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Tonawanda Coke to remain open with additional monitoring

Sep. 21, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge says an upstate New York factory found guilty of violating probation stemming from emissions violations can remain open with additional monitoring. U.S. District Judge William Skretny also ordered Friday that Tonawanda Coke Corp.'s plant north of Buffalo undergo...

Company gets OK to build Maine's biggest lobster operation

Sep. 21, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

SACO, Maine (AP) — A Maine seafood company has obtained the final permit to develop the largest lobster processing operation in the state. Ready Seafood wants to build the $10 million facility in Saco to process, store and research lobsters. The Portland Press Herald reports the city's planning board has...

Peabody to purchase Shoal Creek coal mine in Alabama

Sep. 21, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis-based coal company Peabody Energy has agreed to purchase Shoal Creek metallurgical coal mine from Drummond Co. Inc. for $400 million. Peabody said Friday that the transaction is expected to close by the end of the year. The Shoal Creek mine is on the Black Warrior River in...

Iran's domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

Sep. 21, 2018 5:38 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Across Iran's capital, rush-hour traffic always grinds to a halt, a sea of boxy Renault four-doors and Peugeot coupes all idling their way through the streets of Tehran. Soon, however, Iran's faltering nuclear deal with world powers may be what causes the country's domestic automotive...

German energy company: saving threatened forest 'illusion'

Sep. 21, 2018 3:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German energy executive whose company plans to clear an ancient forest to expand a lignite strip mine says it's an "illusion" to think the woodland can be saved, and halting the project would cost his firm up to 5 billion euros ($5.9 billion). RWE wants to start cutting down half the...

Prospective owner, operator of Navajo coal plant end pursuit

Sep. 20, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two companies that were negotiating to take over a coal-fired power plant on the Arizona-Utah line ended the effort Thursday, saying the challenges were too great. The Navajo Generating Station near Page is one of the largest coal plants in the western United States. It was set to...

Fire destroys factory that made fuel for wood burning stoves

Sep. 20, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

CORINTH, Maine (AP) — Fire officials say a blaze has completely destroyed a Maine plant that makes wood pellet fuel. Crews from 25 towns helped fight the fire at Corinth Wood Pellet Manufacturing Wednesday night. The fire chief in Corinth was treated for smoke inhalation and later released. Officials say...

Long-closed meat plant gets new life with new owner

Sep. 20, 2018 12:56 PM EDT

CHEROKEE, Iowa (AP) — A long-closed meat processing plant in northwest Iowa has been sold, and its new owners hope to start production in January. Cherokee County economic development director Bill Anderson says Iowa Food Group hopes to hire 100 people initially and then increase that to 500 workers as the...

Oregon man dies in accident at Idaho mill

Sep. 20, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

FRUITLAND, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a man died Wednesday after he was crushed under some equipment being unloaded at a southwestern Idaho mill. Payette County Coroner Keith Schuller says 60-year-old Richard Foss of Prineville, Oregon, was making a delivery to Woodgrain Millwork in Fruitland, Idaho when...

Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

Sep. 19, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters. However, conditions remain so bad more than five days after Hurricane Florence made...