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Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

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, […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

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 […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

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 […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

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 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

GM Workers Trash Korea CEO Office After Company Holds Back Bonus

April 6, 2018

Via: Industry Week

General Motors Co. workers in South Korea forced their way into company executive offices, destroying and removing furniture, shortly after the local unit of the U.S. automaker told employees that there will be no bonuses due to a cash crisis. […]


Regulations

Over 70,000 sign petitions protesting pipelines in Virginia

March 28, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Environmentalists on Tuesday dropped on Gov. Ralph Northam’s desk petitions signed by more than 70,000 people supporting stricter rules for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines that energy companies plan to build across Virginia. One […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

BMW Sued by U.S. Diesel Drivers Over Emissions-Test Cheating

March 27, 2018

Via: Industry Week

BMW AG joined the growing list of carmakers sued by U.S. drivers for installing software designed to cheat diesel-emissions tests. Drivers of “tens of thousands” of X5 and 335D model diesel cars built between 2009 and 2011 sued BMW and […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

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 […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

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 […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

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 […]