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Lawmakers call out treatment of pipeline protester in trees

April 19, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman who has spent weeks camped in trees protesting a natural gas pipeline that would cross her property is being treated inhumanely by authorities, who have cut off her deliveries of food and water, […]


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Massachusetts top court rules against Exxon in climate change probe

April 13, 2018

Via: Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) – Massachusetts’ top court on Friday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp’s bid to block the state’s attorney general from obtaining records to investigate whether the company for decades concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels play in climate […]


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California oil firms had nearly 400 violations

April 11, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oil and gas companies drilling in state waters off Southern California violated regulations nearly 400 times in the past three years, according to a report being released Wednesday by an environmental group. Records compiled by the […]


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Senate proposal seeks law setting oil-wealth draw rates

April 6, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Senate committee is proposing that Alaskans receive $1,600 checks from the state’s oil-wealth fund this year, the same as the House. But the Senate Finance Committee is also pushing for a law establishing a long-term […]


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Albuquerque town hall to focus on oil and gas drilling

April 3, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two elected officials in New Mexico’s largest metropolitan area want to talk about oil and gas development and whether there’s a need for an ordinance to govern drilling in the Albuquerque area. City Councilor and Democratic […]


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Judge holds climate change class in suits against big oil

March 21, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge presiding over lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about global warming to protect their profits is turning his courtroom into a classroom in what could be the first hearing to study […]


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Opposition to offshore drilling hardening in Massachusetts

March 19, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

BOSTON (AP) — Opposition to a Trump administration proposal to allow oil and gas drilling in coastal waters, including those off the Atlantic coast of Massachusetts, continues to grow on Beacon Hill. Just this week, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey […]


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Regulators OK environmental review for disputed oil pipeline

March 16, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators approved the final environmental review Thursday for Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline in northern Minnesota, setting the stage for a final decision on the disputed project […]


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Company urges appeals court to lift halt to pipeline work

March 14, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A company building a crude oil pipeline in Louisiana asked a federal appeals court Tuesday for an order that would allow it to immediately resume construction work in an environmentally fragile swamp. A three-judge panel from […]


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U.S. refinery workers head to Washington to urge biofuels reform

March 7, 2018

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A delegation of workers from U.S. oil refining companies that oppose the nation’s biofuels policy will converge on Washington on Wednesday to lobby lawmakers to find a way to lessen the regulation’s costs without hurting corn farmers […]