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US Supreme Court backs EPA carbon emission regulation for power plants

June 25, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the rule introduced by the Environmental Protection Agency that requires new and rebuilt power plants and factories to limit their carbon dioxide emissions using the "best available technology" under the federal Clean Air Act.
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Shell to sell midstream unit shares worth $750 million

June 25, 2014
Shell Midstream Partners, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, is planning to launch an IPO of up to $750 million in shares in an effort to deliver more value to its shareholders.
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US regulator to tighten scrutiny on potential drug delay deals

June 24, 2014
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has announced plans to increase probes into pharmaceutical deals that potentially harm competition by delaying the launch of generic drugs on the market.
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Pennsylvania sues oil companies over use of gasoline additive

June 24, 2014
The state of Pennsylvania has started lawsuits against dozens of oil companies and refiners, accusing them of contaminating groundwater with the gasoline additive Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE).
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AFGE warns lawmakers against USDA poultry inspection reform

June 24, 2014
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is asking lawmakers to support the industry in its attempts to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from implementing reforms that it claims might put the nation's food safety at risk.
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Missouri files lawsuit against Tyson Foods over water contamination

June 24, 2014
Missouri's Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit against Tyson Foods, accusing the company of illegally discharging untreated industrial wastewater into Clear Creek in the southwestern part of the state.
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Minnesota bans use of triclosan in consumer products

June 23, 2014
The governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, has signed a bill that effectively outlaws the use of triclosan in products such as soaps, shampoos and body washes.
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Chevron Phillips Chemical breaks ground on $6 billion petrochemical project

June 23, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP has announced the official start of the second stage of its $6 billion investment in its U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project.
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Oklahoma's seismic activity surpasses that of California in 2014

June 23, 2014
So far in 2014 Oklahoma has had more earthquakes than California, and many experts believe that the unusual seismic activity is linked to the sharp increase in oil and gas drilling operations.
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China's gas demand to almost double by 2019, IEA says

June 23, 2014
Demand for natural gas in China will grow to 315 billion cubic meters by 2019, according to the 2014 Medium-Term Gas Market Report by the International Energy Agency.
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