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Longview port ends talks with oil refinery developer

Longview port ends talks with oil refinery developer

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Port of Longview commissioners have cut off talks with the Texas-based developer of an $800 million oil refinery and a propane terminal in southwest Washington. The Daily News of Longview says commissioners voted Tuesday 3-0 to end talks with Waterside Energy. The company proposed two projects on land adjacent to the port but needs to use ...

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Cruz says he was standing up to Washington before Trump

KINGSTON, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz framed himself Wednesday night as the political heir to Donald Trump should the billionaire businessman fail in his effort to win the party’s nomination, saying Trump’s supporters should come to his campaign. Trump “has helped frame the central issue of this primary as ‘who will stand up to Washington,'” the Texas senator ...

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U.S. doles out $15 million to bolster coal state economic transition

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Thursday awarded nearly $15 million in grants to projects across 12 coal-reliant states and tribal territories to help them diversify their local economies as the domestic coal industry wanes. The competitive grants are part of the administration’s multi-agency Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative to invest in communities affected by ...

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Coal industry’s future gloomy

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Rob Napier, a displaced coal miner, has an accent that is the audio equivalent to chummy handshake. His speech and phrases are folksy and polite, until he starts talking about what Washington and Charleston are doing to the coal industry. That is when politeness leaves the self-described “good Christian” and his ire comes out. “We’ve been screwed,” he said. After ...

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Interior Dept.: High-risk oil, gas wells checks lack funding

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management lacks sufficient resources to inspect high-risk oil and gas wells on federal land as a drilling boom continues in Wyoming, Colorado and other states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday. The Obama administration has proposed a fee on oil and gas drillers that would allow the land management agency to hire more ...

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