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PepsiCo, Walmart and setting a standard for sustainable fleets 24.5.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A new BSR initiative brings together major fuel buyers to scope out the market for alternative fuels and heavy-duty electric vehicles.
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Trump proposes sharp cuts at Interior Department while pushing for more drilling on public lands 24.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
SPENDING-INTERIOR,0730 Trump proposes sharp cuts at Interior Department while pushing for more drilling on public lands ATTN: National, politics, environment editors; one photo Brady Dennis (c) 2017, The Washington Post The White House wants to cut the Interior Department budget by about 12 percent as the Trump administration shifts the agency’s focus toward promoting fossil fuel drilling and extraction on public lands and in federal waters. The budget proposal released Tuesday would reduce Inte... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Drilling In The Arctic Refuge Threatens The World's Birds 23.5.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Why should Americans who live in the lower 48 states care that the U.S. Congress may try to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling? After all, it’s thousands of miles away in far northeastern Alaska, a place so remote most Americans will never visit. Here’s why: No matter where you live in the United States, it’s very likely that some of your favorite local birds were born in the Arctic Refuge and return each year to raise their young. It is one of the most important bird nurseries on the planet and supports millions of birds that migrate from Alaska to every other state and six continents. It is so pristine that you can drink water straight from streams. There are few places like this left on Earth. Tucked away in the President’s budget proposal , amid high-profile cuts to decimate renewable energy research and protections for cherished places closer to home, is a proposal to open the Arctic Refuge to oil and gas drilling. The administration is proposing that Congress use ...
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The Energy 202: Trump doesn't budge on EPA budget 23.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
It remains to be seen if congressional Republicans will.
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Renewable energy, consumer groups disappointed with energy bill 23.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The jobs-energy omnibus bill passed by the Legislature contains several energy provisions that various stakeholder groups have opposed. Gov. Mark Dayton has not yet indicated whether he will sign it, though GOP leaders said they worked with the governor's staff to find compromise language.
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Pipeline planned at big Colorado well site, not noisy trucks 23.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DENVER (AP) — An energy company will build a pipeline to transport crude oil from a huge well complex inside a Colorado city before production starts, officials said Monday, easing the anxiety of nearby residents who feared noisy trucks would haul away the petroleum around the clock. Extraction Oil & Gas spokesman Brian Cain said […]
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Shell CEO says climate change is real, but energy demand growth is 'unstoppable' 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Ben van Beurden, the chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, took time to speak to The Washington Post on May 17 during a visit to Washington, and he touched on the oil giant’s transformation, climate change, millennials, the new Trump administration, economic sanctions, and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. It’s been a turbulent couple of years for the Shell chief executive. With the roller coaster in crude oil prices, the company’s stock has lurched from a high of $83.12 a s...
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Saudi expects production cut to go on 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Baghdad • Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said Monday that he doesn’t expect any objections to a nine-month extension to the existing output cut deal between OPEC and non-OPEC members — an agreement that would extend the deal through March 2018. Late last year, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC members reached a deal to cut production by 1.8 million barrels a day for six months, staring from January 2017. OPEC oil ministers will meet on Thursday in Vienna to discu... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Riyadh dances with Trump but goes home with Putin to prop up oil 22.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Saudi Arabia and Russia are at odds on pretty much everything: the war in Syria, policies on Iran, ties with Washington. But when it comes to propping up global oil prices, they have never been more aligned. Just look at how the world’s two biggest oil producers united last week to tell markets they want to maintain output curbs for an extra nine months. Coordinated leaks and official statements from Riyadh and Moscow — circulated even before the Saudis sit down to agree the cuts with OPEC this ...
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Diesel drivers who are “rolling coal” in Colorado: Tune up or pay up 22.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
Colorado is riding hard on diesel truck drivers that “roll coal,” the politically charged display of power on the roads that has doused other vehicles, such as environmentally friendly Priuses, with sooty black smoke. Do it in Colorado and face a $100 fine.
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Longmont’s median ban starts Monday 22.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
Longmont's new prohibition against standing or sitting on traffic median islands where city officials have deemed that to be particularly unsafe takes effect on Monday.
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Innovations make America’s cars faster yet more efficient 22.5.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Improvements in technology and engineering have caused the acceleration in horsepower while at the same time engines have gotten more smaller, more efficient and more powerful.
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After 37 years, Angola will get a new president. Can Joao Lourenco reduce widespread corruption? 22.5.2017 Washington Post: World
The heir apparent to Angola's long-serving leader says he'll seek more transparency and foreign investment.
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Ohio Pipeline Spill Raises Broader Questions About Oversight 21.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Releases of more than two million gallons of drilling mud triggered federal and state agency actions against the developer of Ohio's Rover Pipeline this month, and advocates suggest those incidents may be part of a bigger problem in the rush to develop Ohio's shale oil and gas. "I suspect this is just the tip of the iceberg," said Ted Auch at FracTracker Alliance, with many other problems, he and others suspect, going undetected. "How many little spills are there?" In April, construction activities for the Rover Pipeline led to "inadvertent" releases of a total of more than two million gallons of drilling fluid at and near Ohio rivers and wetlands. Now a May 5 enforcement letter from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency seeks $431,000 and other actions from Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners for alleged violations of Ohio laws. "We are significant proponents of shale oil and gas development in Ohio… but the governor would say you have to do it right," said Ohio Environmental Protection Agency ...
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At the Pentagon, overpriced fuel sparks allegations — and denials — of a slush fund 21.5.2017 Washington Post
The Pentagon has generated almost $6 billion over the past seven years by charging the armed forces excessive prices for fuel and has used the money — called the “bishop’s fund” by some critics — to bolster mismanaged or underfunded military programs, documents show.
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Rollback of EPA rules already benefiting one gas company 21.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

Devon’s pushback is the first known example under the Trump administration of an accused polluter backing away from a proposed environmental settlement.
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Ex-coal CEO seeks vindication in blast after year in prison 21.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Nashville, Tenn. • After finishing a one-year prison sentence, a former West Virginia coal executive has wasted no time resuming a campaign for vindication in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. In a phone interview Friday, ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship took up the same fight he waged before his 2015 trial: to convince people that natural gas, and not methane gas and excess coal dust, was at the root of the explosion at Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia, which killed 29...
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A surprise victory for environmentalists on methane 20.5.2017 Washington Post: Editorials
The Senate didn’t kill a rational rule. Now, the Interior Department should preserve it.
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China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor 20.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Beijing • Commercial development of the globe’s huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as “combustible ice” has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines. But experts said Friday that large-scale production remains many years away — and if not done properly could flood the atmosphere with climate-changing greenhouse gases. Combustible ice is a frozen mixture of water and concentrated natural gas. Technically know...
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Dow jumps 141 points, but stocks still post a down week 20.5.2017 LA Times: Business

Industrial companies led U.S. stocks higher Friday, giving the stock market its second gain in two days. Still, indexes ended the week lower.

Friday’s rally was broad, with all 11 industry sectors in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closing higher. That included energy stocks, which climbed as the...

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