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Schumer calls for crude oil safety standards for oil trains

June 7, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer wants federal regulators to quickly finalize a rule establishing volatility standards for crude oil shipped by rail. Schumer says federal data show shipments of Bakken crude across New York state to Northeast refineries […]


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Court vacates key federal permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

May 16, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appellate court vacated a key permit granted to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, saying Tuesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided no specific limits for the allowable impact on threatened and endangered species. […]


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Alaska House passes bonding bill for oil tax credits

May 4, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House has passed legislation to allow for bonding to pay the state’s remaining oil and gas tax credit obligations. Gov. Bill Walker’s bill would create a new bond corporation authorized to sell up to […]


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Federal judge skeptical about pipeline’s impact on wetlands

May 1, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

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 […]


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Environmentalists sue over western Colorado oil-gas drilling

April 27, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

DENVER (AP) — Environmental groups have asked a federal judge to block oil and gas drilling at 53 sites on public land in western Colorado, saying the U.S. Department of Interior didn’t fully analyze the risks to people and the […]


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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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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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California sues Trump administration over fracking rule

January 25, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general sued the Trump administration yet again Wednesday, this time for rolling back a fracking rule that the state says is designed to protect public health and the environment. The suit challenges the federal […]