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Gas prices spiking in Ohio as summer road trip season begins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio motorists have probably noticed already that that the cheap gas prices from earlier this year are now but a distant and pleasant memory. The auto club AAA says pump prices are on the rise in Ohio, thanks to a confluence of factors that include refinery issues, pipeline delivery disruptions and higher crude oil prices. As ...

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Feds send $4.3 million to West Virginia for displaced miners

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal labor officials say another $4.3 million is heading into West Virginia to help out-of-work coal miners. A U.S. Department of Labor news release Tuesday says the National Dislocated Worker Grant money will go to WorkForce West Virginia. The release says West Virginia has previously received $10.7 million combined since 2012 through the grant program. It ...

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After a year, WVU fracking project a ‘success’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Those involved in a West Virginia University fracking project are praising its success after the first year. The Exponent Telegram reports WVU began the Marcellus Shale Energy Environmental Laboratory project last June. The study is meant to give a look at the hydraulic fracking process over five years. Those involved in the project say it has ...

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Top Marcellus Shale news stories – May 28 – June 3

Catch up on this week’s top headlines with our Marcellus Shale news weekly recap. Below are the five stories that received the most page views over the past week. Enjoy! 5. Coal miners PAC backs Portman over Strickland for US Senate COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coal miners’ union influential in Appalachian Ohio is backing Republican Rob Portman over rival Ted ...

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Labor, green groups team up to push for clean energy in NY

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of labor union members and environmental groups is coming to Albany to push state leaders to adopt a more aggressive response to climate change. The group said Wednesday’s rally is in support of stronger, enforceable energy standards to reduce carbon emissions and promote clean energy sources. Hector Figueroa, president of 32BJ Service Employees International ...

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Western Maryland town of Friendsville proposes fracking ban

FRIENDSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The western Maryland town of Friendsville is proposing a ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas within its jurisdiction. The Town Council voted 4-2 Thursday to have its attorney review the proposed ordinance. Council member Jess Whittemore says in a statement he expects final passage this summer. The town is in Garrett County, which overlies part ...

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Solar-powered plane’s latest leg: Ohio to Pennsylvania

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A solar-powered airplane has taken off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright on the latest leg of its journey around the world. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Dayton International Airport just after 4 a.m. Wednesday with a destination of Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The flight ...

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Top Marcellus Shale news stories – May 14-27

Catch up on the past two weeks of Marcellus shale news with our recap. Scroll through the list below to see what our readers found the most engaging in recent weeks. Enjoy! 7. Western Maryland town of Friendsville proposes fracking ban FRIENDSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The western Maryland town of Friendsville is proposing a ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas ...

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More gas stations can sell beer, despite looming court case

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is granting nine more licenses to businesses that sell gasoline. It’s the latest step in loosening the hold on beer sales by bars and beer distributors. The Liquor Control Board’s vote Wednesday is the first since February. That’s when the state Supreme Court said it would take up a case challenging ...

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Wolf’s environmental protection secretary resigns

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s environmental protection secretary resigned Friday after Wolf’s office began looking into an email the official sent to environmental advocacy groups from a private email address. Wolf confirmed John Quigley’s resignation in a brief interview with The Associated Press, but he did not explain the reasons behind it. The governor said Quigley did ...

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