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Trump uses energy speech to outline general election pitch

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled an “America first” energy plan he said would unleash unfettered production of oil, coal, natural gas and other energy sources to push the United States toward energy independence. But the speech, delivered at the annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, went far beyond energy, as Trump ...

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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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High court: Energy companies must face price fixing claims

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a group of energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California’s energy crisis. The justices on Tuesday ruled 7-2 against American Electric Power Co., Duke Energy Co. and other natural gas traders arguing that federal law precludes state law claims. ...

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They’re back: Taxes, immigration top Texas lawmakers’ agenda

AUSTIN, Texas — Will Texas’ lawyerly governor-elect see eye-to-eye with the firebrand incoming lieutenant governor? Could plummeting oil prices thwart promised tax-cuts? Can gun advocates armed with a 3-D printer producing firearm components on the state Capitol lawn draw support from lawmakers for expanding gun rights? The start of Texas’ 140-day legislative session Tuesday may answer some key questions, but ...

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Coal industry not sure who’s to blame

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Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Coal workers in the eastern United States have been chanting, “Hey, hey, EPA, don’t take our jobs away,” according to a recent report by Al Jazeera America. As the nature of energy production in the U.S. continues to shift forms, many people in the coal industry have begun to point fingers at who’s really ...

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Republicans: Calif. regulations block state oil boom

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Republican lawmakers said on Friday over regulation has prevented a shale oil boom in California and if eased, could boost production in the state and reduce its dependence on foreign energy. With more than an estimated 15 billion barrels of oil, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, California’s Monterey shale formation is twice as large as ...

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Special Report: A Canadian family’s ‘Plan B’ to pump tar sands oil

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BY RICHARD VALDMANIS AND DAVE SHERWOOD (Reuters) – Keystone XL, a pipeline proposal to pump Canadian oil sands through the heart of America, has alarmed environmentalists and become one of the most contentious issues of the Obama presidency. But there is a “Plan B” to cut the United States out of the picture, and it is championed by one of Canada’s wealthiestbusiness dynasties. ...

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