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Stocks slip as energy prices fall and 10-day tech rally ends 22.7.2017 LA Times: Business

U.S. stocks finished slightly lower Friday as energy companies fell with oil prices and a 10-day rally for technology companies came to an end. But Wall Street mostly avoided the sharp losses that hit European stocks.

The price of U.S. crude oil fell 2.5% and pulled energy stocks lower. Technology...

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Environmental report on pipeline favorable for developers 22.7.2017 AP Business
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Atlantic Coast Pipeline intended to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have some adverse environmental effects, including impacts on water resources, forest and other habitats, but most could be reduced to insignificant levels, an assessment by federal regulators found....
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Who Charmed Whom? 21.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Associated Press reports that French President Emmanuel Macron has been reminiscing about his meetings with Donald Trump
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Regulators release environmental assessment of pipeline 21.7.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Pipeline intended to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have some adverse environmental effects, including impacts on water resources, forest and other habitats, but most could be reduced to insignificant levels, an assessment by federal regulators found. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which […]
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Regulators release environmental assessment of pipeline 21.7.2017 AP Business
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Atlantic Coast Pipeline intended to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have some adverse environmental effects, including impacts on water resources, forest and other habitats, but most could be reduced to insignificant levels, an assessment by federal regulators found....
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As Trump rolls back methane rules, what should the oil & gas industry do? 21.7.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Ben Ratner This post originally appeared on  Forbes . Recently,  at an oil and gas industry event  co-hosted by  Energy Dialogues and Shell in Houston , Ben Ratner, a Director at Environmental Defense Fund, met up with Michael Maher, presently with Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and a former longtime economist with ExxonMobil, to discuss the future of the natural gas industry. Specifically, they talked about the growing divide between those—in government and in the industry—who want less environmental regulation, particularly over the issue of methane emissions, and those who see sensible regulation as the best way for the industry to assure its future as offering a cleaner alternative to other, dirtier, fossil fuels. Since Michael and Ben met in Houston, the Trump Administration announced the U.S. departure from the Paris climate agreement and postponements and potential weakening of methane emission rules from the Environmental Protection Agency and Bureau of Land Management. ...
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Hydro, wind and solar make inroads in California's electric grid 21.7.2017 LA Times: Business

Wetter weather and continued growth in renewable energy sources resulted in some big changes in electricity generation in California in 2016, according to numbers recently released by the California Energy Commission.

Natural gas still accounted for the largest single share of in-state power generation...

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As Trump rolls back methane rules, what should the oil & gas industry do? 20.7.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Ben Ratner  and  Michael Maher This post originally appeared on Forbes . Recently,  at an oil and gas industry event  co-hosted by  Energy Dialogues and Shell in Houston , Ben Ratner, a Director at Environmental Defense Fund, met up with Michael Maher, presently with Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and a former longtime economist with ExxonMobil, to discuss the future of the natural gas industry. Specifically, they talked about the growing divide between those—in government and in the industry—who want less environmental regulation, particularly over the issue of methane emissions, and those who see sensible regulation as the best way for the industry to assure its future as offering a cleaner alternative to other, dirtier, fossil fuels. Since Michael and Ben met in Houston, the Trump Administration announced the U.S. departure from the Paris climate agreement and postponements and potential weakening of methane emission rules from the Environmental Protection Agency and Bureau of ...
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NC governor on Trump drilling plan: ‘Not off our coast’ 20.7.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Under pressure from President Donald Trump, North Carolina’s governor announced his opposition on Thursday to drilling for natural gas and oil off the Atlantic coast, saying it poses too much of a threat to the state’s beaches and tourism economy. Up against a Friday deadline for comment from elected officials […]
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State trade group can weigh in on Dakota Access pipeline 20.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge deciding whether to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline while more environmental review is completed says he’ll allow North Dakota’s main energy trade group to weigh in. Judge James Boasberg might also allow some national energy and manufacturing groups to have a say, though he didn’t immediately rule. The […]
U.S. Fines Exxon $2 Million Over Russia Sanctions Breaches 20.7.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The U.S. Treasury Department imposed a $2 million fine on Exxon Mobil Corp. for violating sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant’s chief executive.
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Russia's use of the 'energy weapon' against Western European countries still a strategic threat 20.7.2017 Environmental News Network
Although it has not been widely successful to date in the former Soviet zone, Russia’s use of the “energy weapon” against Western European countries in various forms still constitutes a strategic threat that warrants close attention from policymakers in Washington and throughout Europe, according to an issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
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Dakota Access developer's new pipeline rankling regulators 20.7.2017 AP Business
NEW WASHINGTON, Ohio (AP) -- The company that developed the Dakota Access oil pipeline is entangled in another fight, this time in Ohio where work on its multi-state natural gas pipeline has wrecked wetlands, flooded farm fields and flattened a 170-year-old farmhouse....
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Dakota Access developer’s new pipeline rankling regulators 20.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW WASHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — The company that developed the Dakota Access oil pipeline is entangled in another fight, this time in Ohio where work on its multi-state natural gas pipeline has wrecked wetlands, flooded farm fields and flattened a 170-year-old farmhouse. The federal commission that oversees gas pipelines told Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners last […]
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Dakota Access developer's new pipeline rankling regulators 20.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The federal commission that oversees gas pipelines told Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners last week to clean up its mess before it will allow the Rover Pipeline to flow.
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California is handling climate change all wrong 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Jerry Brown has won praise for promising that California will live up to the Paris accord despite President Trump’s withdrawal from the treaty. He also signed a climate deal with China last month, and has unveiled plans for a global climate summit in San Francisco next year. Earlier this week,...

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Rover Pipeline Problems Continue in Ohio and Michigan 20.7.2017 Truthout.com
Ohio's  Rover Pipeline  project faces continuing problems, with more spills of  drilling mud , ongoing questions about diesel fuel contamination, and orders issued last week by both the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission . "The significant thing that is very new here is that Ohio EPA has said that they are working very closely with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission," observed Cheryl Johncox at the Sierra Club. FERC issued a July 12 order that echoes multiple directives from the Ohio EPA's July 7 order to Energy Transfer Partners. Energy Transfer Partners, the Texas-based company that runs the pipeline project, has also now acknowledged Ohio EPA's regulatory authority, Johncox noted. "Those are pretty big significant changes to this conversation." FERC also issued another notice of violation on  July 13 , claiming that Energy Transfer Partners "did not fully and forthrightly disclose all relevant information" before demolishing a  historic home . ...
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Los Angeles natural gas field to reopen, but fight still on 20.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The planned reopening of a massive Los Angeles natural gas storage facility that spewed methane for months has only renewed the fight over its future. California state officials on Wednesday cleared the way for resumption at reduced capacity in the next few weeks of natural gas pumping into the underground Aliso […]
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East Timor vote highlights young nation’s uneven progress 20.7.2017 Washington Post: World
Almost two dozen parties are contesting parliamentary elections in East Timor this weekend that are likely to return independence heroes to power despite frustration in the young democracy with lack of economic progress and warnings the country could be bankrupt within a decade.
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In the push to deliver on campaign promises, Interior’s energy drive looms large 20.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Zinke has swiftly leveraged public lands and waters to promote oil, gas and coal development.
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