MINNEAPOLIS—Documents that the federal Environmental Protection Agency tried to keep confidential show that its staffers criticized how Minnesota regulators drafted a key permit for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine, and concluded that the permit would violate federal law because it lacked pollution limits based on the state's water quality standards.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy.
TORONTO — Norbord Inc. says it plans to indefinitely suspend operations at its mill in 100 Mile House, B.C., because of “extraordinary circumstances” in the region.
The wood products company says the planned August curtailment will affect about 160 employees at the oriented stand board mill.
CALGARY—One of Canada's largest producers of plastics says there will be plenty of room for future growth in output despite a proposal by Ottawa to ban certain single-use plastic products by 2021.
CALGARY—Genscape says crude-by-rail shipments from Western Canada continued to rise in May after falling in February to a nine-month low.
The U.S. company, which monitors western Canadian rail terminals handling about 80 percent of typical volumes, reports average rail loadings in May were 231,000 barrels per day, up 34,000 bpd from April.
CALGARY — One of Canada’s largest producers of plastics says there will be plenty of room for future growth in output despite a proposal by Ottawa to ban certain single-use plastic products by 2021.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that’s believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant’s first direct investment in renewable energy.
Ontario craft breweries are welcoming the provincial government's move to expand beer sales to corner stores, saying the current system limits their products' exposure to customers.
“I just think it's fantastic news,” said Scott Simmons, president of the Ontario Craft Brewers, a trade association composed of nearly 100 brewer members.
TORONTO — The Canadian government plans to announce it is moving to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, a senior government official said late Sunday
The official said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would make the announcement Monday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly ahead of Monday’s news conference.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Trouble is rattling one of Iceland’s most distinctive industries: the production of the thick, hand-knitted “lopi” sweaters adored by tourists and worn with pride by locals.