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Walking and talking rigs: Schramm invention aims to modernize fracking

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of oilfield drilling rigs, is getting a little easier.
Schramm Inc, which built the drilling rig that four years ago helped rescue 33 trapped Chilean copper miners, h…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Oil traffic may delay US fertilizer shipments, farmers warn

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Increasing use of railroads to ship crude oil could disrupt fertilizer cargo this spring as Midwest farmers prepare for planting, U.S. agriculture leaders warn, even as one railroad said on Monday it will take steps to ensure timely de…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BLM ends Bundy standoff: Agency releases herd after protests in Nevada

April 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — U.S. officials ended a stand-off with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert on Saturday, calling off the government’s roundup of cattle it said were illegally grazing on federal land and giving about 300 animals ba…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Sebelius: I’m responsible for debacle: Health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, a White House official said on Thursday.
Her departure removes one li…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Democratic senators press Obama for Keystone XL decision by May 31

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Eleven U.S. Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada’s Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31.

“We need a …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Democratic senators press Obama for Keystone XL decision by May 31

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Eleven U.S. Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada’s Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31.

“We need a …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

WWE icon Ultimate Warrior dead at 54

April 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Ultimate Warrior, one of U.S. professional wrestling’s most celebrated names, has died at the age of 54, days after being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc Hall of Fame, the company said late on Tuesday.

“WWE is shocked and d…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Study of oil from deadly derailment points to Bakken crude’s volatility; more research is on the way

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — On July 6 last year, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota to a refinery in eastern Canada was left parked on a hillside in Quebec. It rolled backward down the hill, derailing and crashing into a small town, with railcars burstin…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Study of oil from deadly derailment points to Bakken crude’s volatility; more research is on the way

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — On July 6 last year, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota to a refinery in eastern Canada was left parked on a hillside in Quebec. It rolled backward down the hill, derailing and crashing into a small town, with railcars burstin…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Comments on cellphone proposal offer glimpse into emotions of air travel

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Should air travelers be allowed to use cellphones in flight?

The government asked. Passengers answered with an overwhelming: “Nooooo!”

“Absolutely not!” passenger Karen Jablonski wrote to federal regulators. “It’s bad enough to list…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com