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In this image Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, provided by the West Virginia State Police, shows a fireball erupting across Interstate 77 from a gas line explosion in Sissonville, W.Va. (AP Photo/West Virginia State Police)

Enterprise Products seeks cause of West Virginia pipeline explosion

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Monday’s explosion sent flames shooting several hundred feet into the air.
(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Thousands without power during snowstorm in Massachusetts

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The state Emergency Management Agency says the plant’s emergency diesel generators are supplying power to the safety systems and there is no emergency or danger.
(AP file photo/Patrick Semansky)

Houston man accused of lying about blowout preventer tests

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If convicted on two counts of making false statements to federal agencies, he could get up to 10 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.
(shankool007/Flickr)

Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

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President Barack Obama is boosting protection of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich Coastal Plain.
(AP Photo/Dado Galdieri, File)

US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

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A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States
Crews dig up land at a saltwater spill site near Blacktail Creek outside Williston, N.D. A North Dakota health official called the 70,000 barrel spill the state's largest during the state's current oil boom. (AP Photo/Williston Herald, Zack Nelson)

North Dakota saltwater spill reached Missouri River

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But officials don’t expect harm to wildlife or drinking water supplies.
(AP Photo/Mark Stehle)

Pennsylvania to pay $40K to anti-drilling group over terror listing

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The coalition’s lawsuit said the bulletins characterized the group as a possible threat to infrastructure without evidence.
In this photo taken Jan. 12,  crews dig up land at a saltwater spill site near Blacktail Creek outside Williston, N.D. A North Dakota health official called the 70,000 barrel spill the state's largest during the state's current oil boom. (AP Photo/Williston Herald, Zack Nelson)

Barriers set up, water tested at site of North Dakota spill

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The berms were built to prevent potentially contaminated water from flowing into a bigger body of water that eventually leads into the Missouri River.
Categories: Environment
(AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

Iowa ethanol lobby starts 2016 campaign to regain influence

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, backed by state corn-grower and renewable-fuels associations and the Washington-based biofuels lobby Growth Energy, on Thursday formed America’s Renewable Future, to make the Renewable Fuels Standard an issue in the 2016 race.
A rally against gas drilling is held in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale formation Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in Harrisburg, Pa.  (AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower)

Gas drilling watchdog group settles suit over terror listing

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The gas drilling coalition’s lawsuit said the bulletins characterized it as a potential threat to infrastructure without evidence.
Categories: General