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California AG sues utility for natural gas leak

California AG sues utility for natural gas leak

LOS ANGELES — California’s attorney general added her name Tuesday to the long list of parties suing a utility company for the massive nonstop natural gas leak that has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes and spewed more than 2 million tons of climate-changing methane. Attorney General Kamala Harris said Southern California Gas Co. violated several state ...

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New Hampshire attorney general wants say on pipeline project

In this May 9, 2015 file photo, pipes for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline are stacked at a staging area in Worthing, S.D.

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s attorney general wants to weigh in on federal agency’s consideration of a natural gas pipeline that would pass through state parks and forests. Attorney General Joseph Foster says he’s filed documents to intervene in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s consideration of Kinder Morgan’s application for a certificate of public need for the proposed 11,900-mile pipeline. ...

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Attorney general files royalties lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's 50 acre campus is seen in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Sisney

The state attorney general has filed a lawsuit that seeks millions of dollars in restitution from Chesapeake Energy Corp. after the company allegedly underpaid gas royalties to landowners. Attorney General Kathleen Kane alleged the company “engaged in deceptive conduct in securing fracking leases” from landowners in the state “as part of a rush to lock up acreage in the Marcellus ...

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A look at results in Colorado’s statewide races

DENVER — In addition to governor and lieutenant governor, three statewide offices were up for grabs in Colorado. The offices — attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer — can be stepping stones to higher office. ATTORNEY GENERAL Colorado voters picked Republican Cynthia Coffman to succeed her boss, John Suthers, as state attorney general. She beat out former Adams County ...

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Williston will consult attorney general on options for high rent prices

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By: Amy Dalrymple, Oil Patch Dispatch WILLISTON, N.D. – Citizens here pleaded with the Williston City Commission on Tuesday to address steep increases in rental prices, with some comparing the displacement of residents to a natural disaster. City commissioners plan to ask the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office whether there’s anything the city can do to provide relief. Residents of ...

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Judge strikes down Minnesota’s anti-coal energy law

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Article by: DAVID SHAFFER , Star Tribune A federal judge on Friday struck down a landmark 2007 Minnesota law that bans new power generation from coal, saying it regulates business activities of out-of-state utilities in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson enjoined the state from enforcing key sections of the law, which North Dakota coal and utility ...

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ND AG to meet with oil patch law enforcement

Wayne Stenehjem Attorney General

Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:18 am BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is slated to meet with law enforcement officers from oil-producing counties. Stenehjem says the meeting in Watford City on Tuesday is to discuss funding needs for laws enforcement in the state’s booming oil patch. Stenehjem has said that organized crime and other illegal ...

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