Heavy construction industry

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1996, file photo, villagers ride a dugout up the Mekong River near Sambor, Cambodia where a major dam has been proposed. A study says a Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River's biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
May 17, 2018 - 5:15 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River's biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway, according to a three-year study commissioned by the Cambodian...
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In this April 25, 2018 photo, the site of a proposed Ferris wheel is seen in Staten Island borough of New York. Developers of a 630-foot Ferris wheel overlooking New York Harbor have four months to restart the tourism project or cancel it under an agreement submitted to bankruptcy court. The New York Wheel on Staten Island was stalled since last May when contractor Mammoet-Starneth halted work and was fired. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 13, 2018 - 9:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a soaring idea, intended to put the city's least-populous, least-visited borough on the tourism map. But six years after it was announced, a plan to build one of the world's largest Ferris wheels on Staten Island is still stuck on the ground. The four pedestals for the wheel...
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FILE-- In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo a solar panel is installed on the roof of the Old Governor's Mansion State Historic Park in Sacramento, Calif. After extensive renovations, Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown moved into the mansion in late 2015, becoming the first chief executive to live in the home since Ronald Reagan in 1967. The California Energy Commission will take up a proposal, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 , to require solar panels on new residential homes and low-rise apartment buildings up to three starting in 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 09, 2018 - 5:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jumping out ahead of the rest of the country, California on Wednesday moved to require solar panels on all new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020. The new building standard — unanimously approved by the five-member California Energy Commission — would...
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Cyprus' President Nikos Anastasiades, center, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras talk during a press conference after their meeting at the presidential palace in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Cyprus hosted the Israeli Prime Minister and Greek Prime Minister in another trilateral meeting between the three leaders aimed at forging closer relations and cooperation on fields including energy, security, the environment, business and tourism. (Yiannis Kourtoglou/Pool Photo via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 12:59 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of Cyprus, Israel and Greece said Tuesday they're determined to push ahead with plans for a pipeline that would supply east Mediterranean gas to Europe as the continent seeks to diversify its supplies. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the East Med...
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May 03, 2018 - 2:26 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a story May 2 about a Santa Clara Valley Water District vote on whether to support the twin tunnels water project, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a statement on the history of the project. The statement that the board's original decision to limit its support...
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This undated photo provided Tuesday, May 1, 2018, by Amazon shows an architectural rendering of a building proposed to be built in Boston's Seaport District, promising an additional 2,000 technology jobs in the city and to be occupied 2021. (WS Development/Amazon via AP)
May 01, 2018 - 3:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Amazon unveiled plans on Tuesday for a major expansion in Boston's Seaport District, promising 2,000 new technology jobs even as the city remains in contention for the company's coveted second headquarters. Seattle-based Amazon announced it would move into a 430,000-square-foot "Tech...
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In this Friday, April 27, 2018 photo, a Great White Heron appears through trees on Bayou Sorrel in the Atchafalaya River Basin in La. A company building a crude oil pipeline is asking a federal appeals court to throw out a judge's order that had suspended construction work in an environmentally fragile swamp. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments Monday, April 30, by attorneys for Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC, federal regulators and environmental groups opposed to the project. In February, a judge temporarily stopped all pipeline construction work in the Atchafalaya Basin. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 30, 2018 - 4:17 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — One of the federal judges considering whether to allow construction of a crude oil pipeline to continue in an environmentally fragile Louisiana swamp seemed to downplay concerns Monday about the project's impact on forested wetlands. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court...
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This aerial image from video provided by KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, shows smoke rising from the Husky Energy oil refinery after an explosion Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the plant in Superior, Wis. Authorities say several people were injured in the explosion. (KSTP-TV via AP)
April 27, 2018 - 12:12 am
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Authorities now say an evacuation order for residents of Superior, Wisconsin, after a smoky refinery fire will stay in place and be re-evaluated throughout the night...
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FILE - This Sept. 22, 1993, file photo shows the wreckage of the Amtrak Sunset Limited train, north of Mobile, Ala. A barge hit a railroad bridge and minutes later the train hit the bent tracks and plunged into the bayou, killing 47 people and injuring more than 100 others. A string of crashes involving Amtrak trains is rekindling memories for survivors of the passenger service’s 1993 tragedy, its deadliest accident ever. (AP Photo/Mark Foley, File)
April 25, 2018 - 2:04 am
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — In the dark of night, three travelers advanced inexorably toward tragedy. Accompanied by her parents on her first train trip, 11-year-old Andrea Chancey couldn't sleep despite the steady rocking of the Amtrak coach. Aboard the same train after missing a flight, Ken Ivory lounged...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017, file photo, automated welding takes place as sections of the replacement Enbridge Energy Line 3 crude oil pipeline are joined together in Superior, Wis. An administrative law judge is due to recommend whether Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The proposal has drawn strong opposition because the line would carry Canadian tar sands crude across environmentally sensitive areas in the Mississippi River headwaters region where American Indians harvest wild rice and hold treaty rights. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP, File)
April 23, 2018 - 8:46 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route rather than company's preferred route, an administrative law judge recommended Monday. The proposal has drawn strong opposition...
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