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Texas moves ahead on discharging oil wastewater, even as EPA balks

30/06/2020

Environmental officials in Texas and other western states are moving ahead on plans to allow oil and gas companies to treat drilling wastewater and discharge it into rivers and streams, even as the Trump administration balks at endorsing the practice amid widespread questions about public health effects.

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New cryptocurrency ‘can rejuvenate US economy’

13/06/2020

Highlander Alastair Caithness is ploughing ahead with plans for a new cryptocurrency on behalf of the third largest political party in the US after the man who enlisted him dropped out of the race to become president.

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Pemex’s mounting death toll

27/05/2020

When 62-year-old Tomas Morales registered a fever of 101.3 Fahrenheit on April 14, the doctor told him to self-isolate. But there was a problem: Morales was on an oil platform off the Mexican coast only reachable by helicopter, and he shared a bedroom with three other workers.