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Maple sugar producers offered rebates for energy efficiency

Maple sugar producers offered rebates for energy efficiency

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s energy efficiency utility is offering rebates to maple sugar makers to help them make their operations more energy efficient. Efficiency Vermont says most Vermont sugar makers use oil or wood-fired evaporators to boil their sap. But it says reverse osmosis systems can remove more than 75 percent of the water from sap before boiling, reducing ...

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Protesters charged in Sunoco pipeline construction case

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — Three people are facing charges after allegedly getting in the way of tree-felling crews building Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East 2 natural gas pipeline across southern Pennsylvania. A preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday in Huntingdon County court was rescheduled for May 11. Ellen Gerhart and two others were arrested after crews began felling trees on Gerhart’s property ...

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Despite drilling slowdown, pipeline safety remains a priority

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pipeline safety attorney, Dan Garcia, has announced today that he has started a new consulting company, Pipeline Compliance Group, LLC (www.pipelinecgllc.com) to provide pipeline safety consulting to local governments and pipeline safety and regulatory consulting for pipeline operators. For Garcia, a primary focus will be pipeline public awareness programs as required by federal regulation, or, as it ...

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Ex-coal CEO sentencing slated for Wednesday in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former coal executive Don Blankenship is scheduled to be sentenced for a conviction connected to the deadliest U.S. mine explosion in four decades. The ex-Massey Energy CEO is due in court Wednesday for sentencing. Blankenship was convicted Dec. 3 of a misdemeanor conspiracy to willfully violate mine safety standards at Upper Big Branch Mine. The southern ...

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Constitution Pipeline opponents plan rally; want NY to deny permit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Members of environmental groups plan to rally at the state Capitol as they continue efforts to stop construction of a 124-mile natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to eastern New York. Opponents of the Constitution Pipeline want the Cuomo administration to deny a water quality permit for the project. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of the project ...

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Pipeline opponents plan rally; want NY to deny permit

Pipeline opponents plan rally; want NY to deny permit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Members of environmental groups plan to rally at the state Capitol as they continue efforts to stop construction of a 124-mile natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to eastern New York. Opponents of the Constitution Pipeline want the Cuomo administration to deny a water quality permit for the project. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of the project ...

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