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Despite oil bust, Texas prepares more students for oil jobs

Biology teacher Amanda Alexander directs her students during class at Houston Energy Institute High School Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Houston. In Texas, education officials are gearing up to prepare more young people for the oil patch, showing the state’s unshakeable commitment to the energy sector despite the employment uncertainties. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON — The oil industry is mired in its latest bust, with thousands of jobs evaporating like flares flaming out over natural gas wells. But in Texas, education officials are preparing more young people for the oil patch, showing the state’s unshakeable commitment to the energy sector despite the employment uncertainties. The Houston school district is planning to expand its ...

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These real ‘ice road truckers’ drive across sea ice and tundra on the North Slope

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When the highway ends for Alaska’s ice road truckers, the adventure is just beginning for the hearty souls who haul vehicles and freight across the North Slope on a network of frozen trails blazed across the desolate Arctic Ocean and tundra. The travelers include Barrow resident Arnie Arey, who a couple of years ago parlayed a hefty dividend from his ...

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Black lung debated during federal oversight hearing

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House Democrats called for strengthening health and safety protection for miners to prevent black lung disease during a recent oversight hearing. They want the addition of tools needed to enforce safety standards and making it faster for miners to file a claim. During the hearing, two witnesses testified in support of legislative reforms to parts of the Robert C. Byrd ...

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More than 1,400 intervenors want to be part of PennEast Pipeline process

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By Thursday evening’s deadline, more than 1,400 individuals, governmental bodies and other entities filed as intervenors to PennEast Pipeline’s proposed 114-mile natural gas pipeline. The status is important for those who oppose the project because it makes them a party to the proceedings and allows them to appeal any decisions made by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the independent agency ...

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Unemployment rate drops in NEPA

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The unemployment rate in Northeastern Pennsylvania went down in September for all the right reasons, an expert says. The Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton Metropolitan Statistical Area’s (MSA) seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.1 percent in September. The MSA’s rate was the 15th lowest among Pennsylvania’s 18 MSAs. MSA rates ranged from 3.7 percent in the State College ...

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