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Measure introduced in 2020 after years of residents’ complaints By Drew Costley The Associated Press LOS ANGELES » The University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles has a lot in common with urban areas across the U.S.: A dense population with lots of businesses and housing. A cluster of car dealers...
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WASHINGTON » The Environmental Protection Agency is taking its first major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-burning power plants, ordering utilities to stop dumping waste into unlined storage ponds and speed up plans to close leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash sites. Plants in four...
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Rules target gas emissions     Policy to shift dollars from road projects to alternate modes of transit By Noelle Phillips and Jon Murray The Denver Post The Colorado Transportation Commission approved new rules Thursday that aim to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases spewed into t...
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       By Clifford Krauss © The New York Times Co. HOUSTON » Exxon Mobil said Monday that it aimed to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from its operations in oil and gas fields in West Texas and New Mexico by 2030. The announcement is part of Exxon’s previously announ...
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  By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. One thing is certain when officials from OPEC, Russia and other oil-producing countries meet by teleconference Thursday to decide how much oil to produce in January they will want to try to make sure that last Friday’s sudden, sharp collapse in oil ...
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  By Cathy Bussewitz and Martha Irvine The Associated Press ARLINGTON, TEXAS » At a playground outside a North Texas day care, giggling preschoolers chase each other into a playhouse. Toddlers scoot by on tricycles. Just uphill, Total Energies is pumping for natural gas. The French energy g...
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  Critics of proposed reforms fear bills could fall to taxpayers By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Proposed reforms meant to ensure taxpayers don’t get stuck paying to clean up oil and gas sites could leave the public open to eventually covering billions of dollars in costs, environmentalist...
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By Lucas High BizWest Homebuilders must now take into account the locations of plugged and abandoned oil and gas wells when working in Broomfield. The City Council, on an 8-1 vote Tuesday, approved a measure that requires a 250-foot reverse setback between plugged wells and residential developmen...
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By Liam Denning Bloomberg Opinion Charif Souki, who founded the biggest U.S. natural gas-export firm and now chairs another called Tellurian Inc., isn’t known for mincing words. And he didn’t disappoint when tackling the issue of methane emissions at a recent event hosted by the Center for Strateg...
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    By Liam Denning Bloomberg Opinion Charif Souki, who founded the biggest U.S. natural gas-export firm and now chairs another called Tellurian Inc., isn’t known for mincing words. And he didn’t disappoint when tackling the issue of methane emissions at a recent event hosted...
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    By Jon Murray The Denver Post City leaders aim to make Denver International Airport “one of the greenest airports in the world,” but dozens of oil and gas wells that dot its sprawling landscape stand as clear contradictions of that goal. Now DIA says it will permanently plug those...
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  By Clifford Krauss © The New York Times Co. HOUSTON » Royal Dutch Shell on Monday sold its oil and gas production in the Permian Basin, the biggest American oil field, to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion in cash. The deal marks a turning point for Shell, which had put considerable effort i...
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OPEC says oil demand will exceed pre-pandemic levels   By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said Monday that demand for oil was expected to rebound above prepandemic levels next year. In its Monthly Oil Report, the group said that i...
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  By Bruce Finley The Denver Post COLORADO SPRINGS » Eighteen coal-fired power plants down. Another dozen to go as Colorado shifts its electricity supply system off fossil fuels. The latest shutdown at the massive Martin Drake Power Plant in downtown Colorado Springs last week brings the sh...
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    By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » U.S. officials launched a review Thursday of climate damage and other impacts from coal mining on public lands as the Biden administration expands its scrutiny of government fossil fuel sales that contribute to greenhouse gas ...
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    By Paul Krugman © The New York Times Co. Global warming is fake news. Anyway, it isn’t man-made. And doing anything about it would destroy the economy. Opponents of action against climate change have always relied on multiple lines of defense: If one argument for doing nothing bec...
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  By Tim Lydon Writers on the Range New Mexico, the third-ranking U.S. oil producer, has moved to curtail methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, moving it closer to neighboring Colorado’s leadership. Methane is a dangerous greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change and also ...
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  By Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. Soon after Joe Biden, then a presidential candidate, released his $2 trillion climate plan last year that promised to escalate the use of clean energy in the United States, the world’s major oil and gas groups dialed up their presence on Facebook....
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  By Cathy Bussewitz and Martha Irvine The Associated Press CRANE, TEXAS » Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt’s cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. The corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells that were drilled long before her fami...
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    The Biden administration will revise a Trump-era rule that allowed many coal-fired power plants to avoid or delay installing equipment that could prevent lead, selenium and other toxic pollutants from seeping into rivers and streams, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Mond...
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