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Company investigating petroleum plant fire in Pennsylvania

PETROLIA, Pa. (AP) — Company officials say they’re investigating a fire and explosion at a western Pennsylvania petroleum processing plant. Sonneborn Corp. said Friday that the fire at its plant in Petrolia was under control in about an hour and that no serious injuries resulted. No chemicals were released or spilled during the incident. Butler County 911 dispatchers say the ...

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Clean power debate flares up in Colorado

Clean power debate flares up in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — A national debate over global warming has turned into a major sticking point at the Colorado Legislature, where Democrats and Republicans this week started tussling over paying for efforts to curb carbon emissions. Republicans say it’s a waste of money to try to comply with the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which regulates carbon dioxide emissions from ...

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Explosion, fire controlled at Pennsylvania petroleum plant

PETROLIA, Pa. (AP) — A fire at a western Pennsylvania petroleum processing plant is under control, though 911 dispatchers say there’s a report of one injury. Officials at the Sonneborn Corp. plant in Petrolia declined immediate comment. Butler County 911 dispatchers say the incident was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday and most fire crews were being released from the ...

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Officials: Plant owners to pay $8.5M for federal pollution violations

BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities say the operators of a western Massachusetts power plant will pay $8.5 million after agreeing to plead guilty to tampering with air pollution monitoring equipment and submitting false information to regulators. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz announced Wednesday that the Berkshire Power Plant’s owner, Berkshire Power Co., and manager, Power Plant Management Services, will pay the ...

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Regulators: More than 14,000 gallons of saltwater spill

Regulators: More than 14,000 gallons of saltwater spill

GRASSY BUTTE, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota oil regulators say more than 14,000 gallons of saltwater have spilled from a central tank battery about 14 miles southwest of Grassy Butte (BYOOT) in Billings County. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says Cobra Oil and Gas Corp. reported that the 14,280 gallons were released, contained and recovered at the site. ...

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Rising GOP star in West Virginia fight for coal against EPA

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is shown Thursday, March 3, 2016, outside the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Morrisey's coal-dependent state is helping lead a lawsuit against President Barack Obama's new clean-power rules. In February the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of the rules until legal challenges are resolved. (AP Photo/John Raby)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Patrick Morrisey, the West Virginia attorney general taking on President Obama’s clean power plan, is no stranger to the hot seat: He parlayed a love of tennis as a young adult into becoming a line judge at the U.S. Open and other tournaments, regularly standing up to second-guessing by irate players and fans. Fast forward to ...

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Court dismisses complaint over power plant on Navajo Nation

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A complaint that sought to overturn the final rule for haze-causing nitrogen oxide emissions at an Arizona power plant has been dismissed. Environmentalists on the Navajo Nation had alleged in the October 2015 lawsuit that a federal advisory group met in secret to craft a pollution control plan for the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station. The environmentalists ...

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Obama seeks more coordination on dealing with drought

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday directed the federal government to come up with a less reactionary and more long-term strategy for dealing with drought. About 12.5 percent of the continental U.S. was experiencing drought as of mid-March, said Alice Hill, a key Obama aide on this issue. That translates into more than 39 million people, or about ...

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McConnell: Obama climate plan hinges on next president

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling that delays a key element of President Barack Obama’s strategy to fight climate change will likely push a final decision on the issue to the next president, the Senate’s Republican leader said Monday as he urged the nation’s 50 governors to continue a “wait-and-see” approach on Obama’s plan. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ...

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