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Water Intake Resumes After Ohio River Spill

August 20, 2014 3:27 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop doing so.                                 

NC Lawmakers Compromise On Coal Ash Measure

August 20, 2014 3:25 pm | by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press | News | Comments

State House and Senate leaders say that lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation to...

Brine Hauler Sues Over Biblical Fracking Billboard

August 20, 2014 3:22 pm | by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on...

Billionaire Pays $1.5 Mine Fines

August 20, 2014 10:32 am | by DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky...

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Gas Driller Fined For Losing Control Of A Well

August 20, 2014 10:31 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

State environmental regulators have fined a gas drilling company for allowing natural gas to escape a well in northeastern Pennsylvania.                               

Stretch Of Ohio River Reopens After Oil Spill

August 20, 2014 10:27 am | by LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press | News | Comments

A 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River closed after a fuel oil spill reopened to river traffic on with some restrictions as containment and cleanup continued.                           

Mining Firm Lied About Acid Spill

August 20, 2014 10:25 am | by MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mexico's top environmental official said that a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream.                 

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Shale Dividend Could Pay For Smaller Carbon Footprint

August 19, 2014 5:16 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Unanticipated economic benefits from the shale oil and gas boom could help offset the costs of substantially reducing the U.S.'s carbon footprint, Purdue agricultural economists say.                         

Exporting US Coal To Asia Could Reduce Emissions 21%

August 19, 2014 5:00 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

Under the right scenario, exporting U.S. coal to power plants in South Korea could lead to a 21 percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions compared to burning the fossil fuel at plants in the United States, according to a new Duke University-led study.

Thousands Of Fuel Oil Spill Into Ohio River

August 19, 2014 4:15 pm | by LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press | News | Comments

An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, leading authorities to shut off water intake valves for both the Ohio and Kentucky sides of the waterway to protect water supplies, and a 15-mile section of the river was closed to allow cleanup.

Environmentalists Call For Health Registry In Drilling Regions

August 19, 2014 10:33 am | by PETER JACKSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said it has enhanced the state health department's handling of complaints involving natural-gas drilling, prompting environmentalists to renew their demand for more aggressive action.              

Renewable Energy Systems On The Battlefield

August 18, 2014 1:00 am | by Chris Warner, ECN Magazine | Articles | Comments

Unsurprisingly, the United States Department of Defense is the largest consumer of energy in the United States. Much of that energy is consumed in harsh environments to power tanks, fighter jets, small hospitals and command outposts out in the field. In recent years, the government has identified alternative energy use as a means mitigate the expense and dangers of relying solely on fossil fuels to meet the DoD’s mission. 

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Royal Dutch Shell said Friday it is selling its Australian gasoline stations and refinery to energy trader Vitol Group for 2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2.6 billion).

A Pollution Solution For China

August 15, 2014 1:00 am | by Shell | Videos | Comments

Check out how natural gas may hold the key to defeating the overwhelming pollution problem in China.                                         

Predicting Fracking Policy

August 14, 2014 3:56 pm | News | Comments

The uncertainties of the health risks associated with horizontal drilling has pushed countries worldwide to proactively regulate the use of this technology. Where such decisions are hedged on a variety of metrics, it is difficult to predict how a country may move to regulate this technology without a formal tool to review all decision criteria and policy alternatives.

Hundreds Turn Out For Pebble Mine Hearing

August 13, 2014 4:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of people turned out in Anchorage to comment on a proposal that would severely restrict development of a massive gold-and-copper mine in the Bristol Bay region.                      

Arkansas Lawmakers Oppose Emissions Rule

August 13, 2014 4:13 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Arkansas legislative committees approved a non-binding resolution opposing a proposed federal rule to lessen carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.                                 

Kellogg Wants Suppliers To Report Carbon Emissions

August 13, 2014 9:42 am | by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer | News | Comments

Kellogg said Wednesday it will step up efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions in its supply chain as part of a broader initiative designed to be more environmentally friendly.                         

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A couple of weeks ago one of Chevron's fracking well pads exploded and caused a deadly fire in a small town in Pennsylvania. Since, the apology letters and coupons for free pizza have met with a great deal of internet scorn. Is there a "right" way to apol

Preventing Package Printing Panic

August 13, 2014 1:00 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The GHS deadline is coming up fast and past implementation experience has shown that finding a solution takes longer than expected. Chem.Info sat down with Chris Cocanig, an expert who has spent the last two years working on GHS solutions, to ask him how to prevent the panic that can easily set in when a company attempts to bring their labels up to par.  

Mine Too Slow Reporting Acid Spill

August 12, 2014 4:14 pm | by MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

A civil defense official says a private mine in northern Mexico did not immediately report a massive acid spill, allowing it to flow into a river that supplies water to tens of thousands of people.             

EPA Criticized For Muzzling Advisors

August 12, 2014 4:12 pm | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Journalist and scientific organizations accused the Environmental Protection Agency of attempting to muzzle its independent scientific advisers by directing them to funnel all outside requests for information through agency officials.    

An ammonia leak and fire have shut down a beef processing plant in eastern Nebraska, but no employees were injured.

Cargill Settles Midwestern EPA Dispute

August 12, 2014 4:08 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cargill Inc. has agreed to pay more than $187,000 to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act at large oil storage facilities in Iowa and Nebraska.                             

A couple of weeks ago one of Chevron's fracking well pads exploded and caused a deadly fire in a small town in Pennsylvania. Since, the apology letters and coupons for free pizza have met with a great deal of internet scorn. Is there a "right" way to apol

Getting Big Brother's Priorities Straight

August 12, 2014 3:07 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Regardless of your political leanings, it's hard to put a positive spin on the news that the government has failed to follow through with terror prevention inspections at high-risk chemical facilities. This revelation combined with recent EPA over-reaching calls into question what our government is really doing to protect American industry. 

Mine Spills 10 Million Gallons Of Acid Into River

August 12, 2014 11:03 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A civil defense official says a private mine in northern Mexico did not report a massive acid spill, allowing it to flow into a river that supplies water to tens of thousands of people.                     

Oyster Harvest Still Feels The BP Pain

August 12, 2014 10:36 am | by STACEY PLAISANCE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gulf Coast oyster harvests have declined dramatically in the four years since a BP PLC oil well blew wild in the nation's worst offshore oil disaster. Even after a modest rebound last year, thousands of acres of oyster beds where oil from the well washed ashore are producing less than a third of their pre-spill harvest.

BP plans to create a separate, more competitive business to manage its onshore oil and gas assets, including its shale operations, in the 48 contiguous U.S. states.

Trial Set For Ex-BP Exec

August 12, 2014 9:53 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A trial is expected to begin the week of March 9 for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.                            

Indianapolis Fears Coal Ash Contamination

August 11, 2014 4:32 pm | by CHARLES D. WILSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Environmental, health and neighborhood groups on Monday called on Indianapolis Power & Light to test groundwater at eight coal ash lagoons they fear may be contaminating wells that supply water to residents on the city's south side.       

Drilling Firm Challenges Waste Ordinance

August 11, 2014 4:28 pm | by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press | News | Comments

A gas and oil drilling company has sued a western Pennsylvania township, claiming that an ordinance passed to ban the disposal of drilling byproducts like fracking fluids and briny water is illegal and trumped by state and federal law.

$1.5 Wastewater Violation Still Unpaid In North Dakota

August 11, 2014 10:53 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's been two years since state regulators touted a record $1.5 million fine against a company for illegally dumping 20,000 barrels of toxic liquid and threatening drinking water supplies near a large western North Dakota city, and little has changed. The now-dissolved company is under federal investigation, the penalty is unpaid and the affected site is still contaminated.

Claims Grow Against WV Spill Company

August 11, 2014 10:51 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Charleston-based Freedom Industries can expect about 5,000 groups to ask for money in bankruptcy claims over the spill, said the case's claims agent, James Lane.                          

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