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Methane rule pits ND leaders against one another

Heidi Heitkamp, methane rule

The U.S. Senate rejected a resolution to revoke the Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, reports Reuters. The inability to revoke the law is seen as a direct blow to the Trump and his ability to “free the drilling industry from what he sees as excessive environmental regulation.” On the campaign trail ...

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Judge approves deal in methane pollution lawsuit

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An agreement between the U.S. government and environmentalists who sued over greenhouse gas emissions from federal oil and gas leases in Montana has been approved by a judge. U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon issued an order on Thursday finalizing the agreement. It allows drilling to proceed on two dozen oil and gas leases with only minimal ...

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Federal fracking rule in hands of federal judge in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The future of federal rules aimed at protecting land, water and wildlife from energy-production practices including hydraulic fracturing now rests with a judge in Wyoming. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl last year blocked implementation of rules drafted by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. He acted in response to a legal challenge from the states of ...

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Hydraulic fracturing rule in hands of federal judge in Wyoming

Hydraulic fracturing rule in hands of federal judge in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The future of federal rules aimed at protecting land, water and wildlife from energy-production practices including hydraulic fracturing now rests with a judge in Wyoming. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl last year blocked implementation of rules drafted by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. He acted in response to a legal challenge from the states of ...

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Idaho powerline plan tries to avoid private property

Image: Douglas M. Paine via Flickr

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposal for two high-voltage transmission lines crossing southwestern Idaho that faced opposition from private property owners has been altered to instead cross more of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. The 1,700-page draft document released by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management earlier this month maps out potential options for ...

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New Mexico energy industry leaders cry foul over new BLM rules

Oil and gas operations in the Permian Basin, Eddy County, New Mexico. (Image: Blake Thorberry via Flickr)

DURANGO, Colo. — About 75 people filled a ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton here on Tuesday to hear from Bureau of Land Management officials over three proposed updates to rules that regulate the oil and gas industry. And while the event’s location was in a small Colorado ski town, by a show of hands, those gathered were largely representatives ...

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ConocoPhillips approves $900 million project in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

ConocoPhillips has approved funding for its Greater Mooses Tooth development on Alaska’s North Slope, a $900 million project expected to yield 30,000 barrels of oil daily at its peak. Production is expected to begin in 2018 at the field in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, an Indiana-sized Arctic reserve. Production at the field would be the first time oil has flowed ...

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