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Shirley Morrison, center, and other members of the Seattle Raging Grannies sing a song on May 12 opposing Shell Oil Company during a meeting in Seattle of the Port of Seattle Commission. Five members of the group were arrested Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

5 anti-Arctic drilling activists arrested at Seattle port

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Seattle police arrested five members of a group called the Seattle Raging Grannies, who had chained themselves together in rocking chairs. The oldest of the five women was 92.
Categories: Arctic, Environment
This July 8, 2013 file photo provided by Surete du Quebec, shows debris from a runaway train in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada. (AP Photo/Surete du Quebec, The Canadian Press,File)

Oil train disaster settlement fund reaches $345 million

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Much of downtown Lac Megantic was destroyed after the unattended Montreal, Maine & Atlantic train with 72 oil tankers derailed July 6, 2013, in Canada.
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei (Bloomberg News/ILNA/document IRAN)

UN, Iran head for showdown over nuclear inspections

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Tehran is now negotiating a deal with six world powers that puts long-term caps on its present nuclear activities. The International Atomic Energy Agency, led by Yukiya Amano, will monitor Iran’s compliance with the deal.
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Midnight deadline approaches for oil spill settlement claims

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Claims administrator Patrick Juneau says there has been an uptick in the number of filings as the deadline approached. He said claims centers in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas will be open until midnight to handle claims.
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Oil drilling in Montana taps out

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Montana drilling has been very limited during the Bakken oil boom, but it’s been decades since the state was without a single drilling rig.
(Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Drilling tax hike proposed by Ohio gov. on rocks

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A drilling tax increase proposed by Republican Gov. John Kasich isn’t likely to re-emerge in the Ohio Senate budget revisions due Monday.
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Calif. oil regulator resigns

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A top California oil and gas regulator has resigned amid questions about oilfield contamination of the state’s water supplies, officials confirmed Friday.
In this May 21, 2015 file photo, workers prepare an oil containment boom at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif..(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Pipeline firm said California oil spill ‘extremely unlikely’

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Nearly 1,200 pages of records, filed with state regulators by Plains All American Pipeline, detail a range of defenses the company established to guard against crude oil spills and, at the same time, prepare for the worst should a spill occur.
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Demonstrators walk toward the Capitol during a rally to protest Minnesota's proposed Sandpiper pipeline, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn. The protestors are calling for the cancellation of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline that would travel near some of the state’s pristine waters. (Jim Gehrz/Star Tribune via AP)

Hundreds gather for St. Paul protest against pipeline

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The rally in St. Paul came one day after Minnesota regulators endorsed the $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields to Superior, Wisconsin, according to the Star Tribune.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a town hall meeting in 2011. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Comment period ends on proposed Exxon Mobil settlement

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The proposal has touched off a public feud between the Christie administration and Democrats, who control the New Jersey Legislature and say the governor should have bargained for more money in damages.
Categories: Environment