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New Jersey governor signs drill ban to thwart Trump plan 20.4.2018 AP Washington
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) -- On the anniversary of the largest marine oil spill in the petroleum industry, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday prohibiting oil and natural gas drilling in state waters, as well as preventing infrastructure like pipelines that could support drilling in more distant federal waters....
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Stocks veer broadly lower; tech shares tumble 20.4.2018 LA Times: Business

U.S. stocks veered broadly lower in morning trading Friday, extending the market's modest losses from the day earlier. Technology stocks accounted for a big part of the slide. Healthcare stocks and consumer goods companies also declined. Energy companies fell along with the price of crude oil.

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Catching a Breeze 20.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  Three years ago, after the collapse of Cape Wind off Nantucket Sound, renewable offshore wind energy in the United States was “a stone dead market,” according to Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America. His Danish parent company, formerly DONG Energy, has built more offshore wind farms than any country in the world. Cape Wind, the 130-turbine, 468-megawatt brainchild of clean energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon, was litigated to the grave by local residents as too ruinous to the Cape Cod seascape. It was resisted by liberal Kennedys and right-wing Kochs alike. Despite its environmental benefits, the project also was persistently criticized as a noncompetitive boondoggle with outrageous power costs. The death knell of America’s first would-be offshore wind farm was arguably most felt in New Bedford, Massachusetts. That city, despite being the richest seafood port in the United States, has long been beset by ...
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For 15 Years, Energy Transfer Partners Pipelines Leaked an Average of Once Every 11 Days 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A new report from environmental groups Greenpeace USA and the Waterkeeper Alliance, Dakota Access builder Energy Transfer Partners has had spills amassing over 3.6 million gallons of hazardous liquids over the course of fifteen years. The report also notes that the fossil fuel industry's record of spills has only gotten worse over time. An aerial view shows a natural gas liquids pipeline under construction October 26, 2017 in Smith Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg / Getty Images) 5,475 days, 527 pipeline spills: that's the math presented in a new report from environmental groups Greenpeace USA and the Waterkeeper Alliance examining pipelines involving  Dakota Access  builder Energy Transfer Partners (ETP). It's based on public data from 2002 to 2017. All told, those leaks released 3.6 million gallons of hazardous liquids, including 2.8 million gallons of crude oil, according to data collected from the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration ...
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8 years after Deepwater Horizon explosion, is another disaster waiting to happen? 20.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Eight years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion, a safety watchdog aims to prevent another disaster. But it faces multiple challenges, and a shift in focus under the Trump administration.
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The Energy 202: Why the Trump administration wants to open ANWR to drilling so quickly 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
There could be a Democratic president in four years.
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Catching a Breeze 20.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  Three years ago, after the collapse of Cape Wind off Nantucket Sound, renewable offshore wind energy in the United States was “a stone dead market,” according to Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America. His Danish parent company, formerly DONG Energy, has built more offshore wind farms than any country in the world. Cape Wind, the 130-turbine, 468-megawatt brainchild of clean energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon, was litigated to the grave by local residents as too ruinous to the Cape Cod seascape. It was resisted by liberal Kennedys and right-wing Kochs alike. Despite its environmental benefits, the project also was persistently criticized as a noncompetitive boondoggle with outrageous power costs. The death knell of America’s first would-be offshore wind farm was arguably most felt in New Bedford, Massachusetts. That city, despite being the richest seafood port in the United States, has long been beset by ...
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Long-awaited plan for San Gabriel Mountains National Monument limits new mining and energy development 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

New oil, gas and mineral exploration and development will be barred in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument under a long-awaited management plan, released Thursday, governing the largest wilderness in Los Angeles County.

The U.S. Forest Service plan prioritizes environmental protection over...

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Solar sailing 20.4.2018 BBC: Business
How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.
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Stocks end modestly higher as earnings come in; oil prices surge 19.4.2018 LA Times: Business

U.S. stocks finished modestly higher Wednesday, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 index its third gain in as many days.

Energy companies rose more than the rest of the market, riding a big upturn in crude oil prices. Solid gains in industrial stocks and retailers outweighed losses among food and...

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Stocks rise modestly as earnings reports come in; oil prices surge 18.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

U.S. stocks were modestly higher Wednesday morning, bouncing back from an early wobble and extending gains from the day before. Gains by retailers and industrial companies outweighed losses in technology; several chipmakers declined. Energy stocks climbed as crude oil prices surged.

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Under Louisiana Bill, Peaceful Protesters Could Face 20 Years in Prison 18.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
New Orleans, LA, September 21, 2013, The environmental group 350.org's 'Draw the Line' on Tar Sands and the Keystone XL pipeline protest took the form of a second line parade as it made its way through the french quarter. Under a proposed Louisiana law, peaceful protests against pipeline infrastructural projects bear the possibility of prison sentences as long as 20 years, or fines of up to $10,000. (Photo: Julie Dermansky / Corbis via Getty Images) With House Bill 727, Louisiana has joined a growing number of states that are criminalizing nonviolent civil disobedience actions at "critical infrastructure" sites, which typically include pipelines, refineries and electrical power facilities. Financed by Big Oil, the Louisiana bill makes even discussing a possible trespass action punishable with prison sentences of five years and fines up to $10,000. New Orleans, LA, September 21, 2013, The environmental group 350.org's 'Draw the Line' on Tar Sands and the Keystone XL pipeline protest took the form of a ...
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Eni investing 7 billion euros in Italy over 4 years 18.4.2018 AP Business
MILAN (AP) -- Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi says that the oil giant will invest 7 billion euros ($8.6 billion) in activities in its home country of Italy over the next four years....
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Two Colorado counties sue Suncor and ExxonMobil demanding help covering the cost of adapting to climate change 18.4.2018 Denver Post: Business
Boulder and San Miguel counties on Tuesday joined other state and city governments in suing large oil and gas companies for damages related to climate change scientists link to burning fossil fuels.
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Zinke’s travel was proper with one exception — a $12,357 chartered flight, Interior investigators say 17.4.2018 Washington Post
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's trips aboard military jets checked out. But the chartered flight from Las Vegas to Montana, billed to taxpayers, drew significant scrutiny.
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An Oil Company Faced Pushback About Fracking Near a Charter, So It Moved Next to a Low-Income Public School 17.4.2018 Mother Jones
In one of the most fracked counties in the country, a fight is underway between environmental justice advocates and the Colorado commission that oversees oil and gas development. Four environmental and civil rights groups are suing the commission for allowing a company to build 24 oil and gas wells by a public school in a low-income area—after the […]
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The Energy 202: Trump's new rules make it easier for energy companies to escape penalties for killing birds 16.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Accidentally killing birds no longer breaks the law.
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Spring storm moves east after blanketing central US in snow 16.4.2018 AP National
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota residents slogged through a mid-April storm Sunday that dumped 2 feet (half a meter) of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest, coated roads with ice and battered areas farther south with powerful winds and tornadoes before plowing toward the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S....
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In Red America vs. Blue America, California will stay the most active front 15.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

“An irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces” — that’s how U.S. Sen. William Seward of New York described the rising strife and mounting enmity between the North and South in 1858, three years before the start of the Civil War.

It’s also a pretty fair description of the relationship...

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Ryan Zinke Needs to Decide if He Wants to Spend the $2.5 Billion Congress Gave Him 13.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Since his confirmation in March 2017, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s push to trim the department he oversees while opening more public lands to energy development has been lauded by Republicans and denounced by Democrats. When it came to the […]
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