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Richard Valdmanis

The curious case of tainted milk from a Maine dairy farm

Mar 19 2019

ARUNDEL, Maine For Maine dairy farmer Fred Stone, the discovery in 2016 that his cows were producing tainted milk has since brought financial ruin and threatened to shut down a century-old family business.

Trump administration says it will provide food stamps in February despite shutdown

Jan 09 2019

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would keep providing food assistance to poor Americans in February despite a partial U.S. government shutdown, but warned it had no solution in place for March if the funding shortfall continues.

Trump administration says it will provide food stamps in February despite shutdown

Jan 08 2019

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would keep providing food assistance to poor Americans in February despite a partial U.S. government shutdown, but warned it had no solution in place for March if the funding shortfall continues.

Arctic posts second warmest year on record in 2018: U.S. NOAA

Dec 11 2018

The Arctic had its second-hottest year on record in 2018, part of a warming trend that may be dramatically changing earth's weather patterns, according to a report released on Tuesday by the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

Injury rates jump at coal giant Murray's West Virginia mines

Oct 25 2018

Injury rates have more than doubled at five West Virginia coal mines acquired by Murray Energy Corp. in 2013, according to a Reuters review of federal data, as the firm sharply increased the amount of coal produced per manhour.

Coal lobby's push for lower black lung tax clashed with U.S. studies

Aug 08 2018

U.S. coal companies lobbied Congress to allow a drop in their payments to help miners with black lung disease by arguing the incurable ailment was in decline and a victims' trust fund was financially healthy, assertions contradicted by government findings, according to documents seen by Reuters.

A tenth of U.S. veteran coal miners have black lung disease: NIOSH

Jul 19 2018

More than 10 percent of America’s coal miners with 25 or more years of experience have black lung disease, the highest rate recorded in roughly two decades, according to a government study released on Thursday that showed cases concentrated heavily in central Appalachia.

Nuclear, coal bailout worth any cost 'to keep America free': U.S. energy chief

Jun 28 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday that bailing out struggling coal and nuclear power plants is as important to national security as keeping the military strong, and that the cost to Americans should not be an issue.

Nuclear, coal bailout worth any cost 'to keep America free' -US energy chief

Jun 28 2018

WASHINGTON, June 28 U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday that bailing out struggling coal and nuclear power plants is as important to national security as keeping the military strong, and that the cost to Americans should not be an issue.

Chevron renewal of Rokan block not assured: Indonesia minister

Jun 27 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. energy giant Chevron Corp must compete if it wants to continue operating Indonesia's Rokan block, the country's biggest source of crude oil, after its contract expires in 2021, Indonesia Energy and Mines Minister Ignasius Jonan said on Wednesday.

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