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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Animal activists aim to replace carriage horses

For 30 years, Frazier has participated in clients' special occasions through her company, Rosewood Carriage Rides. [...] some animal rights activists are pushing to end the practice, saying big-city traffic and pollution are dangerous for horses. Creator Jason Wenig of The Creative Workshop, a car restoration and customization business, said the vehicle's price could be between $150,000 and $175,000. Specifics, ...

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6 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Oil transport draws cry for disaster training help

Oil transport draws cry for disaster training help [...] dangers are on the minds of state lawmakers, too, as they consider legislation to make rail companies help pay to train and equip emergency responders. Six to eight oil-tank trains travel through the state every day, said Dave Christianson, a senior planner for rail and freight with the Minnesota Department of ...

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22 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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TransCanada CEO 'disappointed' with Keystone XL pipeline delay

(Reuters) - TransCanada Corp Chief Executive Russ Girling said on Friday he was "extremely disappointed and frustrated" with yet another delay in making a decision on a presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The statement followed the decision by the U.S. State Department to extend the government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, a move that likely postpones ...

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APR 18, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Appeals court rejects challenge on cement plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants. The Natural Resources Defense Council and other environmental groups had argued that the standard weakened an earlier EPA rule for cement plants that the industry had successfully challenged.

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APR 18, 2014 - Financial Times

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China admits widespread soil pollution

A report previously judged a ‘state secret’ reveals that at least 20% of agricultural land, including large swaths of the southern rice basket, is contaminated by industrial pollutants

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