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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, second from right, speak with soldiers during a military training at a military base in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov, 28, 2018. Russia and Ukraine traded blame after Russian border guards on Sunday opened fire on three Ukrainian navy vessels and eventually seized them and their crews. The incident put the two countries on war footing and raised international concern. (Mykola Lazarenko, Presidential Press Service via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 8:29 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Ukraine's Ministry of Infrastructure says Russia has blocked 35 merchant ships from leaving or entering the Sea of Azov, a claim the Kremlin has denied. The ministry said 18 ships were stuck...
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FILE - This July 19, 2002, file photo, shows the Mackinac Bridge that spans the Straits of Mackinac from Mackinaw City, Mich. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to use the final weeks of his tenure to lock in a deal allowing construction of a hotly debated oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes - a plan his successor opposes but may be powerless to stop. The Republican and his team are working on several fronts to seal an agreement with Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge for replacing the underwater segment of its Line 5, which carries oil and natural gas liquids between Wisconsin and Ontario and traverses northern Michigan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 24, 2018 - 10:11 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to use the final weeks of his tenure to lock in a deal allowing construction of a hotly debated oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes — a plan his successor opposes but may be powerless to stop. The two-term...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 file photo a sign stands at a community destroyed by the Camp fire in Paradise, Calif. Most homes are gone, as are hundreds of shops and other buildings. The supermarket, the hardware store, Dolly-O-Donuts & Gifts where locals started their day with a blueberry fritter and a quick bit of gossip, all gone. The town quite literally went up in smoke and flames in the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 16, 2018 - 1:21 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There's a sweet legend about this town: On a blazing summer day in the 1850s, a lumber mill crew with a wagon and ox took a break under a grove of tall evergreens. The air was cool, the pine needles fragrant. "Boys," said the team boss, "this is paradise." Thus, more than...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2018, file photo, eroded hills are shown in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota. Attorneys for North Dakota's Health Department say the agency didn't improperly discount its own concerns about a proposed oil refinery near the park when it permitted the project earlier this year. The department and developer Meridian Energy Group want a state judge to reject a challenge by environmental groups to an air quality permit that allowed the company to begin construction last summer at the Davis Refinery site about 3 miles from the park. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson, File)
November 13, 2018 - 2:22 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue. The...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, flanked by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, is seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, during the announcing of the approval of a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project.A federal judge in Montana has blocked construction of the $8 billion Keystone XL Pipeline to allow more time to study the project's potential environmental impact. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris' order on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, came as Calgary-based TransCanada was preparing to build the first stages of the oil pipeline in northern Montana. Environmental groups had sued TransCanada and The U.S. Department of State in federal court in Great Falls. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 09, 2018 - 8:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Environmentalists are lauding a federal court order that blocks a Trump administration permit for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, pending an environmental review. The pipeline would begin in Alberta and shuttle as much as 830,000 barrels a day of crude through a half...
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November 08, 2018 - 2:28 am
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Mountain Valley Pipeline developers have submitted a request to extend the natural gas pipeline project into North Carolina. The Roanoke Times reports the application filed Tuesday asks for a 73-mile extension for the 300-mile pipeline that is being constructed in West Virginia...
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October 22, 2018 - 9:44 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline is gauging shippers' interest in a possible expansion of the volume of crude oil moved through the pipeline from 500,000 barrels to 570,000 barrels per day, despite ongoing tribal efforts to shut the pipeline down. Texas-based Energy...
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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, right, and Chinese Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng attend a meeting of China and 16 countries of central and eastern Europe in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The gathering focusing on transport is part of China's "New Silk Road" initiative to increase global influence through economic links and investment. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic).
October 16, 2018 - 10:38 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — China wants to boost its cooperation with central and eastern Europe, a Chinese government minister on Tuesday told officials from the region where China already finances projects as part of its bid for more global influence. Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng told officials...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, a mining dumper truck hauls coal at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Mont. The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
October 15, 2018 - 2:09 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia, as officials seek to bolster the domestic energy industry and circumvent environmental opposition to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018 file image take from video provided by WCVB in Boston, flames consume the roof of a home following an explosion in Lawrence, Mass, a suburb of Boston. Federal investigators are confirming that over pressurized natural gas lines were the source of a series of explosions and fires in communities north of Boston last month. The preliminary report on Thursday, Oct. 11 from the National Transportation Safety Board said that Columbia Gas work in Lawrence on Sept. 13 failed to account for the location of critical gas pressure sensors, causing high-pressure gas to flood the distribution system at excessive levels. (WCVB via AP, File)
October 11, 2018 - 5:46 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Over-pressurized natural gas lines were the source of deadly explosions and fires that rocked communities north of Boston last month, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The five-page, preliminary report found that utility workers contracted by Columbia Gas had...
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