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  • WASHINGTON, March 19- President Barack Obama will sign an executive order on Thursday that will cut the U.S. government's greenhouse gas emissions, the White House said in a statement. The White House sees it as critical to his legacy. A dozen states, including Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana and Wyoming, sued the EPA last August soon after the plan was unveiled on...

  • PHILADELPHIA, March 16- A U.S. senator from Pennsylvania on Monday called for measures to provide resources and training to first responders who handle crude oil train derailments. Under the legislative proposal, a task force on derailments would be created under the Federal Emergency Management Agency to make recommendations to the U.S. Congress for...

  • March 11- U.S. prosecutors unveiled a new indictment against former Massey Energy Co Chief Executive Donald Blankenship, accusing him of conspiring to falsify dust samples, in a case arising from a 2010 West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 miners. William Taylor, a lawyer for Blankenship, declined on Wednesday to comment on the new indictment, which...

  • Last week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of coal state Kentucky urged governors and state officials to "think twice" before submitting state plans to the EPA, joining a wider "just say no" campaign led by some lawmakers and industry groups advocating for states to ignore the power plant proposal. "The EPA is going to regulate.

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  • March 8- Firefighters on Sunday were still working to extinguish the last of a series of fires that erupted when a BNSF Railway train loaded with crude oil derailed two days ago in a rural area south of Galena, Illinois, a local official said. Nobody was injured in the fiery Thursday wreck, in which 21 cars of a 105- car BNSF train that originated in North Dakota...

  • March 7- Firefighters were still working on Saturday to extinguish several blazes that erupted when a BNSF Railway train loaded with crude oil derailed two days ago in a rural area of northwestern Illinois, a local official said. Nobody was injured in Thursday's fiery wreck, in which 21 cars of a 105- car train that originated in North Dakota derailed on the...

  • March 5- A California jury on Thursday ordered Johnson& Johnson's Ethicon Inc unit to pay $5.7 million in the first trial over injuries blamed on the TVT Abbrevo, one of numerous transvaginal mesh products that are the subject of thousands of lawsuits. Following more than three days of deliberations in Kern County, California, jurors found Ethicon liable for...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- U.S. senators said on Wednesday they are working on a bipartisan plan to keep the U.S. Export-Import Bank open but the treatment of coal-fired power projects is holding up a final deal. Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Joe Manchin said they wanted to craft a compromise to satisfy both Democrats who support the bank and Republicans who want...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- A CSX Corp rail line in West Virginia remained shut following an explosive oil train derailment on Feb. 16 that damaged the roadbed and tracks, though the type of work required to return the line to service could be completed "in days," a CSX spokeswoman said Tuesday. CSX has rerouted trains carrying oil on the line that runs from North Dakota to an oil...

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  • TORONTO, Feb 23- A train derailment in Canada this month that set ablaze several new-model tank cars carrying crude oil shows the need for tougher rail car standards, Canada's safety watchdog said on Monday. The Canadian National Railway Co. train, carrying crude and petroleum distillates, derailed in northern Ontario on Feb. 14, setting seven of its 100 cars on...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- A cleanup was continuing in the Kanawha River in West Virginia on Sunday after an oil spill last week following the derailment of a CSX Corp train, though drinking water was not affected, the company and federal officials said. Twenty seven of the train's 109 cars carrying 3.1 million gallons of crude oil from North Dakota to Virginia came off the...

  • The trains will likely travel instead on a track that hugs the New River and at one point sweeps into the Pembroke town limits. In line with a federal protocol established last year following a string of fiery derailments across North America, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management on Tuesday informed 16 counties and cities that oil trains could be...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., Feb 19- This week's oil train derailment and resulting explosion in West Virginia are likely to heighten scrutiny of new regulations pending in North Dakota, where the oil was produced, aimed at reducing the chance of such disasters. The cargo in Monday's accident was loaded onto a BNSF Railway Co locomotive at a facility owned by Plains All...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- Federal investigators will examine whether pressurized gas played a role in the massive blast that followed the derailment of a train carrying crude oil through West Virginia this week, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Thursday. Questioning the possible role of gas vapors in the West Virginia fire broadens the debate over how to...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- Federal investigators will examine whether pressurized gas played a role in the massive blast that followed the derailment of a train carrying crude oil through West Virginia this week, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Thursday. "We will measure vapor pressure in the tank cars that derailed in West Virginia," said department...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- CSX has notified state officials of its plans to bypass the scene of a crude train derailment and continue delivering oil to a terminal on the Virginia coast, emergency management officials from Virginia and West Virginia said Wednesday. Those shipments will use a combination of CSX and other railroads to reach eastern Virginia destinations, "...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- CSX has notified West Virginia officials of its plans to bypass the scene of a crude train derailment and continue deliveries to eastern Virginia, according to the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. A train carrying North Dakota crude to an oil depot in Yorktown, Virginia, derailed on Tuesday in a small town 33...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 18- Tank cars from a derailed oil train were still on fire in West Virginia on Wednesday, two days after an explosive accident in which 25 cars went off the rails, a CSX Corp spokeswoman said. Twenty cars caught fire after Monday's derailment in the small town of Mount Carbon 33 miles southeast of Charleston. "We still have some fires on and near tank cars,"...