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Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, North Dakota and Louisiana gained six each, Ohio and Oklahoma were up two apiece and Colorado one. Texas lost 10 rigs, Alaska was off four, California and New Mexico were down two each and Kansas and Pennsylvania each dropped one. Arkansas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.
MSHA cited as examples Thursday coal mines in Virginia and West Virginia. Twenty-five citations were issued at the Dickenson-Russell Coal Co. LLC's Cherokee Mine in Dickenson County, Virginia. The West Virginia inspection occurred at Rhino Eastern LLC's Eagle Mine 3 in Wyoming County.
WASHINGTON— Laurie Dishman told senators through tears Wednesday that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees, using her experience to shed light on the dangers that passengers might face on cruises.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.— West Virginia gas prices are down about a nickel a gallon. In West Virginia, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas now goes for $3.67. Pump prices range from a low of $3.47 in Huntington to a high of $3.76 in Bridgeport.
July 22- Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss, helped by stronger price realizations in the United States and higher sales volumes in Australia.
NORTH ELBA, N.Y.— A small plane crashed Saturday while attempting to land at an airport near Lake Placid, killing all three people on board. Lake Placid Municipal Airport manager Steve Short said preliminary information showed the plane crashed after its first attempt at landing was thwarted by a plane approaching from the opposite direction.
WASHINGTON— Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas drilling boom, has created nearly 98,000 jobs over the past five years, a 27 percent increase-- by far the best in the country.
PITTSBURGH— The head of Pennsylvania's Department of Health said Wednesday that its experts are responding to health complaints related to natural gas drilling, but there is no quick and easy way to answer questions about the issue.
A New Cumberland metal recycling plant lacked a safety system to collect combustible dust during a 2010 explosion that killed three people and injured another, according to federal investigators. In Charleston on Wednesday, the Chemical Safety Board released findings about the December 2010 explosion at AL Solutions.
Holes in a tank's floor and roof likely helped cause a January chemical spill that contaminated West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply for days, federal investigators said. In a report released Wednesday, the Chemical Safety Board also found that the leaky Freedom Industries tank wasn't the only shoddy one.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Unemployment in West Virginia fell slightly in June. WorkForce West Virginia says June's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from May. The number of unemployed West Virginians fell by 1,000 to 49,900..
WASHINGTON, July 3- The U.S. Export-Import Bank is considering financing a massive coal-fired power plant in India despite the fact the Obama administration has called on domestic and global public lenders to stop funding coal-plants in his climate change strategy.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has backed the proposed increase to $8.50 from the current $7.25 an hour, but the bill has met heavy resistance in the state senate, where Republicans have a power sharing agreement with a breakaway group of Democrats.
WASHINGTON, June 18- U.S. senators heavily criticized the marketing practices of e-cigarette companies on Wednesday, saying their use of glamorous models, celebrities and cartoon characters attracts children and risks creating a new generation of nicotine addicts at a time when traditional smoking rates are declining.
WASHINGTON, June 18- The U.S. Senate Energy Committee voted on Wednesday to advance the nominations of Norman Bay to be a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Cheryl LaFleur for a second term as commissioner at the utility agency.
"We all feel strongly that something should be done and we should get on with this," said William Ruckelshaus, the first EPA chief, who served under EPA founder, President Richard Nixon, and again under Ronald Reagan.
WASHINGTON, June 16- For 15 years, Massachusetts has been the most economically evolved U.S. state, according to an index released on Monday by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. California, Washington, Maryland, Colorado, Virginia, Connecticut, Utah and New Jersey rounded out the top 10 states.
*To buy assets in Ohio, West Virginia for $1.75 bln. June 9- Aubrey McClendon's American Energy Partners LLP said it would acquire oil and gas assets in Texas, Ohio and West Virginia for $4.25 billion.
WASHINGTON, June 5- For the first time in six years, the share of people who either have a job or are looking for one is on the rise in a majority of U.S. states, a sign one of the deepest scars of the economic crisis could be healing.
The EPA rules would put the United States on a course to reduce overall U.S. power plant emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, but each state will have its own target. States, which can comply with individually set goals using a range of actions, must submit their plans to the EPA by June 2016.