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Enbridge plans huge pipeline expansion drive

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Enbridge, Inc., Canada's largest crude oil transporter, is set to complete a project that would see a network of pipes spanning 5,000 miles
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New York City to implement polystyrene foam ban

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Following months of debate, New York City lawmakers have moved to introduce a bill banning the sale of polystyrene foam foodservice products.
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EIA report revises global shale oil and gas reserves upwards

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Global reserves of shale-based resources push up the world's total potential oil reserves by 11 percent and natural gas reserves by 47 percent.
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EPA, USDA launch joint program for food waste reduction

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have joined forces to help Americans reduce food waste by lowering consumption and improving recycling rates for food products.
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Chemical accidents pose greater risk to public than terrorist attacks, research suggests

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Hundreds of facilities across the United States are storing potentially hazardous chemicals that could cause a deadly blast, similar to the one at the West Fertilizer Co. plant in Texas in April.
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Colorado governor calls for collaboration to conserve water

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Speaking before a crowd of more than 2,000 at ACE13, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper urged water professionals to foster collaboration among agricultural, recreational and urban water interests.
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Nestlé, Mars charged with price-fixing in Canada

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Canadian authorities have charged two of the biggest chocolate producers, Nestlé and Mars, with conspiring over price-fixing with other companies, including Hershey, the Competition Bureau announced last week.
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Report calls for implementation of producer responsibility to boost recycling rates

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Introducing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes for packaging in the United States could lead to a boost in recycling rates, according to a new report from As You Sow, a U.S.-based not-for-profit organization that aims to promote environmental responsibilities.
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French parliamentary commission calls for change in fracking ban

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Hydraulic fracturing has once again become an issue of heated debate in France, as political parties, industries and the public have all shared different opinions about using the technique to drill for shale gas and oil.
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Omega-3 producer to pay multi-million fine over Clean Water Act breaches

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Omega Protein, Inc., a subsidiary of Texas-based nutritional ingredients producer Omega Protein Corporation, is to pay a total of $7.5 million to settle violations of the Clean Water Act.
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