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  • LONDON, Feb 17- Five hundred and ninety one days have passed since a train carrying crude oil derailed and incinerated the town of Lac Megantic in Quebec. DOT started working on new rules in April 2012-- more than a year before the devastating fire at Lac Megantic in July 2013, which claimed the lives of 47 people-- so the process has so far taken 1,041 days.

  • MOUNT CARBON, W.Va.— Oil from North Dakota's shale fields was still burning in West Virginia a day after a train carrying more than 3 million gallons of crude derailed in a snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky. Hundreds of families were evacuated and nearby water treatment plants were temporarily shut down after 19 tanker cars left the tracks and caught...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. In response to Reuters' queries, spokespeople for the...

  • BECKLEY, W.Va., Feb 16- A CSX Corp train hauling North Dakota crude derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting a number of cars ablaze, destroying a house and forcing the evacuation of two towns in the second significant oil-train incident in three days. One or two of the cars plunged into the Kanawha River, and "a couple are burning," said Robert Jelacic, night shift...

  • CSX CORP SAYS 1 INJURY IN DERAILMENT OF TRAIN CARRYING CRUDE OIL NEAR MOUNT CARBON, WEST VIRGINIA.

  • Oil train derails in W. Va., sparks blast, fires Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    A train carrying crude oil derailed in southern West Virginia on Monday sparking a house fire and threatening the water supply.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 16- A CSX Corp train hauling crude derailed in West Virginia, setting 14 cars ablaze and forcing the evacuation of two nearby towns in the second significant oil-train incident in three days, local media reported on Monday. At least one of the tank cars careened into the Kanawha River another plowed into a house before bursting into flames,...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 16- A CSX train hauling crude oil has derailed in West Virginia, with at least 14 cars bursting into flames and two nearby towns evacuated, local media reported on Monday. At least one of the tank cars has entered the Kanawha River, and one car ran into a house before bursting into flames, wvgazette.com cited Lawrence Messina, communications director for...

  • Alpha Natural and rivals such as Peabody Energy Corp and Arch Coal Inc are reining in expenses to make up for coal prices that have remained low for at least two years. Peabody Energy slashed its quarterly dividend last month and Arch Coal suspended its dividend this month. Adjusted cost of sales for Alpha Natural's eastern mines, spanning the Appalachian...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday proposed a new 5 percent severance tax on the state's booming natural gas extraction industry, a turnabout from his Republican predecessor who opposed such a tax. Like other public schools in Pennsylvania, Caln gets about 30 percent of its funding from the state. Wolf noted that Pennsylvania ranks...

  • In all three states, Alaska, West Virginia and Michigan, problematic funding gaps widened, the report said. In 2006, Alaska switched newly hired state workers from its two biggest traditional defined benefit plans to a defined contribution plan. In 2014, Alaska made a $3 billion cash infusion into the defined benefit plans to shore them up.

  • PORTLAND, Maine, Feb 4- Eastern Canada has joined a race to export North America's vast natural gas riches to energy-hungry markets overseas, with four projects betting the far-flung Atlantic provinces will be the easiest route to Europe and India. Together, the four projects proposed for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia would take an estimated 1.5 trillion cubic...

  • Feb 3- U.S. miner Arch Coal Inc reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss as it cut costs, sending its shares up nearly 9 percent in early trading. Arch Coal said cash costs fell to $16.46 per ton in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $18.10 per ton a year earlier. Arch Coal forecast full-year coal sales of 130.3 million-143 million tons in 2015, compared...

  • Jan 29- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an executive order reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and natural gas development in state parks and forests. Officials in Pennsylvania were not immediately available to say how much gas and oil energy companies produce from state forest and park land. Drilling for gas in the Marcellus...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected to the change. On a unanimous vote, the nine-member court handed a win to M&G Polymers USA, a subsidiary of Italy-...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected to the change. On a unanimous vote, the nine-member court handed a win to M&G Polymers USA, a subsidiary of Italy-...

  • Jan 26- Iron ore and coal miner Cliffs Natural Resources Inc said it reduced net debt by $400 million and scrapped its quarterly dividend to cut more debt. Cliffs wrote down the value of its coal and iron ore assets by about $6 billion in October due to weak prices, and warned a month later that it might have to close its Bloom Lake iron ore mine in Quebec.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 14- Johnson& Johnson said in a court filing on Wednesday that women are being illegally solicited by unknown callers trying to persuade them to sue over transvaginal mesh devices, which are the subject of more than 35,000 lawsuits against its Ethicon Inc subsidiary. In the filing, Johnson& Johnson said it had received numerous reports from women...

  • HOUSTON, Jan 13- A DuPont and Co pesticide plant where four people died in a gas leak in November had been cited for emissions violations by a state agency on several occasions before the accident, the Houston Chronicle reported on Tuesday. The newspaper said that despite reports made to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in 2009 and 2010 regarding...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- The U.S. Senate advanced a bill on Monday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline as Republicans, who have made the project their first priority of the year, try to line up enough votes to overcome a potential veto by President Barack Obama. Backers of TransCanada Corp's project also have 63 supporters, including all 54 Republicans, to take...