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A look at Obama’s final budget proposal for 2017

A look at Obama's final budget proposal for 2017

WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here’s a look at each agency and department: __ ENERGY DEPARTMENT Up or down? Up 6.8 percent Highlight: — As part of a pledge following the 2015 Paris climate summit to double spending on clean energy research and development by 2021, the budget would spend $7.7 billion ...

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COLTS could get natural gas station

Lackawanna County’s public bus service could eventually host a compressed natural gas station that would allow any drivers of natural-gas-fueled cars to fill up there. The County of Lackawanna Transit System is one of 27 public transit agencies targeted for natural gas stations by the state Department of Transportation, which aims to expand availability in a state teeming with natural ...

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Rabbit Transit bus using natural gas

Rabbit Transit’s first bus using compressed natural gas (CNG) hit the pavement earlier this month. The new bus will be taking riders on the 83 North rabbitExpress route between York and Harrisburg. Over the course of the next 10 years, the rest of the system’s fleet of 89 buses serving York and Adams counties will be replaced with CNG buses, ...

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Local hiring outlook strong for Ohio in 2016

Area employers are expected to continue hiring at a brisk pace over the next three months, based on the latest hiring survey by staffing firm Manpower of Dayton Inc. Among Dayton-area employers who participated in the survey, 25 percent plan to hire more employees in the January-March period, while 5 percent plan to cut payroll. Meanwhile, 67 percent of those ...

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Oil, rail industries want 7 years to fix tank cars


WASHINGTON (AP) — A top oil industry official says the oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions, leading to intense fires. Jack Gerard, president of the American Petroleum Institute, said Tuesday ...

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Veterans to bring transportation and security to the Bakken

A group of decorated soldiers and former members of U.S. special operations are setting up base in North Dakota with hopes of providing an unparalleled level of aviation, security and safety services for the Bakken region. “We’re looking at this model, and the infrastructure just isn’t ready for what’s happening there, and it’s a model that’s similar to other areas ...

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Planned pipeline expansions will raise natural gas outlook


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media An already-surging domestic natural gas market will be bolstered further by a bevy of new and expanded pipeline projects slated to begin operation within the next couple of years, argues Margaret Ryan in an article published today in Interfax Energy’s Natural Gas Daily. Onshore natural gas production in the U.S. currently averages 1.95 billion ...

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Gas tax fuels road work


Valerie Myers | Erie Times-News Higher gasoline taxes and vehicle fees are pumping money into highway and bridge repairs and other transportation improvements statewide. They’re also siphoning money from consumers who aren’t convinced they’re getting real bang for their buck. The state’s tax on wholesale gasoline sales increased 9.5 cents per gallon on Jan. 1. The wholesale tax on diesel ...

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Editorial: Low gas prices vindicate Gov. Tom Corbett’s transportation-funding strategy


The Times-Leader Editorial Gov. Tom Corbett is owed an apology from his detractors on both sides of the aisle. When the governor last year signed into law a sweeping transportation bill aimed at restoring our state’s crumbling infrastructure, he was dealt swift attacks by Republicans and Democrats alike who warned that our gas prices would forever be artificially high. With ...

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Weld County tax base grows as oil and gas keeps booming

Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. The ever-growing oil and gas industry is making up a larger portion of the Weld County tax base, driving down residential property taxes, county officials say. And it’s only going to continue. “Even though values will go up, I would not guarantee taxes would do the same,” said Chris Woodruff, Weld County’s assessor. ...

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