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Green Crowned The Earth’s Champion

FacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to LinkedIn LinkedIn Mary Schimke | Energy Media Group RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Johnny Green is the new champion for the planet Earth.  Over Memorial Day weekend, Green won a 16-person tournament held just outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to unify the North American Championship, South American Championship, EurAsian Championship, Australian Championship and African Championship. ...

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Gas facility that had blowout will have to play by new rules

Gas facility that had blowout will have to play by new rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The gas storage facility that spewed methane uncontrollably for almost four months, driving thousands of families from their homes, won’t resume operations until it has undergone tougher tests than ever required before, a process that will take months and perhaps even longer. The massive leak drew attention to the Southern California Gas Co. facility and the ...

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Israeli prime minister signs landmark gas deal

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signed a landmark deal with U.S. and Israeli gas companies to develop Israel’s offshore gas deposits, despite months of protest by liberal lawmakers and environmentalists. Resource-poor Israel announced the discovery of sizeable offshore natural gas deposits about five years ago, and a partnership made up of Israeli and U.S. companies began extracting ...

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U.S. fracking rules to face early legal test

A fracking rig sits in an farmers field in Colorado

WASHINGTON – Energy industry groups and states that oppose new U.S. rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands are headed to court this month to try to block the regulations a day before they are to take effect. Foes of the regulations will go before a federal judge on June 23 to seek a preliminary injunction. The Interior Department rules, ...

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Planned DEP rules don’t satisfy gas industry, environmentalists

Tighter environmental rules proposed by state regulators would hurt Pennsylvania’s oil and gas producers, industry officials said Wednesday. Environmentalists argue the proposed rules don’t go far enough. More than 100 people gathered at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington for a public hearing on the state’s comprehensive overhaul of drilling laws. The state Department of Environmental Protection last month released ...

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Nevada environmentalists keeping close eye on think tank backed by Kochs

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The upscale hotel that’s home to the American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual policy summit is a six-minute drive from the Washington, D.C., offices of the EPA. But in terms of philosophy about the environment, it might as well be a galaxy away. The Environmental Protection Agency, a lightning rod for conservative groups across the country, will be a topic of ...

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