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Groups challenge Louisiana permits for plastics plant

Feb. 14, 2020 6:59 PM EST

Environmental and community groups that want to keep a Taiwanese company's plastics complex out of south Louisiana went to court Friday to challenge state air quality permits. The groups include those that sued in federal court last month to challenge the Army Corps of Engineers' permits for the Formosa Plastics...

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ATF: Electrical spark likely caused deadly Houston blast

Feb. 1, 2020 10:37 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An electrical spark likely ignited a gas leak that led to a massive explosion in Houston last week, killing two workers, injuring 20 others and damaging hundreds of buildings, law enforcement officials said Friday. Highly flammable propylene gas started leaking in the piping connected to a...

Actor Jeff Goldblum displays a reusable metal straw as he discusses two bills aimed at reducing single-use plastic packaging and products, like plastic straws and food containers at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. If approved by lawmakers and signed by the governor, California would become the first-in-the-nation to adopt measures to rein in waste for single-use plastic containers and items. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Celebrities back California bill to cut single-use plastics

Jan. 22, 2020 5:24 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A push to pass first-in-the-nation California proposals to limit single-use plastic containers and other items drew support from actor Jeff Goldblum on Wednesday. Environmental groups hail the proposal as a landmark attempt to cut down on 75% of waste from plastic items like...

Environmental groups challenge plastics complex permit

Jan. 15, 2020 5:32 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Conservation and community groups sued the Trump administration Wednesday, challenging environmental permits for a Taiwan company's planned $9.4 billion plastics complex in Louisiana. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington accuses the Army Corps of Engineers of failing to...

Smoke rise following a big explosion at an industrial hub near the port city of Tarragona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A chemical emergency alert has been activated in northeastern Spain following a big explosion in an industrial zone near the port city of Tarragona, regional emergency services said Tuesday. (AP Photo/David Oliete)

Spain: Death toll from chemical plant explosion reaches 3

Jan. 15, 2020 3:03 PM EST

TARRAGONA, Spain (AP) — The death toll climbed to three Wednesday from a massive explosion and fire at a petrochemical plant in Spain as one person died in hospital and another body was found in the wreckage, authorities said. Another seven people were injured in the blast near a northeastern city late...

In this image made from video provided by Laura_presicce, a fire is seen in Tarragona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A massive explosion took place at an industrial zone for chemicals in northeastern Spain on Tuesday, and the regional emergency services agency warned people nearby not to go outside. 
A tweet by emergency services for the Catalonia region called the blast in the port city of Tarragona a “chemical accident” and said no information on possible deaths or injuries was available. (Laura_presicce via AP)

Spain: Chemical plant explosion kills 1, injures at least 9

Jan. 14, 2020 5:21 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A massive explosion at a petrochemical plant in northeastern Spain on Tuesday killed one person and injured at least nine others, three seriously, regional authorities said. A press spokesman for the port city of Tarragona, where the plant is located, said a preliminary investigation...

Authorities respond after a partial building collapse at Beechcraft aircraft manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kan., Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. More than a dozen people were injured Friday when a nitrogen line ruptured at the facility, causing part of the building to collapse, authorities said. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

More than dozen hurt in blast at Beechcraft plant in Kansas

Dec. 27, 2019 6:28 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More than a dozen people were injured Friday when a nitrogen line ruptured at the Beechcraft aircraft manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kansas, causing part of the building to collapse, authorities said. Daniel Wegner, deputy fire chief for Sedgwick County, said the explosion...