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Diesel spill reported on Ohio River in Illinois

Diesel spill reported on Ohio River in Illinois

MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (AP) — The operator of an Illinois oil pipeline is reporting 1,150 barrels of diesel fuel has spilled, resulting in the pollution of at least one river. Marathon Pipe Line LLC says the equivalent of about 48,300 gallons of fuel has leaked from a pipeline near Mount Carmel in southern Illinois. In a statement, the company says ...

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Iowa regulators approve Bakken pipeline permit

Iowa regulators approve Bakken pipeline permit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The last state permit needed for a pipeline that will carry a half-million barrels of crude oil daily from North Dakota to Illinois was approved Thursday by Iowa utilities regulators, who also gave the Texas-based company authority to use eminent domain for land that property owners are unwilling to voluntarily provide. The Iowa Utilities Board ...

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U.S. Steel to lay off 2,000 in Illinois

GRANITE CITY — A total of 2,000 steelworkers in Illinois found out they’d lose their jobs the week of Thanksgiving. U.S. Steel announced it will temporarily idle its Granite City Works steel mill outside of St. Louis. The Pittsburgh-based steelmaker, which lost $173 million in the third quarter, has been warning it could close the Granite City plant since at ...

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Local witnesses enter testimony for Bakken Pipeline hearings

Nine witnesses, including several from Story County, filed formal testimony with the Iowa Utilities Board Monday on behalf of the Iowa chapter of the Sierra Club in preparation for a formal hearing on the Bakken Pipeline scheduled for November in Boone. According to a press release, the testimony is part on an ongoing effort by the Sierra Club to oppose ...

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Caterpillar to cut thousands of jobs

Now may be a good time for Caterpillar employees to look for other employment. According to a Ledger-Enquirer report, the Peoria, Illinois-based construction and mining equipment manufacturer announced budget cuts that result in a 5,000 jobs cut by the end of the year and as many as 10,000 jobs cut by 2018. The company’s 2015 revenue outlook took a $1 ...

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Groups in 4 states lobby against proposed Bakken pipeline

DES MOINES, Iowa — A group of organizations from Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota are speaking out as a unified coalition against the proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline project. The organizations include environmental groups Food and Water Watch and Shawnee Forest Sentinels and social action groups Dakota Rural Action and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement. They want each state’s ...

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Hearing scheduled in South Dakota for Dakota Access Pipeline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota regulators tasked with considering whether to approve construction of a proposed oil pipeline that would run through the state have scheduled a two-week evidentiary hearing for this fall. South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioner Chris Nelson says the commission will take input from parties involved with the Dakota Access Pipeline at the end of September ...

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Oil spill cleanup continues in southwestern Illinois

HIGHLAND, Ill. — The cleanup continues in southwestern Illinois after a weekend oil spill dumped more than 4,000 gallons of crude into a creek. Houston-based Plains All-American Pipeline says it has deployed 2,700 booms in response to a Friday pipeline break at a pump station about 40 miles east of St. Louis near Highland. The company said it contained “a ...

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Fires dwindling in Illinois oil train blaze after derailment

Firefighters on Sunday were still working to extinguish the last of a series of fires that erupted when a BNSF Railway train loaded with crude oil derailed two days ago in a rural area south of Galena, Illinois, a local official said. The incident marked the latest in a series of derailments in North America involving trains hauling crude oil, ...

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