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  • "Their job is to protect us, but instead they're protecting corporate interests and profits and money," said Cannon Ball protester Fumi Tosu, 38, of San Jose, California, adding that police used mace on demonstrators. Energy Transfer Partners, the main company behind the pipeline, is seeking an easement to tunnel under Lake Oahe, the North Dakota water source at the...

  • Morton County Sheriff's Department said in a statement that there were 25 arrests at the Cannon Ball protest and demonstrators tried to block a railroad with a pickup truck. Energy Transfer Partners, the main company behind the pipeline, is seeking an easement to tunnel under Lake Oahe, the North Dakota water source at the heart of the protests.

  • HOUSTON, Nov 15- The companies behind the Dakota Access Pipeline have asked a U.S. court to intervene in the fight over its completion as demonstrators across North America on Tuesday protested the project over fears it would pollute water supplies and destroy sacred Native American tribal sites. In what could be the largest protests to date, people gathered...

  • CARACAS, Nov 7- Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA said on Monday there had been an oil spill in central Anzoategui state and it was supplying drinking water to affected communities during an operation over a radius of 50 kilometers. PDVSA said in a statement the leak occurred in a 36- inch pipeline in the locality of Santa Clara. An opposition lawmaker from...

  • *Suez gathers its China units into Sino-French Holdings. Suez said on Wednesday it had merged its waste recycling and construction businesses in China into its joint venture Sino-French Holdings, bringing its operations in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan under single management. Chaussade said SPH will focus on municipal and industrial water,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Oct 30- Authorities were looking into the cause of a blaze that burned through about 400 acres near where Native American leaders are protesting against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water and sacred lands, officials said on Sunday. More than 400 protesters have been arrested since Aug. 10 in rallies that have attracted support...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Oct 30- Authorities were looking into the cause of a blaze that burned through about 400 acres near where Native American leaders are protesting against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water and sacred lands, officials said on Sunday. More than 400 protesters have been arrested since Aug. 10 in rallies that have attracted support...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Oct 30- Authorities were looking into the cause of a blaze that burned through about 400 acres near where Native American leaders are protesting against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water and sacred lands, officials said on Sunday. More than 400 protesters have been arrested since Aug. 10 in rallies that have attracted support...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Oct 29- Native American leaders vowed on Saturday to protest through the winter against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water resources and sacred lands, and are weighing lawsuits over police treatment of arrested protesters. A smaller crowd of 25 to 50 rallied on the grounds of the state capitol in Bismarck, about 30 miles to the...

  • Oct 29- Native American leaders vowed on Saturday to protest through the winter against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water resources and sacred lands and are weighing lawsuits over police treatment of arrested protesters. "We're just working through some technical details as far as where the land is, and the type of land that can be used for...

  • DUSHANBE, Oct 29- Tajikistan on Saturday diverted the flow of a major river to start building the world's tallest dam and the main element of the Rogun hydroelectric power plant, a $3.9 billion project which Dushanbe hopes will secure its energy independence. Uzbekistan, another former Soviet republic and Central Asia's most populous nation of 30 million, has...

  • Nigeria, an OPEC member, slipped into recession for the first time in more than 20 years in the second quarter largely due to low global oil prices. "The projects cut across all sectors with special emphasis on infrastructure, agriculture, health, education, water supply, growth and employment generation, poverty reduction," said the letter read out in both chambers...

  • Nigeria, an OPEC member, slipped into recession for the first time in more than 20 years in the second quarter largely due to low global oil prices. "The projects cut across all sectors with special emphasis on infrastructure, agriculture, health, education, water supply, growth and employment generation, poverty reduction," said the letter read out in both chambers...

  • Oct 21- A pipeline breach on Friday spilled gasoline in the vicinity of the Susquehanna River in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, environmental authorities said, prompting a utility firm to warn customers to reduce water use as a precaution. The gasoline leaked into Wallis Run, a tributary of the Loyalsock Creek as a result of floods and landslides during heavy...

  • The charges follow what is now considered to be the largest environmental disaster in Brazil's history. Under Brazil's criminal code, qualified homicide is homicide aggravated by certain factors. Following the dam collapse, thick red sludge flowed into one of Brazil's main rivers, the Rio Doce, killing fish and fouling water supplies for hundreds of...

  • "These situations should generate a greater sense of urgency," the EPA's Office of the Inspector General said in a summary of its findings, adding that its review of the lead-contaminated water in Flint was ongoing. Flint, a predominantly black city of 100,000 people, was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched its water source...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to make its emergency authority clearer to help protect people from contaminated water supplies, the agency's inspector general said on Thursday, in the wake of the Flint, Michigan, lead crisis. "These situations should generate a greater sense of urgency," the EPA's Office of the Inspector...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to make its emergency authority clearer to help protect people from contaminated water supplies, the agency's inspector general said in a report released on Thursday in the wake of the Flint, Michigan, lead crisis.

  • *Spot gold was mostly flat at $1,250.40 an ounce by 0047 GMT. *Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave a broad review of where the U.S. economic recovery may still fall short. *Hedge funds and money managers again reduced their net long positions in COMEX gold and silver contracts in the week to Oct. 11, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data showed on Friday.

  • OSLO, Oct 14- Businesses could earn hundreds of billions of dollars a year by 2030 by investing in better agriculture and food ranging from micro-irrigation of crops to reduced waste, an international study said on Friday. "Instead of treating it as' Oh my God, another huge global problem to worry about'... you can break it down into chunks of real business possibility,"...