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Proposed crude oil pipeline draws dozens of protesters

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Teresa Seamster of Santa Fe — along with scores of Sierra Club members, environmentally conscious kids, Navajo activists and Chaco Canyon archaeologists — doesn’t want a proposed 130-mile crude oil pipeline built in northwestern New Mexico. Chad Gilbert, representing about 300 Navajo welders and other members of the Pipefitters Union 798, favors construction of the pipeline. Seamster and Gilbert were among more ...

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Utilities, railroads guardedly optimistic about coal deliveries

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WASHINGTON — Representatives of the power and rail industries expressed guarded optimism Thursday about coal deliveries needed to generate electricity for Minnesota this winter. Speaking to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), officials from BNSF Railway, Minnesota Power and the Midcontinent Independent Systems Operator agreed that stockpiles of coal, which had been critically low at many electricity generating plants, have ...

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