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Can sewage sludge replace coal at power plants?

By Anya Litvak Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH — A Maine company has set its sights on Pennsylvania as a good place to burn poop. Casella Organics, which finds uses for organic wastes that don’t involve shoveling the stinky stuff into landfills, has told Pennsylvania regulators it wants to ...

Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline faces lawsuit over environmental concerns

Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit to stop a 516-miles natural gas pipeline project that would travel through three Southeastern states. Groups including the Sierra Club filed the lawsuit Wednesday in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. The suit against the U.S. Army Co ...

Firefighters working to control blaze at Louisiana refinery

CONVENT, La. — Firefighters at a refinery along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge are fighting a fire inside the plant. Chief Ryan Louque of the neighboring St. James Fire Department said the Motiva refinery is dealing with the fire itself, and no public fire departments are ...

Diesel oil spills from grounded rig on Scottish island

The Transocean Winner was being towed when it broke free of its tug and ran aground on the Isle of Lewis on Monday. A British official says thousands of liters (gallons) of diesel have likely spilled from an oil rig that was blown onto a remote Scottish beach. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency says ...

Judge dismisses Jefferson Parish suit against oil companies

NEW ORLEANS  — A state judge in Jefferson Parish has dismissed the parish’s litigation against oil companies accused of damaging coastal wetlands. Jefferson is among four coastal parishes making such claims in multiple lawsuits in state courts. Judge Stephen Enright’s decision, dated Aug ...

ALLIANCE, La. — The oil industry has left a big footprint along the Gulf Coast, where a Delaware-size stretch of Louisiana has disappeared. But few politicians would blame Big Oil for ecosystem abuse in a state where the industry employs up to 300,000 people and injects $73 billion into the economy. ...

BP working to halt excessive waste flow into Lake Michigan from refinery

WHITING, Ind. — An operational issue has caused BP’s large northern Indiana refinery near the southern shore of Lake Michigan to discharge about five times more industrial waste into the lake than allowed. The refinery has been dealing with the problem at its wastewater treatment plant since F ...

Gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 4 cents this week

The average price for retail gas in Texas has dropped 4 cents this week, settling at an average of $1.96 for a gallon for regular unleaded fuel. AAA Texas said Thursday that the average is 49 cents less per gallon than last year. RELATED: Glut of gasoline undercutting oil prices The group says its s ...

Valero Energy Partners’ earnings rise 45 pct. in Q2

San Antonio-based Valero Energy Partners’ second-quarter earnings rose 45 percent, exceeding analysts’ estimates. The company earned $49 million, or 67 cents per unit, in the three months ended June 30, the company said in a statement. That compares with $33.7 million or 54 cents per unit, ear ...

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