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ALON commits to cutting carbon at 7-Elevens

The time people generally take fuel emissions into consideration isn’t while they’re filling their gas tanks, but the Alon Brands—the owner of nearly 300 7-Eleven stores in New Mexico— recently signed on with GreenPrint LLC in hopes of offsetting their carbon emissions. According to Convenience Store and Fuel News, the company will feature the STRIVE reduced emissions fuel program at ...

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Dutch government cuts gas drilling in quake-hit region

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch government is further cutting production of natural gas in the north of the country in an attempt to reduce the number of small earthquakes blamed on the drilling. Economic Affairs Minister Henk Kamp announced Tuesday that production in the Groningen region this year will be brought back to 30 billion cubic meters (39.24 billion ...

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Coast guard swiftly responds to 100 gallon oil leak

Over the weekend, Coast guard along with state and local officials responded to oil seepage reported on the Bolivar Peninsula approximately 4 miles west of Rollover Pass. While conducting a beach patrol Friday at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Coast Guard identified a 100-yard area along the beach with oil seepage, 1st class Petty Officer Andrew Kendrick stated in a report. ...

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Charges brought in Lac-Megantic oil train disaster

OTTAWA – Charges were brought on Monday in connection with the 2013 oil train crash that killed 47 people and flattened the heart of the Quebec village of Lac-Megantic, the Canadian government said. Montreal Maine & Atlantic Canada Railway Ltd and its affiliate, the Montreal Maine & Atlantic Canada Co., along with Robert Grindrod, chief executive officer of the railway ...

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Trucking industry is O.K. with new fuel standards

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing new fuel standards for heavy-duty trucks, such as semis, and the industry gives their full approval. The EPA is proposing higher standards for fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks, which the trucking industry is welcoming with open arms, considering it spent $150 billion on diesel fuel just last year, said the American Trucking Association ...

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Greenpeace India: Rape, sexual assault cases went unnoticed

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Greenpeace, the international organization of environmental heroism, spent this week admitting its own scandal and ill-management as the India branch of the group is under fire for its poor handling of severe sexual assault and rape cases. According to a recent report from The Guardian, Greenpeace India has admitted it failed to create a gender-sensitive environment for its workers and ...

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