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2014-06-30 16:22:45

NEW ORLEANS, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday, June 30, reversed the judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in The Aransas Project v. Shaw. The Fifth Circuit agreed with the defendants that the plaintiff failed to prove its case that diversions of water for use by Texans had led to multiple deaths of federally protected whooping cranes in the winter of 2008....

2014-05-02 08:22:31

HOUSTON and LONDON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) has received a key permit required in the company's multi-plant ethylene expansion program which, when fully operational, is expected to increase annual ethylene capacity by an estimated 1.85 billion pounds per day, for a total estimated capacity of 11.8 billion pounds in North America. The ethylene expansion program began in 2013 and represents a total investment of approximately $1.3 billion in the...

2014-04-23 16:23:07

WISE COUNTY, Texas, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Dallas jury awarded a local family $3 million for the illnesses they suffered from exposure to contaminated ground water, solid toxic waste and airborne chemicals generated by natural gas fracking operations surrounding their 40-acre ranch. The verdict against Aruba Petroleum is seen as a landmark decision for opponents of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, the process of drilling and injecting high-pressure fluid into the ground...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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