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First Nations Treaty Alliance Says Newly-Approved Tar Sands Pipelines Will Not Be Built 7.12.2016
Despite widespread opposition to the expansion of tar sands infrastructure in Canada, the country's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved two massive energy projects last week. If built, the expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline would triple its current capacity -- potentially moving nearly 900,000 barrels of crude oil each day. A second pipeline project, known as Enbridge Line 3 also got the go-ahead While the government did deny another Enbridge bid, and banned crude tankers from the northern coast of British Columbia near Alaska, the Prime Minister said tar sands oil production will only increase. Energy transport companies argue pipelines are a safer alternative to the controversial practice of shipping oil by rail. Trudeau's Liberal Party prevailed in last year's elections in small part to his promises to reduce reliance on oil, protect the environment and honor the country's First Nations peoples. Now 100 tribes have joined in a Treaty Alliance to strengthen their resistance to ...
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Standing Rock inspires Canadian mobilization against extreme pipelines 7.12.2016 - News for the rest of us
The mobilization at Standing Rock and the conviction to speak out against extreme pipelines is having a profound affect here in Canada.  "More than 10,000 have come here from all over the world", reports BBC's James Cook in his compelling news report from the Standing Rock camp . ...
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Nigeria, Morocco to build natural gas pipeline 7.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Lagos, Nigeria • Nigeria and Morocco have agreed to build a pipeline to carry Nigerian natural gas to North Africa and Europe in a major initiative to boost energy production across West Africa and create industrial hubs to attract foreign investment, a joint statement said Wednesday. The two countries’ sovereign wealth funds will jointly develop the pipeline to run about 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) along the West African coast from Nigeria to Morocco on a route yet to be decided, it said. Co...
Shell Expected to Sign Iran Oil Deal Despite Uncertainty Over Trump 7.12.2016 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Shell is set to sign a deal to develop a major Iranian oil field, according to the country’s oil ministry, suggesting energy companies won’t let Donald Trump’s pledge to undo the Iran nuclear deal deter them from investing.
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Making the business case on climate change to Trump 7.12.2016
Here's how to create tens of thousands of jobs without raising taxes.
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Google Says It Will Achieve 100 Percent Renewable Energy Next Year 7.12.2016 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Tech giants are jockeying to be the first to hit a 100 percent renewable energy goal. Google, which has invested in solar and wind energy for a decade, intends to get there by 2017. Google is the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy and plans to buy enough wind and solar energy to offset all the electricity used by its 13 data centers and offices in 150 cities worldwide, the company said Tuesday. Apple seems close to reaching its own 100 percent goal as well. The company said it achieved 93 percent in 2015 . An Apple spokeswoman said the company has yet to set a year for when they would likely cross the finish line. For Google, hitting the 100 percent target means for every unit of electricity it consumes—typically from coal or natural gas power plants—it would buy a unit of wind or solar electricity. The company wouldn't say how much electricity it will need to have purchased by ...
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Methane Detectors Challenge: An Unlikely Partnership 7.12.2016 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Ben Ratner The 2016 election was one of the most divisive in recent history. I cannot remember a more polarizing time. However, today, I believe, more strongly than ever, that many Americans across the political spectrum have a hunger for something better: for turning down the volume, having rational conversations and finding common ground that unites us. In the energy sector and environmental communities, this common ground means achieving solutions that benefit the environment and help businesses thrive, not pitting one against the other. Three years ago, Environmental Defense Fund launched the Methane Detectors Challenge , an unlikely partnership between oil and gas companies and U.S.-based technology developers. This partnership aims to reduce methane emissions by catalyzing technology solutions that continuously detect these emissions. This is our story.  A Shared Problem, A Shared Solution About 25 percent of today’s warming is driven by emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Methane ...
California’s PG&E Installs Innovative Methane Detection Technology 7.12.2016 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
California’s PG&E Installs Innovative Methane Detection Technology
Pipeline delays cost builder millions, risking contract loss 6.12.2016 AP Business
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been delayed after the U.S. Army declined to grant an easement for the final few thousand feet under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota pending further study. Pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners originally was expected to finish the pipeline before the end of this year, but the Army's move likely delays it by several months. That will be costly to the Dallas-based company, but industry ex...
Wall Street flat as telecom gains fail to counter oil drop 6.12.2016 Yahoo: Business

Traders work on the floor of the NYSE(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday, as gains in telecom services were offset by losses in energy stocks following a drop in oil prices.

Oil firms and carmakers diverge in costly debate 6.12.2016 Technology

Signboards display fuel prices at an ENI petrol station in RomeMany carmakers are predicting a significant shift to electric vehicles in the next decade. Advances in battery technology and the growth of autonomous driving and ride sharing - suited to electric vehicles - will power this expansion, they reason. Over half of all crude oil pumped is used for transport.

Stocks slip as oil prices and energy companies decline 6.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in energy companies as the price of crude oil turns lower.

Several of the biggest decliners in the Standard & Poor's 500 index in early trading Tuesday were energy companies.

Devon Energy and rig operator Transocean each fell 3%.

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Judge's Radical Exxon Ruling Could Turn the Legal System Upside Down 6.12.2016
A Texas judge stated that he found sufficient grounds for ExxonMobil to investigate whether two attorneys general (AGs) had acted in bad faith when, in fact, the AGs have been engaged in activities that are commonplace and entirely appropriate for state prosecutors. (Photo: Thomas Hawk / Flickr ) A Texas federal judge's recent order -- that the attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York must submit to questioning by lawyers for ExxonMobil about why they are investigating the company -- is highly unusual and unwarranted, as is the underlying lawsuit brought by ExxonMobil against the prosecutors. If upheld, this approach could turn the legal system upside down, allowing wrongdoers possessing sufficient resources to file lawsuits that paralyze law enforcement efforts aimed at protecting the public. Although the Texas judge stated that he found sufficient grounds for ExxonMobil to investigate whether the two AGs had acted in bad faith, in fact the AGs have been engaged in activities that are commonplace ...
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Russian, OPEC ministers to meet this week on oil output cuts 6.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

VIENNA (AP) — Russia’s energy minister says he will meet with OPEC oil ministers this week for talks expected to focus on production cuts aimed at driving up the price of crude. Russia’s TASS news agency cited Alexander Novak as saying Tuesday that he will be at the meeting in Vienna. Saturday’s talks will come […]
Oil industry urges Trump to approve Dakota Access pipeline 6.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a priority when he takes office next month, but a spokesman for Trump isn’t offering many clues about how the incoming president might act. Meanwhile, the leader of the Standing Rock Sioux is calling […]
Could Dakota Access pipeline move after permit is denied? 6.12.2016 Yahoo: US National
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Army's refusal to grant a permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross beneath the Missouri River has focused more attention on alternative routes, but several other options already have been considered and rejected as being more risky and ...
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Oil industry urges Trump to approve Dakota Access pipeline 6.12.2016 AP Politics
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a priority when he takes office next month, but a spokesman for Trump isn't offering many clues about how the incoming president might act....
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Banks boost Dow, tech stocks recover 6.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • U.S. stocks resumed their climb Monday as investors bought stocks that stand to benefit from economic growth, like banks, as well as technology companies, which have been mostly left out of a post-election rally. The Dow Jones industrial set another record high. Energy companies rose as the price of oil reached its highest level since July 2015. Small-company stocks continued to outpace the rest of the market. Technology companies have fallen since the election as big names like Faceb... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Trump not divulging his plans for Dakota pipeline 6.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Cannon Ball, N.D. • Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a “top priority” when he takes office next month, while opponents who have protested the project for months are vowing to stay put on their sprawling North Dakota encampment despite harsh winter weather and a tribal leaders’ call to leave. The moves come after the Army declined to issue a permit for the $3.8 billion pipeline to cross under a Missouri River rese...
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With Dakota Access pipeline halted, what happens now? 6.12.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Energy Transfer Partners says the Dakota Access pipeline is mostly complete, except for the now-blocked segment near Lake Oahe. The Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday it needs to consider alternate routes. What will that mean for the pipeline's path?
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