Heavy construction industry

December 14, 2017 - 12:45 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access pipeline and a Florida-based environmental publication are arguing in court over whether something billed as a social movement can be sued. Energy Transfer Partners in August sued Earth First!, Greenpeace and BankTrack in federal...
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December 11, 2017 - 5:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — A fire alarm inside a railway tunnel being built under the Austrian Alps prompted workers briefly to take shelter in an underground safety area Monday, a project manager said. Eighteen people were working on a tunnel-boring machine inside the Brenner tunnel construction site when the...
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FILE - This Feb. 13, 2017, aerial file photo shows a site where the final phase of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Missouri River took place with boring equipment routing the pipeline underground and across Lake Oahe to connect with the existing pipeline in Emmons County in Cannon Ball, N.D. A federal judge on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, ordered the Army Corps of Engineers and pipeline developer Energy TransFer Partners to complete an oil spill response plan for a section of the pipeline beneath the Missouri River in North Dakota. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
December 04, 2017 - 11:40 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers and the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline must complete an oil spill response plan for the stretch of pipe beneath the Missouri River in North Dakota, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg's order grants a request by...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, a brigade from the Electric Power Authority repairs distribution lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in the Cantera community of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's government scored a big win in court Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 after a judge rejected the appointment of a former military officer to oversee the U.S. territory's troubled power company. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
December 01, 2017 - 6:54 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A small Montana company that landed and lost a $300 million contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid has sued a subcontractor for allegedly interfering with tens of millions of dollars in payments. Whitefish Energy Holdings claims the Puerto Rico...
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November 30, 2017 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shut down the subway overnight in the city that never sleeps? That was among the recommendations made Thursday by an influential think tank, which proposed ending New York City's vaunted 24-hour subway service as a way to help save a public transit system groaning with age and in...
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November 28, 2017 - 8:40 pm
AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — A federal agency says a leak in TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone oil pipeline in South Dakota likely was caused by damage during construction in 2008. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a corrective action report Tuesday on the estimated 210,000-...
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November 27, 2017 - 5:09 pm
AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. plans to resume operation of its Keystone pipeline nearly two weeks after crews shut it down in response to an estimated 210,000-gallon oil spill in South Dakota. The company said in a statement that it will operate the pipeline at reduced pressure beginning...
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November 25, 2017 - 12:02 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's attorney general's office says it is investigating former President Alejandro Toledo for allegedly taking millions of dollars in bribes from the Brazilian company Camargo Correa in exchange for a highway construction contract. Toledo, who governed from 2001 to 2006, is...
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Map shows the proposed Keystone XL pipeline extension route; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
November 22, 2017 - 6:15 pm
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Donald Trump administration to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls, Montana, dismissed U.S. Justice...
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November 22, 2017 - 4:43 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A major oil-by-rail terminal proposed on the Columbia River in Washington state poses a potential risk of oil spills, train accidents and longer emergency response times due to road traffic, an environmental study has found. Many of the risks could be decreased with certain...
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