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           THOMPSON DIVIDE   By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. More than a decade of advocacy by a broad coalition of Colorado conservationists, ranchers, local governments and recreationists paid off Wednesday when federal officials banned new oil a...
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By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON>> The Biden administration issued a final rule Wednesday aimed at curbing methane leaks from oil and gas drilling on federal and tribal lands, its latest action to crack down on emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes sig...
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By Clifford Krauss The New York Times Exxon Mobil and Chevron, the two largest U.S. oil companies, this month committed to spending more than $50 billion each to buy smaller companies in deals that would let them produce more oil and natural gas for decades to come. But a day after Chevron announ...
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By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Larry and Mary Bosaw, who live near Fort Lupton, have something in common with municipal officials and landowners in Frederick and Dacono as well as state regulators: They want K.P. Kauffman Co. to take care of the problems created by its oil and gas operati...
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           UTAH OIL TRAIN Proposal chugs along amid environmental concerns By Sam Metz The Associated Press DUCHESNE, Utah>> On plateaus overlooking the Uinta Basin’s hills of sandstone and sagebrush, pumpjacks bob their heads as they lift viscous black and ...
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By Stanley Reed The New York Times HAIFA, Israel>> Six miles off the coast of Israel, beyond the brightly colored sails of wind surfers, an ungainly steel structure looms above the blue Mediterranean. This 200-foot-tall stack of living quarters, tanks and pipes regulates and processes a tor...
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             By Madeleine Ngo The New York Times WASHINGTON>> Tiffany Berger spent more than a decade working at a coal-fired power plant in Coshocton County, Ohio, eventually becoming a unit operator making about $100,000 annually. But in 2020, American ...
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            By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE>> Some Republican members of Congress voiced opposition Thursday to the Biden administration’s recent move to withdraw hundreds of square miles of federal land in New Mexico from oil and gas d...
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           ENVIRONMENT  By Hiroko Tabuchi The New York Times Natural gas, long seen as a cleaner alternative to coal and an important tool in the fight to slow global warming, can be just as harmful to the climate, a new study has concluded, unless companies can al...
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By Dave Marston Writers on the Range The good news these days about Farmington, New Mexico, is that the air looks clear. That’s a huge change. For 60 years the air was dingy, polluted by two, enormous coal-fired power stations in nine units that produced 3,723 megawatts of generation — enough to ...
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By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press WASHINGTON>> Oil and gas producers talk up technological breakthroughs they say will soon allow the world to drill and burn fossil fuels without worsening global warming. U.S. climate envoy John Kerry says the time is here for the industry to prove it...
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By Max Bearak The New York Times When the Biden administration greenlighted the $8 billion Willow oil project on Alaska’s North Slope last month, many decried the move as a betrayal of the United States’ pledge to move away from fossil fuels in the fight against climate change. But an analysis of...
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By Lisa Friedman The New York Times WASHINGTON>> In one of its most consequential climate decisions, the Biden administration is planning to greenlight an enormous $8 billion oil drilling project in the North Slope of Alaska, according to two people familiar with the decision. Alaska lawmak...
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By Lynsey Chutel and John Eligon The New York Times PHOLA, SOUTH AFRICA >> Dozens of cattle farmers swarmed the excavator clawing into a green pasture in South Africa’s coal belt, shouting a threat to the man behind the controls: Stop digging, or they would topple the machine. They were de...
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At just 57% recovery, Greeley is only metro area that has yet to bounce back By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Nearly three years after the start of the pandemic, Greeley is the only one of Colorado’s metro areas whose economy hasn’t fully recovered, and the reason might be the same one for...
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By Frank Jordans The Associated Press BERLIN>> Insurance companies that have long said they will cover anything at the right price increasingly are ruling out fossil fuel projects because of climate change — to cheers from environmental campaigners. More than a dozen groups that track what ...
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By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press KIRTLAND, N.M. » The clamor of second-graders breaking away from lessons to form lunch lines has gotten quieter in a rural New Mexico community, where families losing coal jobs have been forced to pack up and leave in search of work.At Judy Nelson El...
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OIL, GAS LEASES Climate damage will get new look Settlement involves government land in N.D., Montana By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration reached a legal settlement Tuesday that requires the government to reexamine potential climate damages from oil ...
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By Janet McConnaughey The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS » The Interior Department is giving 24 states a total of $560 million to start cleaning high-priority derelict oil and gas wells abandoned on state and private land, the department said Thursday. It said up to 10,000 wells could be dealt with...
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By Matthew Brown and Michael Phillis The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The U.S. oil industry hit a legal roadblock in January when a judge struck down a $192 million oil and natural gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico over future global warming emissions from burning the fuels. It came at a ...
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