Energy industry

March 29, 2018 - 6:29 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Roger Dube, Rochester Institute of Technology (THE CONVERSATION) Shortly after 4 a.m. on a crisp, cloudless September morning in 1859, the sky above what is currently Colorado erupted...
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In this Jan. 24, 2018 photo, Galena Park is hemmed in by heavy industry just east of downtown Houston along the ship channel. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 7:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property. More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America's fourth-largest city,...
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In this Jan. 24, 2018 photo, Jessica Chastain talks about the flooding and chemical spills in her Galena Park neighborhood during and after Hurricane Harvey. The Houston neighborhood is a block away from chemical plants. A number of Harvey-related spills occurred near Chastain's home, including the 460,000-gallon gasoline spill at a Magellan Midstream Partners tank farm and nearly 52,000 pounds of crude oil from a Seaway Crude Pipeline Inc. tank. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 4:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — More than a half-year after Hurricane Harvey flooded America's largest corridor of energy and petrochemical plants, records show the storm's environmental assault was more widespread and severe than authorities publicly acknowledged. Piecing together county, state and federal records...
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FILE - This April 12, 2016 file photo shows the coal-fired B.C. Cobb Plant generating station in Muskegon, Mich., which closed April 15, 2016. The global fleet of coal-fired power plants is projected to begin shrinking by 2022 as plant retirements outpace new construction, according to a new report that warns the heavily-polluting fuel's decline may not come quickly enough to meet international emission reduction goals. (Joel Bissell//Muskegon Chronicle via AP, File)
March 21, 2018 - 8:59 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge— but not fast enough to meet international climate change goals, environmental groups said Wednesday. Coal's dominance as the fuel of choice...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2009, file photo, demonstrators block the main entrance of Chevron Corp. in San Ramon, Calif. A federal judge presiding over lawsuits accusing big oil companies of lying about global warming is turning his courtroom into a classroom. U.S. District Judge William Alsup has asked lawyers for two California cities and five of the world's largest oil and gas companies to come to court on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, to present "the best science now available on global warming." (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
March 21, 2018 - 7:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There were no test tubes or Bunsen burners, but a courtroom turned into a science classroom Wednesday for a U.S. judge considering lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about the role of fossil fuels in the Earth's warming environment. Leading researchers taught U.S...
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FILE - This March 9, 2010 file photo shows a tanker truck passing the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, Calif. A federal judge presiding over lawsuits accusing big oil companies of lying about global warming is turning his courtroom into a classroom. U.S. District Judge William Alsup has asked lawyers for two California cities and five of the world's largest oil and gas companies to come to court on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to present "the best science now available on global warming." (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
March 21, 2018 - 2:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a tutorial on climate change before a federal judge in San Francisco (all times local): 12 p.m. An attorney for oil giant Chevron says the company does not dispute the findings of an international panel of scientists that it is extremely likely humans are the...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:03 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks rise NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are higher in midday trading on Wall Street. Energy companies are rising along with the price of oil and smaller, more U.S.-focused companies are climbing. Homebuilders are up following a report that sales increased in February. Cereal...
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March 21, 2018 - 6:36 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — World shares have been mostly lower today as some markets have given back early gains ahead of the Federal Reserve's first decision on interest rates since the appointment of its new chair, Jerome Powell. In early trading, Germany's DAX lost 0.1 percent, France's CAC 40...
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In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, people hold signs protesting President Donald Trump's plan to allow offshore oil and gas drilling along most of the nation's coastline at a hearing Hamilton, N.J. Some coastal states including New Jersey that oppose President Donald Trump's plan to allow offshore drilling in deeper federal waters along most of the nation's coastline are using state-level laws to try to make it difficult or impossible to conduct drilling in their areas by banning pipelines or other drilling infrastructure in state waters. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
March 19, 2018 - 3:58 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some coastal states opposed to President Donald Trump's plan to allow oil and gas drilling off most of the nation's coastline are fighting back with proposed state laws designed to thwart the proposal. The drilling Trump proposes would take place in federal waters...
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March 13, 2018 - 9:44 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A $1.5 billion settlement was reached in a class-action lawsuit covering tens of thousands of farmers, grain-handling facilities and ethanol plants that sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed. Lawsuits in state and...
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