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Climate chief expects 80-100 signatures on landmark treaty

United Nations Headquarters. (Image: United Nations Photo)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The official in charge of global climate negotiations says between 80 and 100 countries are expected to sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change reached in Paris in December at a ceremony at U.N. headquarters on April 22. Segolene Royal, French environment minister and newly-appointed president of U.N.-led climate negotiations, said Friday that more than ...

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Judge: BP not to pay oil industry losses from moratorium

Judge: BP not to pay oil industry losses from moratorium

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge ruled that BP does not have to pay for economic losses other businesses suffered when the federal government shut down deep-water drilling in the wake of BP’s catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans issued his ruling late Thursday. The Obama administration imposed ...

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Cargo ship leaks unknown amount of oil in LA Harbor

Cargo ship leaks unknown amount of oil in LA Harbor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cleanup efforts are under way after a large cargo ship leaked an unknown amount of oil in Los Angeles Harbor. The Coast Guard says the leak was reported Sunday evening, where an oily sheen was visible near the vessel Istra Ace. Officials didn’t immediately know Monday how much fuel entered the water. Los Angeles Fire Department ...

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Pipeline officials work to contain gas spill in Sioux City

Pipeline officials work to contain gas spill in Sioux City

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials say a pipeline company is working to contain a gasoline spill in Sioux City that reached a drainage ditch. Magellan Pipeline officials reported the spill Friday morning after finding a leaking pipe between tanks at their Sioux City bulk petroleum facility. They estimate that nearly 30,000 gallons of gasoline ...

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New Mexico says oil company trespassed, left spill

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators are ordering a Midland, Texas-based company to clean a spill of oil and water on state trust lands in Lea County at a waste-water injection site serving the area’s oil and natural gas industry. The State Land Office on Wednesday accused Texas-based Siana Operating LLC of trespassing under an expired lease of ...

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Dominion, James River Association settle on coal ash water

A sample core of coal ash collected from a pollution site. (Image: Waterkeeper Alliance Inc. via Flickr)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More stringent water treatment and fish testing will be required along the James River under a settlement reached by Dominion Virginia Power and the James River Association on the release of coal ash wastewater. The announcement Wednesday ends the association’s legal challenge of a state permit allowing the so-called dewatering of coal ash impoundments at Bremo ...

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Shipping company charged with dumping contaminated water

SEATTLE (AP) — Two shipping companies and two engineers were indicted on charges of dumping 5,000 gallons of oily wastewater from a cargo ship and concealing it from the U.S. Coast Guard. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that the cargo ship M/V Gallia Graeca released the contaminated water over several days in late October after the ship traveled from China to ...

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