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Natural gas wells contribute significantly to methane emissions, study finds

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A new study suggests that methane emissions from natural gas wells are higher than expected, raising concerns that drilling and production of the fuel might be contributing to climate change.
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High rates of occupational injuries found at South Carolina poultry plant

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A new report has found serious rates of carpal tunnel syndrome among employees at a South Carolina poultry processing plant.
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ExxonMobil Chemical opens synthetic base stocks production plant in Texas

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ExxonMobil Chemical has opened a new manufacturing facility that will allow the company to produce up to 50,000 tons of SpectraSyn Elite metallocene polyalphaolefin (mPAO) synthetic lubricant base stocks annually.
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Report reveals projected impact of crude oil exports on US economy

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The report found that if crude oil exports were allowed the cost of gasoline and diesel fuel would drop, enabling Americans to save an average of $5.8 billion per year.
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Fines for pipeline safety violations hit record high in 2013

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The total value of civil penalties imposed on U.S. pipeline operators for alleged safety violations broke all records in 2013, reaching the unprecedented sum of $9.78 million.
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US, EU generic drug makers call for regulatory cooperation

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Generic pharmaceuticals manufacturers from Europe and the United States have urged regulators on both sides of the Atlantic to adopt a strategy of "regulatory convergence."
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Veolia outlines strategic move towards mining industry

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French water and environmental services giant Veolia Environnement SA is looking to increase its share of sales to the mining industry.
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Petronas to build $27 billion refinery complex

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Malaysia's state-owned oil and gas company Petronas has announced plans to invest $27 billion in the construction of a new refining and petrochemical complex in the southern state of Johor.
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Report raises concerns over use of GRAS food additives

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The Natural Resources Defense Council claims that labeling food additives as "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) creates a loophole in regulation.
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USGS blames oil drilling for water contamination in Montana

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USGS researchers said that disposal of brine water from oil operations for decades has affected the quality of both private drinking water wells and public water supply wells.
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