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Labor regulators aim to finish difficult dust rule

Dust in the workplace — affecting the construction, mining and oil and gas industries — has proven a tough issue to regulate, with a battle over updating federal standards dragging on more than 40 years and vexing eight presidential administrations. But a final rule could come as soon as February, one that would cut the allowable exposure of crystalline silica, ...

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Rancher, energy industry seek to avoid dust-up as truck traffic rises on Weld County roads

By Whitney Phillips | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. Grover-area rancher Jim Sturrock is no stranger to the unfortunate hands Mother Nature often deals to those in the cattle business, whether it’s boiling hot summers, bitterly cold winters or hungry predators eating his animals. But in the past few years, it’s been a man-made burden — fugitive dust kicked up by ...

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Water down the issue: County, transportation officials meet to discuss dust problem

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By Katherine Lymn on Feb 25, 2014 at 11:41 p.m. KILLDEER — As representatives from oil-impacted western North Dakota counties discussed road issues at a round-table meeting Tuesday, one issue hovered in the air: dust. Using oilfield-produced water to prevent dust on country roads is one solution getting tried out in various counties, county and North Dakota Department of Transportation officials said at ...

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