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EPA head: 'Journey to Justice' tour 'really personal for me'

Dec. 03, 2021 13:33 PM EST

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup in dust and, he says, exacerbates his breathing problems. ...

BP agrees to $500K penalty, soot limits at Indiana refinery

Dec. 02, 2021 17:30 PM EST

Oil giant BP agreed Thursday to pay a $512,450 penalty and reduce soot emissions from its Whiting refinery in Indiana under an agreement with regulators and activists who accused the company of violating an earlier deal. The U.S. District Court...

Carmaker Stellantis secures supply of battery-grade lithium

Nov. 29, 2021 06:58 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — The carmaker Stellantis said Monday that it has secured a five-year supply of battery-grade lithium hydroxide in Europe to support its plans to convert to 98% electrified vehicles by 2025. Stellantis, the company that combined PSA Peugeot and Fiat...

EXPLAINER: What is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

Nov. 24, 2021 00:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When President Joe Biden ordered the release of 50 million barrels of oil from America’s strategic reserve to help reduce energy costs, he was taking aim at a growing burden for millions of Americans embarking on Thanksgiving travel. The step announced...

InvestigateWest: Airport debate example of united activists

Nov. 22, 2021 15:06 PM EST

When Seattle’s first commercial airport opened in 1928, Georgetown had been a vibrant community for more than half a century. “We were here before the airport was. They forget that,” says Rosario-Maria Medina, a community activist in the South Seattle neighborhood...

Ag Processing plans expansion of Iowa soybean-crushing plant

Nov. 19, 2021 15:37 PM EST

SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (AP) — An Omaha, Nebraska, soybean processor has proposed a nearly $72 million expansion of its soybean-crushing plant south of Sioux City and is seeking nearly $1.5 million in state and local money to help finance the added capacity. Ag Processing...

Racing fuel company to expand in northwest Tennessee

Nov. 19, 2021 04:05 AM EST

McKENZIE, Tenn. (AP) — A manufacturer of motorsports racing fuels plans to invest more than $14 million to expand its operations in northwest Tennessee, state officials said. VP Racing Fuels, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and the state Department of Economic and Community...

US airman shot down over Romania in WWII is accounted for

Nov. 17, 2021 20:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An airman from Massachusetts who was shot down over Romania during World War II has been accounted for, the military said Wednesday. U.S. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Charles G. McMackin, 26, was accounted for in August 2020, according to a statement from...

Settlement bans coal storage in California city by 2027

Nov. 15, 2021 18:30 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A private port operator in the San Francisco Bay Area that stores coal from Utah before it's shipped to Asia has been given until 2027 to continue those operations under terms of a settlement. Officials in Richmond, where the port is located,...

Energy summit in UAE after COP26 stresses fossil fuel demand

Nov. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Energy ministers from across the developing world gathered in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on Monday and stressed the need for continued investment in fossil fuel production — a message just days after these same nations joined around 200 countries in...