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  • Oil drilling near Everglades prompts worries about fracking, water

    The Florida Everglades has become the latest region to react against oil drillers and fracking, a technique that has spurred worries about earthquakes and water contamination across the country. Concerns about an “enhanced extraction procedure&...
  • No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

    Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.  “At this time we expect downstream...
  • Arizona teen a 'serial rapist' who victimized 18 girls, sheriff says

    An 18-year-old high school student in Arizona has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting at least 10 and as many as 18 high school girls, and authorities continued to plead Friday for any additional victims to come forward. Tyler Kost was...
  • Deadly Texas fertilizer explosion was preventable, authorities say

    Deadly Texas fertilizer explosion was preventable, authorities say
    The deaths of 15 people, including 12 volunteer firefighters, in an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant a year ago were preventable, federal investigators said Tuesday. Preliminary findings from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the chemical...
  • BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery

    BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery
    Less than a year after BP started up a new unit to process Canadian tar sands at its Whiting refinery, the company reported today that a malfunction allowed a slug of crude oil into Lake Michigan a few miles away from the Chicago city limits. It remains...
  • Explosion at Wyoming natural gas plant leads to town's evacuation

    Explosion at Wyoming natural gas plant leads to town's evacuation
    An explosion and fire at a natural gas plant in southwestern Wyoming forced the evacuation of the nearby town of Opal, a plant spokeswoman said Wednesday.  No injuries were immediately reported among the plant's 42 employees or anyone in Opal, about...
  • Environmentalists wary about harm to birds from Texas oil spill

    Environmentalists wary about harm to birds from Texas oil spill
    Less than a week after an oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel, environmentalists say there has been limited damage to nearby bird sanctuaries, but it is to soon to know whether there will be long-term problems to wildlife.  More than 200 birds have...
  • BP more than doubles estimate of oil spill in Lake Michigan

    BP, the petroleum giant, has more than doubled its estimate of how much crude oil it spilled this week into Lake Michigan, a source of drinking water for some 7 million people in Chicago and its suburbs. On Monday, BP reported the spill into the lake...
  • North Carolina regulators cite Duke Energy over coal ash spill

    North Carolina regulators cite Duke Energy over coal ash spill
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Nearly a month after a massive coal ash spill at a Duke Energy plant contaminated the Dan River, state regulators in North Carolina announced late Friday that they have cited Duke for violations of environmental laws. The North...
  • Duke Energy receives 5 more citations weeks after coal ash spill

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — After weeks of downplaying a massive coal ash spill, North Carolina regulators issued violation notices Monday to five more Duke Energy power plants, in addition to two citations late last week at the site that polluted the...
  • Court slaps down BP's motion to torpedo its own gulf spill settlement

    Court slaps down BP's motion to torpedo its own gulf spill settlement
    No dice, BP.  That's what a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans told the giant oil company in a ruling issued late Monday. The judges rejected BP's motion to block payments to victims of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil...
  • Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system

    Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system
    WASHINGTON -- The railroad industry pressed lawmakers Thursday to extend a deadline for installing safety measures that were proposed after a 2008 collision involving a Los Angeles commuter train killed 25 people and injured more than 130 others. The...