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Diesel spill reported on Ohio River in Illinois

Diesel spill reported on Ohio River in Illinois

MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (AP) — The operator of an Illinois oil pipeline is reporting 1,150 barrels of diesel fuel has spilled, resulting in the pollution of at least one river. Marathon Pipe Line LLC says the equivalent of about 48,300 gallons of fuel has leaked from a pipeline near Mount Carmel in southern Illinois. In a statement, the company says ...

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U.S. Steel to lay off 2,000 in downstate Illinois

GRANITE CITY — A total of 2,000 steelworkers in Illinois found out they’d lose their jobs the week of Thanksgiving. U.S. Steel announced Monday it will temporarily idle its Granite City Works steel mill outside of St. Louis. The Pittsburgh-based steelmaker, which lost $173 million in the third quarter, has been warning it could close the Granite City plant since ...

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Hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline begins in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota opponents of a proposed $3.8 billion pipeline to move North Dakota oil east say they worry it could contaminate water supplies and productive farmland and harm habitat for wildlife, including endangered species. South Dakota’s Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday began a two-week hearing on whether to permit the Dakota Access Pipeline. It would move North ...

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Caterpillar to cut thousands of jobs

Now may be a good time for Caterpillar employees to look for other employment. According to a Ledger-Enquirer report, the Peoria, Illinois-based construction and mining equipment manufacturer announced budget cuts that result in a 5,000 jobs cut by the end of the year and as many as 10,000 jobs cut by 2018. The company’s 2015 revenue outlook took a $1 ...

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US Steel eliminating jobs at Pittsburgh headquarters

PITTSBURGH — U.S. Steel is eliminating jobs at its downtown Pittsburgh headquarters. The company Thursday didn’t specify the number of cuts. It says they won’t affect unionized workers. Cassella says U.S. Steel is continuing to adjust its work force to operational and business needs. The company issued layoff warnings to production workers earlier this year and has idled steel-making operations ...

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Groups in 4 states lobby against proposed Bakken pipeline

DES MOINES, Iowa — A group of organizations from Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota are speaking out as a unified coalition against the proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline project. The organizations include environmental groups Food and Water Watch and Shawnee Forest Sentinels and social action groups Dakota Rural Action and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement. They want each state’s ...

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Hearing scheduled in South Dakota for Dakota Access Pipeline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota regulators tasked with considering whether to approve construction of a proposed oil pipeline that would run through the state have scheduled a two-week evidentiary hearing for this fall. South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioner Chris Nelson says the commission will take input from parties involved with the Dakota Access Pipeline at the end of September ...

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Oil spill cleanup continues in southwestern Illinois

HIGHLAND, Ill. — The cleanup continues in southwestern Illinois after a weekend oil spill dumped more than 4,000 gallons of crude into a creek. Houston-based Plains All-American Pipeline says it has deployed 2,700 booms in response to a Friday pipeline break at a pump station about 40 miles east of St. Louis near Highland. The company said it contained “a ...

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