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Hillary Clinton’s vow to regulate oil and gas fracking almost out of existence was met with skepticism Monday, failing to convince either industry or environment groups that she would – or could – end the controversial drilling practice if she becomes president. The front-runner for the Democratic ...
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With crude oil prices plunging government revenues have collapsed, and budget surpluses quickly turned into deficits. What's worse, investors are now starting to worry about their ability to pay back their debts. As a result, five oil producing countries were hit with downgrades from Standard and Po...
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a grave warning about the Mississippi River on Saturday. Because of an oil spill, it said, the cultural landmark is in “imminent and substantial danger” of being contaminated. The oil spill came from a train carrying 103 cars of Ba...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
MANILA – Fishermen and others who suffered economic losses due to the oil spill in Manila Bay are entitled to compensation from those responsible for it, House Deputy Minority Leader Arnel Ty said Sunday. Those who are responsible for the oil spill also need the cost of the cleanup. “We have a...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
A huge diesel oil spill has caused a 300-square-kilometre slick in the Philippines' Manila Bay, endangering the local fishing industry. A huge diesel oil spill has shut down parts of the Philippine capital's vital fishing industry, jeopardising the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people liv...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
New rules governing oil and gas extraction in Colorado may increase the review period for permits and add to a backlog of well applications as energy exploration proceeds at a pace to eclipse last year’s record. The new regulations by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which went int...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
Earlier this week, Exxon announced that while it wasn’t throwing in the towel, it would be forced to restructure its algae research with partner California-based Synthetic Genomics Inc (SGI). When the two launched their algae-derived biofuels program in 2009, Exxon planned to invest around $60...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Americans will spend  more than $1.4 billion filling up during their Memorial Day travels, according to an analysis released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The new analysis utilizes newly released data from the American Automotive Association (AAA), which estimated...
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Green Lifestyle Choices Don't Change the Systems That Make Fossil Fuels Attractive Which is why we need a structural solution, like a carbon tax. by MAGGIE KOERTH-BAKER Fossil fuels don't care which brand of paper towel you use. They don't care whether you put bamboo flooring in your kitchen, or ...
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keyston CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp, Canada's No. 2 pipeline company, said on Friday its long wait for U.S. government approval of its controversial Keystone XL project will further delay completion of the pipeline and push its cost above the company's $5.3 billion estimate.TransC...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
An oil pipeline rupture on March 29 poured thousands of barrels of heavy crude petroleum into the streets of Mayflower, Ark., focusing the environmental debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline back on the risks of spills. It was fears of a devastating spill in the environmentally sensitive Sandhil...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
  Dirty oil, at the root of this, has no moral compass. It is a style of bullying at the worst level. If the earth did not have the resources for renewable energy that its does, this would still be wrong. One oil spill is too much. Three oil spills happened in the last short week, bringing ho...
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Houston based Anadarko Petroleum recently drilled 11 horizontal wells in the Wattenberg Formation, which sits below portions of Colorado’s Front Range. The wells are expected to bring in an estimated $4 billion per year to Colorado’s economy. The reserves are estimated to contain between 500 million...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” is a common process used in the extraction of natural gas. This process is necessary to make the wells profitable by increasing yields. However, there is much controversy surrounding the process, which industry experts claim is safe. Oil and gas companies, along w...
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