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States seek ways to regulate steep air ambulance costs

States seek ways to regulate steep air ambulance costs

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The first time Jason Ebert needed an air ambulance, it saved his life. The second time, it nearly broke the bank. Both times, Montana doctors ordered Ebert flown 150 miles from Bozeman to Billings for treatment. But while insurance covered the first flight, the hospital called a for-profit service the second time, and Ebert got stuck ...

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Top Eagle Ford news stories: April 8-15

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A variety of headlines hit the site this week. Trade, tragedies, theft and more. Take a look at the top Eagle Ford news stories from the past week. 5.) Stricter offshore drilling rules issued, upsetting industry NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Obama administration issued new rules Thursday to make oil and natural gas offshore drilling equipment safer and to reduce ...

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Florida fracking bill dies in Senate committee

Florida fracking bill dies in Senate committee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Senate bill that would require the state’s Department of Environmental Protection to study and create regulations for fracking is essentially dead. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday refused to reconsider the bill after narrowly voting against it last week. The bill had been kept alive on a procedural move, but the sponsor didn’t ask ...

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Gas facility that had blowout will have to play by new rules

Gas facility that had blowout will have to play by new rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The gas storage facility that spewed methane uncontrollably for almost four months, driving thousands of families from their homes, won’t resume operations until it has undergone tougher tests than ever required before, a process that will take months and perhaps even longer. The massive leak drew attention to the Southern California Gas Co. facility and the ...

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Senators wade into debate over Nebraska oil, gas regulations

Senators wade into debate over Nebraska oil, gas regulations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to impose new regulations on Nebraska’s oil and gas industry drew support Wednesday from environmental advocates but opposition from company officials, who say the proposals are unnecessary and redundant. The bills were introduced in response to a public outcry that began when a Colorado energy company sought state approval to discard oil and natural gas ...

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Obama vows to press ahead after Clean Power Plan setback

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2010, file photo, shows Xcel Energy’s Sherco Power Plant is shown in Becker, Minn. A divided Supreme Court agreed Feb. 9, 2016, to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations "an unprecedented power grab." (Jason Wachter/St. Cloud Times via AP, File)

WASHINGTON — The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on hold until after legal challenges are resolved. Tuesday’s surprising move by the court is a blow to Obama and a victory for the coalition of 27 ...

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Upper Burrell Marcellus shale debate continues

The ongoing debate over Marcellus shale natural gas well restrictions continued Tuesday in Upper Burrell. A standing room only crowd of residents, gas industry professionals and local environmental activists weighed in as township supervisors considered whether to increase the distance required between homes and wells. Turkey Ridge Road residents David Jordan, Dan Myers and Diana Kadunce spoke of concerns about ...

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New ozone regulations could cripple Pennsylvania economy, trade group says

New ozone regulations proposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency potentially could destroy a manufacturing resurgence in Pennsylvania and wipe out thousands of jobs gained by the recent Marcellus shale natural gas boom. That was the message put forth by industry leaders Wednesday who railed against the proposals, which would force companies across the nation to reduce their use of ...

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Editorial: Cost of fracking

We were encouraged to see two separate but related actions take place last week — one federal, one state. In both cases the steps were small, but appear at least to be reinserting public safety into the hydraulic fracturing equation. On Thursday, the Kansas Corporation Commission ordered a reduction in the amount of waste saltwater that is being injected into ...

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