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Train carrying fuel oil derails, spills in Mississippi


Jan 31 (Reuters) – A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying fuel oil and other hazardous materials derailed and was leaking in southeast Mississippi on Friday morning, forcing the evacuation of nearby residents, officials said. No one was injured in the incident which involved the derailment of 18 rail-cars, some of which were carrying methanol, a Canadian National Railway spokesman said. It was unclear if other materials ...

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Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

Tests of natural gas locomotives chugging ahead but railroads have many questions about idea OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas — a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping. Rail ...

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Dutch to reduce gas production due to earthquakes


Netherlands to reduce gas production that causes minor earthquakes in country’s north AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch Cabinet has decided to reduce the amount of gas produced from fields that lie under the country’s northernmost province, as the mining has caused earthquakes and damaged houses in the region. Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the decision Friday without specifying exactly how ...

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Duke Study Finds an Effective Wastewater Removal Method


By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media Fracking wastewater is far and beyond one of the most talked about and criticized outputs from hydraulic fracturing. The chemicals found in its wastewater are what some American citizens believe to be the cause of the contamination of the ground water where fracking has been occurring. There are many new ways to dispose of, or ...

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Stroudsburg Borough Council prohibits fracking (just in case)

just in case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently said that local governments should have more of a say in where fracking for natural gas occurs in the state. Showing it was ahead of the curve, Stroudsburg Borough Council the day before voted unanimously to pass an ordinance of its own condemning fracking. And while the Delaware River Basin Commission considers whether to open ...

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Badia residents protest against nuclear reactor

no nuclear

AMMAN — Dozens of badia residents gathered on Thursday to protest against plans to construct nuclear reactors in the area, calling on the government to scrap the country’s atomic energy programme. In a “no to nuclear” rally on the outskirts of the town of Muwaqqar, some 20 kilometres south of Amman, dozens of environmentalists, activists and tribal leaders protested against ...

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World is watching Mora County battle against fracking

farming not fracking

MORA — It is a script destined for a Hollywood movie: A rural, low-income, mostly Hispanic New Mexico county passes a community rights ordinance, bans oil and gas drilling, and is sued by rich, greedy oil and gas barons. “We’re protecting our water,” say two Mora County commissioners who support the ordinance. “It’s unconstitutional,” cry the Independent Petroleum Producers of ...

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