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Nebraska’s new pipeline chief hired with stipulation

Keystone XL, TransCanada

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s new top pipeline regulator has agreed to remove himself from working on TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline through the state if the company makes another attempt to do so. Scott Coburn agreed to the requirement as a condition of his hiring by the Nebraska Public Service Commission on Tuesday. The commission voted ...

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Texas oil and gas regulator dashes Army Corps’ drilling rule

Texas oil and gas regulator dashes Army Corps' drilling rule

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — Texas’ oil and gas regulator has challenged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ authority to ban hydraulic fracturing and limit injection wells near a North Texas dam. In a letter sent to the corps on Thursday, Texas Railroad Commission Executive Director Kimberly Corley questioned restrictions the corps announced last week that would ban fracking within ...

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