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Man convicted of assault in pipeline protest

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — A protester at Vermont Gas in South Burlington has been convicted of a charge of simple assault, injuring a company employee with a chain during a demonstration. The Burlington Free Press reports 38-year-old Willy Levitt of Hardwick is facing up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine following his conviction Monday in superior court ...

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City, county consider hydrofracking regs


PLATTSBURGH — Although the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing is not taking place in the City of Plattsburgh, Councilor Michael Kelly wants to make sure it never does. “There is shale here, so it could happen,” Kelly (D-Ward 2) told the Press-Republican recently. Kelly said he will offer a resolution before the City Common Council that would prohibit any hydrofracking ...

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Huge increase in crude oil by rail to Bay Area concerns local leaders

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RICHMOND — Bakken crude oil from North Dakota is part of the mix of increased crude-by-rail shipments into Contra Costa County, raising concerns from local leaders about whether current regulations are sufficient to minimize risks of transporting the volatile fossil fuel. “There’s a lot more to be learned, but Bakken (crude) is coming in now,” said Contra Costa County Hazardous ...

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Duke Energy hopes to have 98 percent of outages fixed by midnight

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RALEIGH — Duke Energy hopes to have 98 percent of customers blacked out by last week’s ice storm back online by midnight Tuesday, the company said. Monday night, the utility said about 34,000 customers did not have power. Its outage map Tuesday morning showed about 17,000 were still offline in the five hardest-hit counties: Orange, Alamance, Guilford, Davidson and Randolph. ...

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IP pipeline project advances


TICONDEROGA — International Paper’s Ticonderoga mill is one step closer to getting a natural-gas pipeline from Vermont to power its operations. Vermont state regulators recently approved the first phase of a proposed 43-mile-long natural-gas pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury, Vt. Phase II would extend it another 11 miles, in part under Lake Champlain, to the Ticonderoga paper mill. IP would ...

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