Exxon to invest $20B on U.S. Gulf Coast refining projects

By Ernest Scheyder HOUSTON, March 6 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp, the world’s largest publicly traded oil producer, said on Monday it would invest $20 billion through 2022 to expand its chemical and oil refining plants on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The investments at 11 sites should create 35,000 temporary construction jobs and 12,000 permanent…

Source: Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal

Source: Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal WASHINGTON/MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 13 (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump is seeking quick ways to withdraw the United States from a global accord to combat climate change, a source on his transition team said, defying broad international backing for the plan to cut greenhouse gas…

A look inside America’s most toxic city

Picher, Oklahoma in its heyday was a thriving lead and zinc mining field. Producing over 50 percent of the metal used during WWI. SEE ALSO: Oklahoma town may be biggest environmental disaster you’ve never heard of In 1967, mining production ceased and contaminated water began to fill the mines and stain lakes a murky rust…