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In a ruling that will likely have implications for climate change litigation across the U.S., a New York Supreme Court justice has dismissed the attorney general's suit against ExxonMobil Corp. Read more

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The Federal Court intends to post the decision online. Read more

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Even in the long-term, the impact might be quite negligible as seen from the greater industry perspective. Read more

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The U.S. Department of Labor is commemorating the centennial anniversary of the Women’s Bureau – one of the department’s longest-serving agencies – with a yearlong celebration that marks its establishment in 1920. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Refinery

Trong Nguyen

The United States on Thursday said it blacklisted two companies based in Hong Kong, one in Shanghai and one in Dubai for helping Iran's state-owned National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) export millions of dollars of goods in violation of U.S. sanctions Read more

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A wave of bans on plastic bags, and sometimes on plastic straws, has greatly expanded in 2020 when legislation will slash millions of dollars worth of resin sold and dent industry employment. Read more

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For a quarter century, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s process safety management standard has promoted proper management of hazardous chemicals in the workplace to protect employee health and safety. Read more

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Major new U.S. projects like highways and pipelines will no longer require federal reviews of their environmental climate impact under new rules that the Trump administration will propose on Wednesday. Read more

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Ten U.S. states, led by New York, California and Illinois, account for 56% of carbon emissions from buildings nationwide. Read more

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According to Chet Thompson, president and CEO of AFPM, petrochemical leaders "have a lot to be excited about" in terms of what's happening for their industry in Washington, D.C., adding they "certainly support the Trump administration on a lot of thi Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Report shows the rate of fatal work injuries remained unchanged in 2018. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Two workers were fatally injured, and another was severely injured during the first incident, which occurred on May 24, 2017. Read more

Emergency Response

Over the past decade, the shale revolution has transformed the economy and reduced emissions. Now, a new study from the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute quantifies just how much Texas stands to lose if some candidates succeed in ending it. Read more

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The exemptions will be for one year from Dec. 26 without providing a value for the imports excluded from duties. Read more

Commodities

The Trump administration finalized U.S. biofuel blending requirements for 2020. Read more

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The White House told an Iowa corn group that it will stick with the EPA’s proposal for addressing small refinery waivers. Read more

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The $1.6 billion lawsuit brought by the New York attorney general’s office alleged that ExxonMobil deceived investors about the true cost of climate change. Read more

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The Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion faces its latest legal hurdle in a federal court this week as indigenous groups appeal the pipeline’s expansion. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

Oil prices dropped for a second straight session as the cons of a slowing global demand outlook outweighed the pros of OPEC’s agreement with associated producers at the end of last week to deepen crude output cuts in early 2020. Read more

Commodities

The anti-worker forces in Washington have once again lobbied for rules against working people in this country. Read more

Training & Human Resources