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First Nations being courted to back tar sands refinery projects on their land

Elizabeth Douglass | InsideClimate News Despite last week’s approval from the Canadian government, uncertainty still dogs Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway oil sands pipeline largely because of a vow from key aboriginal communities to block it. Others in the oil industry are trying hard to avoid the mistakes Enbridge made when it comes to approaching Canada’s powerful First Nations about projects that could ...

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Canada builds LNG army for West Coast, may come up short

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VANCOUVER (Reuters) – The Canadian province of British Columbia is on the brink of a liquefied natural gas boom, but a shortfall of thousands of workers is imperiling billions in investment dollars. More than a dozen LNG export terminals are being considered for the Pacific coast province, and analysts expect three to five will go ahead. They will also need ...

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Solar shining after dark ages

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BY SAMMY FRETWELL COLUMBIA SC — South Carolina took what was considered a historic step Wednesday to change the state’s long-time resistance to solar power. The state House of Representatives voted 105-0 for a solar energy bill that is forecast to make sun-generated electricity more abundant in the Palmetto State. The compromise bill has support from South Carolina’s influential utilities ...

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Canadian town says ‘no’ to Enbridge pipeline in vote

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KITIMAT, British Columbia (Reuters) – Residents of the British Columbia town of Kitimat voted against the Northern Gateway pipeline project in a blow to Enbridge Inc’s efforts to expedite the flow of crude from Canada’s landlocked oil sands to high-paying markets in Asia. The final tally, which came after a month of election-style campaigning in the small town where the ...

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Lawmakers pull plan allowing utility companies to charge customers for clean-up

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Dan Gearino for The Columbus Dispatch Ohio House Republicans have pulled a plan that says utility companies can charge customers for the costs of cleaning up old natural-gas plants. The proposal, which had drawn fire from consumer advocates and business groups, was removed from a budget measure last night. Supporters of the plan are hoping to see it resurface as ...

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Ohio consumers on hook for gas plant cleanups?

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Utility companies would be able to charge consumers for cleanup costs at long-abandoned natural-gas plants, according to an Ohio House proposal that opponents say could create a precedent for covering other cleanup projects. The companies say costs would be reasonable and subject to regulators’ oversight. The known costs are about $80 million for projects by Duke Energy and Columbia Gas ...

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4 hurt, 200 evacuated after Washington plant fire

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PLYMOUTH, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say four workers were injured and about 200 residents were evacuated after a large explosion and fire Monday morning at a natural gas processing plant in the eastern Washington town of Plymouth. Benton County Sheriff Steven Keane says the fire from the 8:20 a.m. blast has been put out. He says the explosion sent a ...

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4 hurt, 200 evacuated after Washington plant fire

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PLYMOUTH, WASH. (AP) — A large explosion and fire Monday at natural gas processing plant near the Washington-Oregon border injured four workers and led to the evacuation of about 200 people from nearby homes as flames and a mushroom-shaped cloud of black smoke reached high into the air. The 8:20 a.m. blast at the Williams Northwest Pipeline plant in the ...

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