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James River Coal Files Chapter 11

April 8, 2014 10:40 am | by Associated Press | Comments

James River Coal Co. says it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of its efforts to turn around its business.                                          

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22 Miners Still Trapped

April 8, 2014 10:38 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Rescuers struggled Tuesday to pump water from a coal mine in southern China where 22 miners have been trapped for more than a day.                              

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U.S. Sailors Sue Japanese Utility Over Radiation

April 8, 2014 10:36 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Nearly 80 U.S. sailors are seeking $1 billion from the Tokyo utility that operates the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, alleging the company lied about the high level of radiation in the area where they were carrying out a humanitarian mission after a tsunami that touched off a nuclear crisis three years ago.

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"Poison Spring" Details Dirty EPA History

April 8, 2014 10:34 am | by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press | Comments

E.G. Vallianatos' complaints about the heavy influence that large corporations wield over the U.S. government and environmental policy won't be news to anyone. What is surprising and depressing in "Poison Spring," however, is when that influence began, especially over the regulation of pesticides.

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Half Of Power Plant Capacity Additions In 2013 Came From Natural Gas

April 8, 2014 10:17 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

Natural gas-fired power plants accounted for just over 50% of new utility-scale generating capacity added in 2013.                                       

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No Further Contamination In Nuclear Dump

April 7, 2014 10:23 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Crews investigating a radiation leak at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico have turned up no contamination during a second trip farther into the half-mile-deep repository.

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Freedom Industries President "Bears No Fault"

April 7, 2014 10:22 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

The president of Freedom Industries "bears no fault" for a West Virginia chemical spill that spurred a water-use ban for up to 10 days for 300,000 people, his lawyer says in a court filing.                

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Las Cruces Plant Lays Off 70 Workers

April 7, 2014 10:20 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A manufacturer of radiators and cooling systems has shuttered its Las Cruces operation, leaving 70 workers unemployed.                                                   

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Indiana Mill Idled Due To Lack Of Ore

April 7, 2014 10:11 am | by Associated Press | Comments

U.S. Steel has temporarily halted steelmaking at its massive northwestern Indiana mill because the ice-covered Great Lakes have cut off its access to vital iron ore and other raw materials.                        

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Alaskan LNG Bill Takes Shape In The House

April 7, 2014 10:10 am | by BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press | Comments

The House Resources Committee version of a bill to advance a major liquefied natural gas project was starting to take shape Saturday, as members dug into a thick stack of proposed changes.                                   

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Big Rivers Closing Hawesville Plant

April 7, 2014 10:08 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Big Rivers Electric Corporation is closing its Kenneth C. Coleman Station in Hawesville after losing two of its largest customers.                                     

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UN Panel Discusses The Future Of Fossil Fuels

April 7, 2014 9:55 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | Comments

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in which the world can curb the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are overheating the planet.                   

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Chemical Firm Cleans Up Pollution In Spartanburg

April 7, 2014 9:47 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A chemical company is helping clean up a Spartanburg neighborhood even as it fight claims that it polluted the ground and water, causing illnesses and dropping property values.                                

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Nebraska Meatpacking Plant Awaits Demolition

April 7, 2014 9:46 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Gering officials are looking forward to the demolition of an idle meatpacking plant in the Nebraska Panhandle city.                                          

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Libyan Militia Surrenders 4 Oil Terminals

April 7, 2014 9:44 am | by ESAM MOHAMED, Associated Press | Comments

A key Libyan militia in the east has agreed to hand back control of four oil terminals it captured and shut down last summer in its demand for a share in oil revenues, the official Libyan news agency reported.                                      

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