocean tankers, effectively ending any attempt to bring oil from western Canada through a pipeline into the city.                 

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Michigan Steel Plant Sued Over Emissions Permit

July 22, 2014 10:23 am | by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer | Comments

A state agency's decision to revise a Detroit-area steel plant's air quality permit will allow the facility to continue emitting too much pollution, environmental organizations said Monday in a lawsuit.                   

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Overloaded Bins Caused Fatal January Accident

July 22, 2014 10:20 am | by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press | Comments

Overloaded storage bins on the roof of an Omaha livestock feed manufacturer's plant caused the building collapse that killed two people in January, federal investigators said.                      

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Maine Biomass Plant Moves Forward

July 22, 2014 10:15 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A $30 million biomass plant proposed for Athens has won certification from a state financing agency for $12 million in state tax credits, a step forward for a project that could mean saving or creating about 200 jobs and boosting the local tax base.

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1 Killed, 65 Hurt In LPG Tanker Blast

July 22, 2014 10:12 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Anadolu Agency said the accident early Tuesday caused a large blast and a fireball that engulfed two passenger buses and other vehicles that were also traveling on the road near the town of Lice, some 150 kilometers (90 miles) north of the city of Diyarbakir. 

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WIPP Operator Received Large Bonus After Accident

July 21, 2014 10:50 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The contractor that operates the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico received a $1.9 million bonus just five days after an underground truck fire closed the facility.              

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Kentucky Coal Plant Plans Carbon Dioxide Project

July 21, 2014 10:48 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Kentucky elected officials and representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy will visit a central Kentucky coal power plant to tout a project that will capture and store carbon dioxide emissions.                        

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Lightning Threatens Fracking Water Disposal Sites

July 21, 2014 10:46 am | by JOSH WOOD, Associated Press | Comments

Three massive fires since the beginning of June have highlighted the threat lightning poses in the North Dakota oil patch, and in each case it was tanks that store the toxic saltwater associated with drilling — not the oil wells or drilling rigs — that were to blame. 

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Vote Set To Ban Tar Sands Oil In Maine

July 21, 2014 10:44 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The vote will take place on Monday night. The city's planning board voted 6-1 last week to recommend the council approve the proposal. Nearly 500 people attended the council's first vote on the subject.                     

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Refinery Loses Legal Challenge Over Water Cleanup

July 21, 2014 10:43 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A North Pole refinery owner has lost its latest challenge in a long-running attempt to get a petroleum company to pay for groundwater contamination that contributed to the refinery's closure.                    

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Testing Great Plains Shale For Energy Uses

July 21, 2014 10:40 am | by CARSON WALKER, Associated Press | Comments

Tests this summer on Pierre Shale that stretches across much of the Great Plains could help build the case for an underground lab and, if feasible, lead to energy production or underground storage in the rock formation.             

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Halliburton Q2 Profits Rise, Boost Buyback

July 21, 2014 10:34 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Halliburton Co. (HAL) said Monday that its second-quarter earnings rose 20 percent, and it raised its share buyback authorization to $6 billion.                                

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Train Collision Spills Thousands Of Gallons Of Diesel Oil

July 21, 2014 10:31 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A Canadian National Railway Co. train struck another freight train as it rolled through a small village in southeastern Wisconsin, causing cars to derail, injuring two people and spilling thousands of gallons of diesel oil that prompted the evacuation of dozens of homes.            

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Diamondback Energy Buys Oil & Gas Assets For $538M

July 21, 2014 10:20 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The acquisition, which is expected to close in September, will give Diamondback an additional 13,136 net acres in the Midland Basin, bringing its total to 85,000 net acres.                                   

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