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  • DETROIT— Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor. Tariffs against China include some autos and parts but if those spread to Canada and Mexico, the impact will be far larger because auto manufacturing has been...

  • That work enabled the Stagecoach-Leach Xpress meter in southeast Ohio to return to service late Thursday, according to a notice to customers. The Stagecoach meter in Monroe County on the Ohio- West Virginia border connects to EQT Midstream Partners LP's Strike Force South gathering fields in Monroe and Belmont counties in Ohio. The shutdown of Leach Xpress...

  • CLEVELAND— A federal judge in Ohio will consider whether to allow public access to government data detailing years of prescription opioid painkiller shipments. The federal government agreed earlier this year to share the data with the governments in cases overseen by Judge Dan Polster in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. But journalists for The Washington...

  • The PUC stopped flows on Mariner East 1 through West Whiteland Township after sinkholes were discovered near the pipeline, prompting State Senator Andrew Dinniman to ask for an emergency order to suspend service. Three of the five commissioners, however, also voted to prevent ETP from working on the Mariner East 2 and 2 X pipelines in West Whiteland Township.

  • The PUC stopped flows on Mariner East 1 through West Whiteland Township after sinkholes were discovered near the pipeline, prompting State Senator Andrew Dinniman to ask for an emergency order to suspend service. Three of the five commissioners, however, also voted to prevent ETP from working on the Mariner East 2 and 2 X pipelines in West Whiteland Township.

  • The lawsuit by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear was his sixth to date seeking to hold corporations like drug manufacturers and distributors responsible for their roles in the drug abuse crisis. The only possible explanation for the large quantities of opioids dispensed from its Kentucky stores was that some of the drugs were distributed to addicts...

  • June 14- Kentucky's attorney general on Thursday sued Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, accusing the company of playing a dual role in propagating an opioid epidemic in the state as both a pharmacy chain and wholesale drug distributor. The lawsuit by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear was his sixth to date seeking to hold corporations like drug...

  • That work will enable the Stagecoach-Leach Xpress meter in southeast Ohio to return to service, according to a notice to customers late Tuesday. The Stagecoach meter in Monroe County on the Ohio- West Virginia border connects to EQT Midstream Partners LP's Strike Force South gathering fields in Monroe and Belmont counties in Ohio. The shutdown of Leach Xpress...

  • Their offices sued EPA administrator Scott Pruitt in January, accusing him of ignoring his responsibilities under the federal Clean Air Act to reduce pollution. Koeltl said the EPA acknowledged having missed an August 2017 deadline to arrange plans to reduce smog from Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia that travels eastward into...

  • Their offices sued EPA administrator Scott Pruitt in January, accusing him of ignoring his responsibilities under the federal Clean Air Act to reduce pollution. Koeltl said the EPA acknowledged having missed an August 2017 deadline to arrange plans to reduce smog from Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia that travels downwind into...

  • Social Security checks may or may not be taxed, depending on your income. Whether and how much of your Social Security benefit is taxed will be determined by "combined income." That's your adjusted gross income, plus any non-taxable interest, plus half your Social Security benefit.

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas added three rigs, Colorado increased by two and Louisiana gained one. Oklahoma and Wyoming declined by two rigs each and North Dakota decreased by one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • BECKLEY, W.Va.— A coal company Jim Justice sold to Russians and then bought back before he became West Virginia's governor says it's hiring 250 workers. Bluestone Coal announced Thursday that it is hiring foremen, mechanics, electricians, truck drivers and equipment operators at both its surface and deep mine operations in southern West Virginia.

  • There were no employees at the site at the time of the blast around 4:15 a.m. EDT and no homes were in danger, officials from the Roberts Ridge Volunteer Fire Department told local news media. Moundsville is located in Marshall County on the West Virginia panhandle on the Ohio- West Virginia border in the heart of the giant Marcellus and Utica natural gas shale...

  • HONOLULU— Hawaii's Kilauea volcano may be disrupting life in paradise with its bursts of ash and bright-orange lava, but it also has scientists wide-eyed, eager to advance what's known about volcanoes. The good news is: Volcanoes reveal secrets when they're rumbling, which means Kilauea is producing a bonanza of information. "Geophysical monitoring...

  • President Donald Trump has directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take emergency steps to keep coal and nuclear power plants running, the White House said Friday, in what would amount to an unprecedented intervention in U.S. power markets. The White House billed the effort as a way to shore up national energy security, but the announcement triggered swift...

  • President Donald Trump has directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take emergency steps to keep at-risk coal and nuclear power plants running, the White House announced on Friday, in what would amount to an unprecedented intervention in power markets. Under the plan, the U.S. Department of Energy could exercise emergency authority under national security...

  • PRINCETON, West Virginia, June 1- As a young man, Barry Shrewsbury dug coal in the West Virginia mines and spent his time off hunting and fishing in the rolling hills. "The benefits are a lifeline," Shrewsbury said between labored breaths after a treatment at the Bluestone Health Center, an industrial-style building set against a leafy landscape in Princeton, West...

  • PRINCETON, West Virginia, June 1- As a young man, Barry Shrewsbury dug coal in the West Virginia mines and spent his time off hunting and fishing in the rolling hills. "The benefits are a lifeline," Shrewsbury said between labored breaths after a treatment at the Bluestone Health Center, an industrial-style building set against a leafy landscape in Princeton, West...

  • *Katie Bays, an energy analyst at Height Securities in Washington, said in a note on Friday that "there's a chance the PUC reverses the ALJ order and allows service on Mariner East 1 to resume" at any time following ETP's appeal. *The judge granted the request to halt work and flows on the pipelines so additional studies can be conducted on the geology in West Whiteland...