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California green organizations call for offshore fracking ban

California regulators should put an end to offshore hydraulic fracturing operations because they violate state laws, according to a group of environmental organizations who have urged the California Coastal Commission to act to prevent environmental damage.
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FDA starts voluntary program to phase out antibiotic use in livestock

The food safety regulator stated that it was launching a new voluntary project in which pharmaceutical companies could relabel their products to prevent them from being used in healthy animals.
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Water, wastewater treatment products market to reach $96 billion by 2019

The global water and wastewater treatment (WWT) technology market is predicted to grow by more than 10% annually between 2014 and 2019, according to a new report.
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American Chemistry Council calls for 'comprehensive approach' to safety for rail transport

The American Chemistry Council has called on the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to implement a more effective strategy to ensure rail safety and prevent incidents with trains transporting chemical substances by rail.
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Planned expansion of chemical plants to cause construction industry strain

A new analysis by research company IHS claims that plant expansion from design and engineering to welding will be slowed down by rising costs and a shortage of construction workers.
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US oil production hits highest level in 25 years

Because of the shale boom in recent years, the United States is more energy independent than ever and has been able to reduce energy imports dramatically.
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US equipment and software investment to increase in 2014

Industrial equipment investment reached growth of 5 percent in the third quarter of the year and the trend is set to continue in 2014.
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Global spending on medicines to grow by up to 6% per year through 2017

The key factors that will drive global drug markets are better access to medicines due to rising disposable income in developing countries and more favorable economic conditions in emerging markets.
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Fracking uses more water than thought, study claims

In one of the states where fracking has become a day-to-day business, authorities have found that, in order for the fuel to flow, "maintenance water" is also required.
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TransCanada launches operations at Keystone's southern leg

The pipeline section is expected to be operating at full capacity by the end of the year and will move about 3 million barrels of oil.
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