User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
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Rollback of EPA rules already benefiting one gas company 21.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

Devon’s pushback is the first known example under the Trump administration of an accused polluter backing away from a proposed environmental settlement.
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Trump may hate California, but he's not shy about asking its residents for donations 20.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Guess what, California. Donald Trump, who’d love for us to fall into the ocean even if he loses his golf course, is running for president.


Assuming he doesn’t get impeached.

I know this because he, or one of his people, sent me a text asking for money. Why me? I’ve been on the mailing list...

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A surprise victory for environmentalists on methane 20.5.2017 Washington Post: Editorials
The Senate didn’t kill a rational rule. Now, the Interior Department should preserve it.
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China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor 20.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Beijing • Commercial development of the globe’s huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as “combustible ice” has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines. But experts said Friday that large-scale production remains many years away — and if not done properly could flood the atmosphere with climate-changing greenhouse gases. Combustible ice is a frozen mixture of water and concentrated natural gas. Technically know...
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US rig count rises 16 this week to 901; Texas up 8 20.5.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 16 this week to 901. A year ago, 404 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 720 rigs sought oil and 180 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed as […]
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Oil company watches over pregnant polar bear under bridge 20.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pregnant polar bear seeking to dig her maternity den chose an unlikely spot: a snow drift along a bridge leading to an artificial production island off the north coast of Alaska. As a threatened species, polar bears are entitled to peaceful pregnancies and the operating oil company, Hilcorp Alaska LLC, […]
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On Election Day, Iran Chooses Between Gradual Reform And Conservative Return 19.5.2017 NPR News
Iran's reform-minded president, Hasan Rouhani, is up for re-election. Subtle changes in Iranian society are evident in the burgeoning tech sector. But conservatives say Rouhani has changed too much.
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Personal schedule shows industry chiefs with frequent access to interior secretary 19.5.2017 Washington Post
Personal schedule shows industry chiefs with frequent access to interior secretary
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9 years after recession began, some states still unrecovered 18.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Call them the unrecovered — a handful of states where job markets, nine years later, are still struggling back to where they were before the recession. That’s true in Mississippi, where job numbers and the overall size of the economy remain below 2008 levels. Unlike states that have long since sprinted […]
9 years after recession began, some states still unrecovered 18.5.2017 AP Business
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) -- Call them the unrecovered - a handful of states where job markets, nine years later, are still struggling back to where they were before the recession....
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Paraglider crashes in Castle Rock, suffers serious injuries 18.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The crash happened near Castle Rock Middle School, 2575 Meadows Blvd., and the pilot, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital in serious condition with multiple fractures.
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Aurora woman sentenced to 25 years after shooting man in driveway without provocation 17.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Joel Mary Felix, 37, was at a friend's house where she was drinking and smoking crack for several hours before she went outside and shot a man in the stomach.
Two men die — one from Utah — in head-on crash near Rifle 17.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
Two men were killed Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle, head-on crash near the Western Slope town of Rifle.
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Driver in Castle Rock pronounced dead of wounds unrelated to crash 17.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A driver involved in a traffic crash in Castle Rock was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, apparently from injuries not related to the crash.
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Political fallout of deadly Firestone explosion turns up heat on Hickenlooper 17.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Gov. John Hickenlooper's office has received letters, calls and emails from elected officials and ordinary citizens asking him to stop COGCC from appealing a court decision that requires protection of public safety, health and the environment as a precondition before allowing oil and gas drilling.
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Democrats’ debate for Virginia governor a study in nuance 17.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Democratic hopefuls for governor of Virginia clashed Tuesday over proposed gas pipelines and each other’s past positions on gun rights at their penultimate debate in Norfolk on Tuesday evening. But the forum was mostly a study in policy nuances within the Democratic playbook. Both Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and former congressman […]
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Environment groups urge Hickenlooper not to fight appeals court ruling that prioritizes public health and safety 16.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Environmental groups want the governor to intervene and stop the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission's appeal of a court case that prioritized health and safety over fossil fuel extraction.
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As their clout wanes, Saudi Arabia and Russia extend oil production cuts 16.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

The world’s two biggest oil exporters agreed Monday to extend production cuts for several months, sending the price of crude up 3.8 percent Monday to almost $50 a barrel.
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'They're Everywhere': Oil, Gas Wells Dot Developments, Raising Potential Dangers 16.5.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
Colorado is reviewing oil and gas operations after a fatal home explosion was linked to an abandoned, but still leaking, gas line. The tragedy is raising questions about how older wells are regulated.
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Keystone XL operator reassessing interest of US producers 16.5.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. is reassessing whether oil producers in North Dakota and Montana are still interested in shipping crude through its long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline now that they have other new options to ship their product, including the Dakota Access pipeline. The Calgary-based company’s announcement this month comes with the Keystone XL […]
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