User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
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Cleanup of orphaned oil wells could cost California $500 million, new report says 25.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

There are 5,500 orphaned wells statewide, most of them in L.A. and Long Beach. Thousands more are unproductive and could add to the state's liability.

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Dinosaur extinction: 'Asteroid strike was real culprit' 17.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
A team of scientists discounts the idea that large-scale volcanism drove the demise of the dinosaurs.
Energy Companies Have a Great Friend At Trump’s Interior Department: Their Former Lobbyist 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
David Bernhardt, the man in charge of the nation’s public lands, has come through the revolving door of Washington, D.C. lobbying and back out again. Before becoming secretary of the Department of the Interior, he collected nearly $5 million for his firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as a lobbyist and lawyer from energy clients. Since […]
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Trump’s Latest Environmental Rollback Is a Middle Finger to Common Sense 12.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled plans to gut one of America’s most important environmental laws—a move experts say is as much of a handout to polluting industries as it is a slap in the face to science […]
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Column: Don't try to make sense of Trump's Iran policy. He doesn't have one 7.1.2020 LA Times: Commentary

To expect intellectual consistency from Trump is like expecting a dog to meow. It's not in his nature.

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A New Trump Rule Would Fast-Track Oil Pipelines Without Consideration of Climate Change 4.1.2020 Mother Jones
The Trump administration will soon make it easier for projects like oil pipelines and highways to get federal approval regardless of their environmental risks and effects on climate change, according to the New York Times. The administration is expected to gut the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act by making more projects exempt from the environmental reviews […]
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Oil prices jump after top Iranian general killed by US 3.1.2020 BBC: Business
Analysts warn the move could escalate tensions in the region and affect global oil production.
Colorado’s biggest stories of the past decade 31.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A look back at some of the decade's biggest news stories, as selected by the editors of The Denver Post.
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Editorial: President Trump's very bad year on climate change hurts us all 27.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

President Trump spent this year like the previous two — feeding global warming through foolish policies aimed at increasing our reliance on fossil fuels.

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Longest UN climate talks end with no deal on carbon markets 15.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Marathon international climate talks ended Sunday with major polluters resisting calls to ramp up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponing the regulation of global carbon markets until next year.
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Saudi Arabia oil attacks: UN 'unable to confirm Iranian involvement' 11.12.2019 BBC: World
Saudi Arabia says Iran was involved in September's drone and missile strikes - something it denies.
Seven injured in fire at drilling facility near Erie Monday 10.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A fire at a drilling facility near Erie injured seven workers Monday.
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Climate change: Amazon oil boom under fire at UN talks 10.12.2019 BBC: Science
Indigenous people come to COP25 to protest plans to expand oil production in the western Amazon.
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Elevated level of cancer-causing benzene detected at Greeley school near oil and gas operation 5.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
An 11-well oil and gas industrial pad hummed as students played outside Bella Romero K-8 Academy in Greeley this week, a month after tests by Colorado's health department detected elevated levels of cancer-causing benzene in the air.
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Climate change: COP25 talks to open as 'point of no return' in sight 2.12.2019 BBC: World
Politicians and diplomats meet in Spain as scientists and charities say urgent steps are needed.
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How the Interior Department Got Swamped 1.12.2019 Mother Jones
This article originally was published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In October 2017, Ben Cassidy walked away from his lucrative lobbying gig at the National Rifle Association, where he raked in as much as $288,333 per year, for a post at the Department of the Interior. He’d spent nearly […]
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Syria conflict: Who benefits from its oil? 21.11.2019 BBC: World
The US is at the centre of an international row over claims to a slice of Syria's oil revenues.
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Soaring Fossil Fuel Production Is on Track to Blow Past Climate Goals 21.11.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The world’s top 10 fossil fuel-producing countries are on track to extract far more oil, gas and coal by 2030 than scientists say the planet can handle without experiencing catastrophic warming, according to a report published Wednesday. The first-of-its-kind analysis―conducted by […]
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Newsletter: What will Sondland say? 20.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES What Will Sondland Say?

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As oil prices drop and money dries up, is the U.S. shale boom going bust? 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The boom that helped make the U.S. the world's largest oil producer could be ending. Oil prices are down amid weak demand and investors no longer seem willing to write the industry a blank check.
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