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Oil and gas front group fails to read fine print on climate pollution…again 22.2.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Oil and gas front group fails to read fine print on climate pollution…again
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The Energy 202: Koch brothers try to kill gas tax hike 21.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
They're at odds with Trump on this one.
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A Government Scientist Resigned in Protest After the Trump Administration Demanded Sensitive Oil Data 21.2.2018 Mother Jones
Murray Hitzman could have had a long and distinguished career at the US Geological Survey. In September 2016, when he joined the USGS as head of its energy and minerals program, his name was being floated as a possible future director of the agency. But just 15 months later, he resigned in protest over what […]
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America's Emerging Petro Economy Flips the Impact of Oil 21.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The effect of oil prices on the U.S. economy used to be straightforward: Higher was bad. Yet between 2014 and early 2016, as oil collapsed, growth slowed sharply. Since then oil has doubled, yet the economy has accelerated.
Matt Lepore, Colorado’s top oil and gas industry regulator, resigns 20.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
Matt Lepore, Colorado's top oil and gas regulator for the past five years, has resigned to take a job with an energy consulting firm.
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The Energy 202: Trump under pressure to keep an Obama-era climate decision he hasn't tried to kill (yet) 20.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump under pressure to keep an Obama-era climate decision he hasn't tried to kill (yet)
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It’s Been One Year of Amazing Scott Pruitt Accomplishments, All of Them Horrible 20.2.2018 Mother Jones
It’s been one year since Scott Pruitt took control of the Environmental Protection Agency. In that time, he’s undermined dozens of regulations on air and water pollution, made major cuts to agency staff, and curtailed enforcement of environmental rules. Here’s a look at his disturbing record so far: Greenhouse Gas Limits: Declaring “the war against […]
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Noble Energy, Israel's Delek to Supply Gas to Egypt 20.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Investors in Israel’s natural-gas fields agreed Monday to supply an Egyptian company with gas valued at $15 billion, a deal that will build on growing ties between once-hostile neighbors.
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Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands 19.2.2018 AP National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees....
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Oil Producers Buy Back Shares After Years of Selling New Stock 19.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
North American energy producers survived the recent oil bust in large part by selling more than $60 billion of new stock. Now they’re beginning to buy it back.
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APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040 19.2.2018 AP Business
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility's president and CEO told The Associated Press....
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Why Are More Cities Divesting From Big Oil? It's Moral -- and Practical 19.2.2018 Truthout.com
Direct divestments and lawsuits that began on the West Coast are spreading, with New York being the latest city to pull its funding out of oil and coal. The global financial and insurance industries are starting to recognize that fossil fuel investments don't make moral or economic sense. Thousands of New Yorkers came together for the #Sandy5 march on October 28, 2017, to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Participants demanded powerful climate action from New York's elected officials. (Photo: Erik McGregor / Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images) In January, New York City announced that it would both  divest its $189 billion pension fund from fossil fuel companies  and sue the world's five biggest oil companies for their contributions to catastrophic climate change. The city plans to move the $5 billion it now invests in fossil fuel companies into other investments within the next five years. The lawsuit, in turn, cites climate change-caused damage, such as flooding and ...
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Meet the New ‘Renewable Superpowers’: Nations That Boss the Materials Used for Wind and Solar 19.2.2018 The Wire

The fossil fuel era won't last forever. And a new set of countries will find their reserves of lithium, copper and rare earth metals are in high demand.

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Agency managing vast US lands experiences year of upheaval 19.2.2018 AP National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees....
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Electric cars and technology are upending transportation as we know it. But is Colorado prepared? 18.2.2018 Denver Post: Business
The electric revolution is here. But it's not clear that Colorado policymakers are truly ready for the changes ahead.
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All pain, no gain: BLM methane rule rollback hurts Westerners, helps no one 17.2.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
All pain, no gain: BLM methane rule rollback hurts Westerners, helps no one
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Houston firm sues ex Venezuelan oil czar Ramirez over bribes 17.2.2018 AP Business
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Venezuela's former oil czar Rafael Ramirez is being sued by a Houston company that alleges he was behind alleged demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the country....
Clean energy – not natural gas – drove decarbonization in 2017 17.2.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Clean energy – not natural gas – drove decarbonization in 2017
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How Industry Has Taken Over Scott Pruitt’s EPA 16.2.2018 Mother Jones
First came the smoke. The explosion hit 20 minutes later—so massive it killed 15, injured 260, damaged or destroyed 150 buildings, shattered glass a mile out and set trees ablaze. Under stadium lights, the West, Texas, high school football field, home of the Trojans, was transformed into a makeshift triage center. The 2013 disaster in […]
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Did 4 activists need to shut down an oil pipeline? Minn. court will decide 16.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Climate change activists tried to shut off a northwest Minnesota oil pipeline and were arrested. Now, an appeals court will decide whether they can use the "necessity defense."
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