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Trump's victory, the threat to California's greatest natural resource and new urgency for a strong Coastal Commission 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Trump names 'Mad Dog' Mattis as his Defense secretary, but Congress will need to grant a waiver first Dec. 3, 2016, 9:14 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening: John Mattis' appointment to serve as secretary...
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The Trump victory, the threat to California's greatest natural resource, and the new urgency for a strong Coastal Commission 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

All summer long, I celebrated the California coast, marking the 40-year anniversary of protections built into the Coastal Act.

Now winter is coming on, and I’m scared of what could happen to the greatest 1,100-mile beach on  the planet.

We have a president-elect who said he’d like to bulldoze the...

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For Russia, Trump presidency offers hope of sanctions relief 3.12.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russia's government staunchly denies reports that it tampered in the U.S. election or supported either candidate, but once the results were in, members of President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party didn't hold back....
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For Russia, Trump presidency offers hope of sanctions relief 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s government staunchly denies reports that it tampered in the U.S. election or supported either candidate, but once the results were in, members of President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party didn’t hold back. “It turns out that United Russia won the elections in America,” Viktor Nazarov, the governor of Omsk, Russia, declared […]
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Mexico to Test Foreign Oil Firms' Deep-Water Mettle 3.12.2016 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Mexico is opening what’s considered the crown jewel of its energy industry—deep-water fields in the Gulf of Mexico—to foreign bidders in a move to reverse the nation’s declining crude oil production.
With Trump waiting in the wings, California Democrats ask Obama to block future offshore drilling 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: State treasurer seeks help for pot businesses using cash, politics podcast digs into the choice for attorney general Dec. 2, 2016, 2:44 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: State Treasurer...
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U.S. rig count up 4 this week, Utah down one 3.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Houston • The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by four this week to 597. Utah’s rig count fell by one. A year ago, 737 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have curtailed exploration, although the rig count has been rising in recent weeks. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 477 rigs sought oil and 119 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed as miscellaneous. Texas gained seven rigs, Wyoming increased by four ...
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US rig count up 4 this week to 597; Texas adds 7 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by four this week to 597. A year ago, 737 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have curtailed exploration, although the rig count has been rising in recent weeks. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday […]
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ISIS' toxic legacy: Iraqis battle blazing oil wells 2.12.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Menacing black smoke hangs over the town of al-Qayyara. The air here is poison.
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BP to Proceed with Deep Water Project in Gulf of Mexico 2.12.2016 Wall St. Journal: US Business
BP plans to press ahead with a major deep water project in the Gulf of Mexico—the latest evidence oil companies are tentatively wading back into big-ticket projects amid signs a two-year crude-market slump is ending.
APNewsBreak: US overhauls public land use planning 2.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West. The move by the Bureau of Land Management aims to address longstanding criticism of an often-cumbersome process that dictates development across almost 250 […]
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APNewsBreak: US overhauls public land use planning 2.12.2016 AP National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West....
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U.S. consumers should feel muted impact from rising oil price 1.12.2016 Denver Post: Local
OPEC's decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual.
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Oil leases in Utah's scenic Nine Mile Canyon will be up for bid in BLM's first online auction 1.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Bureau of Land Management’s latest offerings for oil and gas leases include parcels in Nine Mile Canyon, spurring protests from several groups that say inviting yet more development there conflicts with proper stewardship of the ancient rock art that abounds along the canyon walls. The federal agency was also lambasted from the opposite direction by state officials who say the BLM is not offering enough parcels for lease in defiance of its multiple-use mission and its own area management p...
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U.S. consumers should feel muted impact from rising oil price 1.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Dallas • OPEC’s decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual. The cartel agreed Wednesday to cut output by 1.2 million barrels a day, reversing a strategy that produced lower oil prices and pain for U.S. drillers but saved money for consumers. Even if OPEC members carry through on their promises, global oil production would only fall by about 1 percent. There is still more supply than de...
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U.S. consumers should feel muted impact from rising oil price 1.12.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
OPEC's decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual.
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Iran welcomes OPEC production cut decision 1.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is welcoming a Wednesday OPEC deal that cut the oil cartel’s output to push up crude prices. Speaking in a provincial meeting, broadcast live on State TV Thursday, Rouhani called the decision “a positive development.” Iran had initially been hesitant to cut its oil production. The country […]
Obama stays busy on environmental front in final weeks 1.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing fears of a Donald Trump presidency, environmental groups are urging President Barack Obama to stay busy in his final weeks. He is listening. With his days in office numbered, Obama has pushed ahead with several executive actions aimed at protecting the nation’s land, air and water, even as he acknowledges his […]
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OPEC cuts will have a muted effect on consumers 1.12.2016 AP National
DALLAS (AP) -- OPEC's decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual....
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OPEC cuts will have a muted effect on consumers 1.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

DALLAS (AP) — OPEC’s decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual. The cartel agreed Wednesday to cut output by 1.2 million barrels a day, reversing a strategy that produced lower oil prices and pain […]
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