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Environmental groups to protest Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s energy policies

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Several environmental groups are calling on Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to do a better job protecting the environment and promote renewable energy sources. The groups released an open letter Wednesday and announced a protest at the Executive Mansion on July 23. McAuliffe, a Democrat, ran in 2013 with strong support from the environmental community. But several ...

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Fatal helicopter crash in Norway caused by technical failure

Fatal helicopter crash in Norway caused by technical failure

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian investigators say last week’s helicopter accident in western Norway that killed 13 people was caused by technical failure and not human error. The Accident Investigation Board said Tuesday that their probe and visual evidence, including video of the helicopter’s rotor propelling into the sea moments before it crashed, indicated sudden mechanical failure. It did not elaborate, ...

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North Carolina community opposes offshore drilling and seismic testing

Offshore oil rig drilling in Santa Catalina Channel with Catalina Island just visible above the fog bank in the distance off the California coast. (Image: arbyreed via Flickr)

KURE BEACH, N.C. — Another coastal community is on record opposing offshore drilling for oil. Kure Beach town council voted Tuesday to oppose both offshore drilling for oil, as well as seismic testing to find oil and gas. The vote came two years after then-Mayor Dean Lambeth signed a letter supporting offshore testing for oil. A group opposing offshore drilling, ...

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Offshore drilling on town agenda

SWANSBORO — The Town of Swansboro will be the next Eastern North Carolina community to consider taking a stand against drilling off of the state’s coast. A draft resolution of offshore drilling opposition is on the agenda of tonight’s regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the community room at the Swansboro Town ...

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SAS scraps Norway-Texas ‘oil route’ flights as business dips

STAVANGER, Norway — Scandinavian Airlines says it will stop flying between the Norwegian city of Stavanger and Houston, Texas, because of “a severe decrease” in demand following a downturn in the oil industry. SAS Group spokesman Eivind Roald says there were “no sound commercial grounds for continuing this niche route.” Roald said Tuesday the group “had to accept that the ...

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