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Township sets public forum for residents on gas explosion

gas explosion

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Elected supervisors of a western Pennsylvania township have scheduled a meeting where residents can get more information about a massive natural gas pipeline explosion last month. Officials from Salem Township, Westmoreland County’s emergency management team and Spectra Energy, the Houston company that owns the pipeline and several others that run through the township, will be present ...

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Top Eagle Ford news stories: April 15-22

Top Eagle Ford news stories: April 15-22

A deadly explosion devastated a Mexican community and low gasoline prices continue to cause problems in the Gulf states. Scroll down to recap this week’s top Eagle Ford news headlines. 5. ‘Hard choices’ in Texas as oil bust, costly lawsuits collide HOUMA, La. (AP) — It might sound strange, but the penny-pinching folks in Louisiana’s Oil Patch can’t wait for ...

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24 dead in Mexico petrochemical plant blast, 8 still missing

24 dead in Mexico petrochemical plant blast, 8 still missing

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico (AP) — The death toll from an explosion that ripped through a petrochemical plant on Mexico’s southern Gulf coast is now 24, state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos reported. Pemex raised the toll late Thursday from the 13 fatalities previously known and said eight workers remained missing. It also said 19 people remained hospitalized, with 13 of them in ...

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Prosecutors seek max prison deal for ex-coal CEO

coal mining, climate change

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Prosecutors want a year in prison and a $250,000 fine for convicted ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who ran a West Virginia coal mine that was the site of a deadly explosion. In a sentencing memorandum in federal court Monday, prosecutors said a shorter sentence could only be interpreted as declaring that mine safety laws aren’t ...

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Seattle explosion levels buildings, injures firefighters

Seattle explosion levels buildings, injures firefighters

SEATTLE (AP) — A natural gas explosion rocked a Seattle neighborhood early Wednesday, sending nine firefighters to the hospital and reducing businesses to rubble. Crews were responding to reports of a natural gas leak when the explosion happened along the main thoroughfare of the city’s Greenwood neighborhood, just north of downtown, Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Corey Orvold said. As the ...

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