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Improperly discharged heating oil

GREENFIELD, Mass. -- Retailer and heating oil supplier Rice Oil Co., Greenfield, Mass., has agreed to pay a $15,000 penalty to settle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it discharged oil from an unmanned facility in Readsboro, Vt., into a nearby river, and failed to...

Oil company responds to criticism

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- A coalition of environmental groups is calling for a nationwide boycott of Exxon Mobil Corp. gas stations, reported KSBY-TV. The Exxpose Exxon boycott campaign was launched on Tuesday in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Outside an Exxon station in Santa Barbara,...

Congressional compromise in the wind

WASHINGTON -- Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas), chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, aims to defuse a multibillion-dollar fight over cleaning up MTBE. Who pays to handle the messand how muchcould determine whether Congress passes an energy bill this year, one of the Bush...

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