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Cargill To Close Corn Milling Plant

September 17, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Cargill will close its corn milling plant in Memphis, Tennessee early next year, citing its location outside of the corn belt and under utilization.                                                   

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with federal partners, announces the results of a multi-year project called Bio-Response Operational Testing and Evaluation (BOTE) that tested and evaluated decontamination techniques for a biological inci

EPA Grants Extension On Power Plant Pollution Plan

September 17, 2014 10:02 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency gave the public 45 more days to weigh in on a plan that would for the first time curb the pollution blamed for global warming from the nation's coal-fired power plants.                     

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China Rig Finds Gas After Vietnam Standoff

September 16, 2014 10:41 am | by IAN MADER, Associated Press | Comments

The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced today.                               

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Refinery Closure Leads To High Asphalt Expense

September 16, 2014 10:37 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Road construction costs north of the Alaska Range have increased because of the higher cost of asphalt, a consequence predicted when the North Pole refinery stopped producing asphalt oil in June.                             

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Keystone XL Operator Asks For PUC Recertification

September 16, 2014 10:35 am | by REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press | Comments

The operator of the long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline has formally asked South Dakota's utility regulators to recertify the portion of the project that runs through the state.                                                             

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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.

Duke Energy To Spend $500M On Solar Power

September 16, 2014 10:34 am | by EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer | Comments

Duke Energy plans to invest $500 million in solar power to meet North Carolina's requirement that more of its electricity come from renewable energy.                                                               

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Nestle Purina Plant Investigation Begins

September 16, 2014 10:27 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A crew from Nestlé Purina is assessing damage from a grain-dust explosion that injured four contract workers at the company's plant in Flagstaff, Arizona.                                 

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EPA Continues Push For Water Rules

September 16, 2014 10:22 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | Comments

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday she's not backing down on her agency's efforts to implement a new rule that would assert regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands despite criticisms that it amounts to a federal water grab.

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Producer Prices Remain Unchanged In August

September 16, 2014 10:15 am | by CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | Comments

A measure of prices that producers receive for their goods and services was unchanged in August, the latest sign that inflation is in check.                                  

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PG&E Officials Resign Over Improper Emails

September 16, 2014 10:11 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | Comments

Emails showing California regulators and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. appearing to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases led the state's top regulator to remove himself from two PG&E cases and four senior officials on both sides to resign.

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WV Spill Hearings Postponed For A Year

September 16, 2014 10:08 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A lawsuit against a water company, chemical producer, airport and others over a January chemical spill won't get a hearing for another year.                                     

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Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Taint Water

September 15, 2014 11:05 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead.                                            

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Groups Appeal Decision On Oil-Train Facility

September 15, 2014 10:55 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Several environmental groups are appealing a decision by Skagit County officials that they say will allow a proposal for an oil-train facility at an Anacortes refinery to move forward without a serious review of the risks.                           

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Daily ND Oil Production Hits 1.1M Barrels

September 15, 2014 10:53 am | by Associated Press | Comments

State oil regulators say North Dakota's daily oil production reached more than 1.1 million barrels in July.                                                     

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Nucor Buys Gallatin Steel For $770M

September 15, 2014 10:41 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Steel company Nucor is buying Gallatin Steel Co. for about $770 million, which will expand Nucor's footprint in the Midwest.                                       

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