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Hearing Wednesday seeks Va. say on offshore drilling

NORFOLK, Va. — The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is seeking the public’s say on the prospect of oil and gas drilling off Virginia’s coast. The agency has scheduled a public meeting Wednesday in Norfolk to collect comments on the Obama administration’s plan to open Atlantic waters to drilling. Waters off Virginia are included. BOEM’s visit to Virginia is ...

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‘Don’t Frack Denver’ campaign asks city to block practice

DENVER — A coalition including conservationists and neighborhood activists is asking Denver’s mayor and City Council to block fracking in the city and the river valleys that supply its drinking water. The “Don’t Frack Denver” campaign was announced Tuesday. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, pumps high-pressure water, sand and chemicals into underground formations to release oil and gas. Opponents say it ...

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Vector shelves pipeline expansion

Vector Pipeline, a Livonia-based joint venture between Canadian oil and gas transport giant Enbridge and DTE Energy, is expanding its business, but is not expanding its pipeline — at least not now. The question was raised after another pipeline company, Rover Pipeline, announced Monday it was dropping plans to build a large gas transmission pipe through six Michigan counties, because ...

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Proposed crude oil pipeline draws dozens of protesters


Teresa Seamster of Santa Fe — along with scores of Sierra Club members, environmentally conscious kids, Navajo activists and Chaco Canyon archaeologists — doesn’t want a proposed 130-mile crude oil pipeline built in northwestern New Mexico. Chad Gilbert, representing about 300 Navajo welders and other members of the Pipefitters Union 798, favors construction of the pipeline. Seamster and Gilbert were among more ...

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Program offers chance to learn about fracking

MOREHEAD CITY — A program in Carteret County will give area residents an opportunity today to learn more about the concerns about fracking in North Carolina. The Unitarian Coastal Fellowship Green Sanctuary Committee and the Croatan Group of the Sierra Club are sponsoring a program entitled Keep NC Frack-Free. The program is open to the public and will be held ...

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Group challenges permit for oil pipeline in national forest

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — An advocacy group is suing the U.S. Forest Service for allowing an underground oil pipeline in the Huron-Manistee National Forest without conducting an environmental analysis. The Sierra Club lawsuit targets a pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Partners LP. Known as Line 5, it starts in North Dakota and ends in Sarnia, Ontario. A section runs through ...

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Activists rally against Keystone XL at Capitol

CHEYENNE — A handful of concerned Wyomingites braved the wind and cold outside the State Capitol here Tuesday evening. They were rallying against what they say is a hot-button issue: the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The event was part of a national campaign urging President Barack Obama to reject the pipeline on the grounds that it would not advance his ...

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Oil patch methane emissions cause big stink

Local industry leaders and environmental organizations are lining up for and against a White House announcement on Wednesday that federal agencies are preparing new rules to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations. The Obama administration wants to cut emissions by between 40 and 45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025. It would be the first federal requirement to ...

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EPA delays carbon rules for power plants

The Obama administration is delaying rules aimed at curbing carbon emissions from power plants and will write a separate implementation plan for states that have threatened to refuse to submit their own. The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it needs time to deal with overlapping issues raised in comments on the proposal to deal with new plants — for which ...

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