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Obama’s offshore drilling ban–“Trump-proof”?

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In a historic move taken a month to the day before he hands over the White House to one of the most fossil-fueled administrations in U.S. history, President Obama answered the call of Native Alaskans, coastal residents and climate activists demanding offshore drilling bans, and stuck it to Donald Trump. Obama banned all future offshore oil and gas drilling from ...

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Scientists: Drop Arctic from plans for offshore drilling

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nearly 400 scientists have signed a letter urging President Obama to eliminate the possibility of Arctic offshore drilling in the near future by taking the Arctic Ocean out of the next federal offshore lease sale plan. The scientists include Jane Lubchenco, Obama’s former administrator of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, now a researcher and teacher ...

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Florida teen’s science project catches Obama’s eye

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old Florida girl’s science project caught the eye of President Obama during the White House Science Fair. Hannah Herbst created an ocean-energy probe prototype. Last Wednesday, Obama stopped by her exhibit and pulled a string that showed electrical generation by a device using sea water. The design was inspired by her pen pal in ...

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Obama, Trudeau target methane emissions in new agreement

President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed on Thursday to curbing methane emissions by reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sectors. (Image: Bryce Bradford via Flickr)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed on Thursday to curbing methane emissions by reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sectors by at least 40 percent over the next decade from 2012 levels. It’s a goal the Obama administration had cited previously, and it rolled out regulations in August that were focused ...

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TransCanada takes 4Q hit after Obama blocks Keystone XL

CALGARY, Alberta — Energy company TransCanada Corp. says it lost US$1.79 billion (CA$2.5 billion) in the fourth quarter, mostly because of its stalled Keystone XL pipeline proposal. The Calgary-based company reported Thursday that it took a US$2.08 billion (CA$2.9 billion) non-cash charge related to Keystone XL, which President Barack Obama blocked late last year. The loss amounted to US$2.48 (CA$3.47) ...

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GOP presidential candidates go their own way on climate change

Presidential candidates go their own way on climate change

A tale of environmental suspense unfolded throughout 2015: Would nations finally reach a global agreement to fight climate change? Record drought and heat, wildfires, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and his photogenic trip to Arctic Alaska — all became plot points in the developing narrative. Then, on cue in the second week of December, ...

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