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A fire burns after an explosion at the Marathon Refinery in Carson on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP)

Cause of Los Angeles-area refinery fire under investigation

Feb. 26, 2020 6:03 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The cause of an explosion and fire at the largest oil refinery on the West Coast was under investigation Wednesday as air quality authorities conducted laboratory testing to determine whether toxic gases were released. No one was injured and there were no immediate indications that...

FILE - In this Spet. 18, 2019, file photo, the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. A Trump administration proposal to roll back environmental reviews for big projects is drawing heavy objections from African American and Latino communities.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Opponents fault Trump proposal to cut environmental reviews

Feb. 25, 2020 5:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Describing windows rattled by industrial blasts and windowsills covered in toxic ash, an African American resident of Texas’ oil hub joined Democratic lawmakers, state officials and others Tuesday in urging the Trump administration to drop a proposed rollback that they said would...

A newly built power generation plant stand idle with the Popocatepetl Volcano in the background, near Huexca, Morelos state, Mexico, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Dozens of mostly indigenous communities along the 159 kilometers of pipeline have united to fight the mega-project they believe will deprive them of water for their crops, while contaminating the soil and air. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Stalled mega power project in central Mexico stirs discord

Feb. 23, 2020 6:08 PM EST

HUEXCA, Mexico (AP) — The thermo-electric plant looms over the smattering of homes and cows munching on dried corn stalks in Huexca, a tiny farm community in central Mexico where many residents view it as a sleeping monster ready to roar to life. During test runs of equipment in the still idle power plant,...

Gas tank explosion kills 4 in North Macedonia

Feb. 23, 2020 5:09 PM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Four people, including three children, were killed and six other members of the same family were seriously injured when a gas tank for cooking exploded in their home Sunday in northern Macedonia, authorities said. Police said that the three children, an 8-year-old boy and...

The massive fire at Northern Metal recycling in Becker, Minnesota, that has been burning for days, seemed to be under control Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 with massive piles of burned cars covered in ice.  The Becker Police Department posted Thursday  that “major progress

Police: Minnesota recycling plant fire under control for now

Feb. 20, 2020 9:36 PM EST

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters battling a stubborn fire that has been burning for days at a metal recycling plant in a small Minnesota community have got the blaze under control, police said Thursday. The fire at the Northern Metals plant in Becker has been belching noxious, billowing smoke since it...

Firefighters remained on the scene of a fire that has been burning for more than 24 hours at the Northern Metal Recycling plant, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Becker, Minn. Firefighter Toni Knutson says the fire is burning under a huge pile of cars. She says cranes are being used to remove the vehicles from the pile one-by-one. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

Fire at Minnesota recycling plant affecting air quality

Feb. 19, 2020 7:55 PM EST

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — Officials are monitoring the air quality in Becker where a fire at a metal recycling plantcontinues to burn. Firefighters continued to fight the stubborn blaze Wednesday after working all day and through the night Tuesday at Northern Metal Recycling plant. The fire still had a number...

North Dakota Public Service Commissioners review a permit for the expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. North Dakota regulators unanimously approved the expansion, saying they believed the project had met exhaustive state and federal requirements. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

North Dakota regulators OK expanded Dakota Access pipeline

Feb. 19, 2020 2:22 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators on Wednesday unanimously approved expanded capacity for the Dakota Access pipeline, saying they believed the project had met exhaustive state and federal requirements. The 3-0 vote by the all-Republican Public Service Commission came after the body signaled...

People offer funeral prayers for a victim of a toxic gas leak, during his funeral prayer, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The toxic gas leak killed several people and sickened dozens of others in a coastal residential area in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, police said Monday. The source of the leak, which occurred on Sunday night, and the type of gas that had leaked were not immediately known. There was no suspicion of sabotage. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Death toll from toxic gas leak rises to 14 in Pakistan

Feb. 18, 2020 2:37 PM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A gas leak in the southern port city of Karachi has killed 14 people and sickened hundreds more, Pakistani health officials said Tuesday. The leak that started Sunday has set off a panic in Karachi and raised concerns because city officials could not immediately identify the...

Highway 22 closed after tanker crash, diesel spill

Feb. 17, 2020 7:00 PM EST

IDANHA, Ore. (AP) — A stretch of Highway 22 will be closed for much of this week as crews clean up gasoline and diesel fuel that leaked out of a crashed tanker truck near Idanha along the North Santiam River, state transportation authorities said Monday. The highway between Idanha and Santiam Junction is...

Corpus Christi police and fire departments respond to a large fire at Interstate Highway 37 and Buddy Lawrence Drive, near the Citgo Refinery Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

Refinery fire extinguished in south Texas, no injuries

Feb. 17, 2020 3:46 PM EST

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Monday morning fire at a Citgo refinery in in Corpus Christi, Texas, has been extinguished with no injuries, according to the petroleum company. The fire began in a pipeline owned by a third party shortly after 8:30 a.m. and was put out shortly before 11 a.m. with “no...