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United Mine Workers expects 5,000 at Pennsylvania rally

Gas line explosions bring new safety proposal

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — The United Mine Workers of America say they expect 5,000 people to rally and march in southwestern Pennsylvania to safeguard pensions and health benefits. The union is concerned because environmental regulations on coal-burning plants have combined with abundant supplies of natural gas to drive down demand for coal at power plants. Earlier this week, Virginia-based Alpha ...

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Gas line explosions bring new safety proposal

Gas line explosions bring new safety proposal

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials moved Thursday to strengthen safety rules for the nation’s 300,000-mile network of natural gas transmission pipelines in response to numerous fiery accidents, including a 2010 California explosion that killed eight people and injured more than 50. The Department of Transportation proposal would expand inspection and repair rules to include lines in some rural areas ...

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White House considering oil train safety upgrades

The oil train that exploded in West Virginia met the industry’s voluntary 2011 safety standards, but a growing number of accidents has the Obama administration considering tougher rules for tank cars. A look at what’s rolling on U.S. rails: OLDER TANK CARS “Legacy” tank cars have a shell that is seven-sixteenths of an inch thick, and no shields to protect ...

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N. Carolina county weighing in on proposed fracking regs

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Ray Gronberg | The Herald-Sun DURHAM — County officials will tell the state its draft regulations for the fracking industry aren’t tough enough, especially when it comes to allowing local governments a place at the table. “The bottom line, we feel, is the proposed rules do not adequately protect human health and the environment, nor do they adequately allow local ...

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Committee taking 45 more days to review fracking rules

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Julie Wernau | Chicago Tribune The Illinois legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules will take an additional 45 days to review rules that would govern horizontal hydraulic fracturing in the state, saying they would like time to review the complicated regulations. The 12-member committee met Tuesday in Chicago to review the rules — one of 52 items on its agenda ...

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Poll finds Pennsylvania, New York at odds on fracking

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Residents of Pennsylvania and New York differ greatly in their views on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, a new public opinion poll has found. StateImpact reports that, according to poll results, 54 percent of Pennsylvanians support “the development of shale gas” while only 29 percent of New Yorkers felt the same. The survey was a ...

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Editorial: Don’t Skimp on Gas Oversight in Idaho

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Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho) Editorial Idaho should learn from the mistakes of others and avoid at all costs shortchanging the regulatory end of the state’s burgeoning natural gas play. Low-cost natural gas is all the rage amid consistently high cost of other fuels. It’s been the darling of those calling for freedom from Middle Eastern oil and spiking heating oil ...

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EPA’s secret maps are scary

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  Many of you have probably heard of the EPA’s push for a new rule titled “Waters of the U.S.” which would expand the agency’s powers of regulation over even very small bodies of water in America including creeks and ditches. Some lawmakers, including North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer, oppose this rule feeling that it’s far too broad in scope. ...

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