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In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator with Appalachian Voices, shows her hand covered with wet coal ash from the Dan River swirling in the background as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the river in Danville, Va. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Duke pleads guilty in federal court for coal ash crimes

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Prosecutors say the criminal negligence of the nation’s largest electricity company resulted in unlawful pollution at its coal-fired power plants.
Kayaktivists Jordan Van Voast and Martin Adams hold a sign in protest of the arrival of Shell's Arctic drilling vessel the Noble Discoverer as it came into Everett, Wash. on Tuesday. The rig arrived just as the Port of Seattle voted to delay the arrival of Shell's Polar Pioneer drill rig in Seattle. (Daniella Beccaria/seattlepi.com via AP)

Drill rigs coming to Seattle despite pleas for delay

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A Shell spokesman said it has a valid lease to use about 50 acres of terminal space on Seattle’s waterfront and a tight timeline to prepare its fleet for exploratory oil drilling this summer.
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Deal reached between Michigan, Enbridge over 2010 oil spill

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A settlement between the state and Enbridge Energy filed in Calhoun County court Tuesday, nearly five years after a broken pipeline released more than 800,000 gallons of oil, requires the company to continue to monitor the impacts of the spill on the environment. The company also agreed to spend $75 million, much of it on various projects, including a dam removal and improved access to boating and fishing on the river. Some have been finished.
Oil flows out of the top of the transition spool, which was placed into the gushing Macondo wellhead at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in July 2010. AP Photo/BP PLC, File)

Plan OK’d to drill into BP’s ill-fated Macondo reservoir

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A privately owned Louisiana firm will be looking to extract oil and gas deep under the Gulf of Mexico’s seafloor, an undertaking that proved catastrophic for BP.
The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010, the day after the blowout of BP's Macondo well. (Associate Press photo)

Drilling set to resume near site of BP’s blowout in Gulf

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A Louisiana-based oil company, LLOG Exploration Offshore, plans to drill into the Macondo reservoir.
(AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)

Oil industry challenges rules meant to stop train explosions

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The American Petroleum Institute petitioned the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. to block a requirement that railroad tank cars known to fail be phased out or upgraded.
Categories: Accidents, Rail
(Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

Patriot Coal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

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Patriot said it will continue shipping and mining operations and it has received a commitment for $100 million in debt financing from secured debt holders that it did not identify. It did not specify potential buyers for the company.
Angela Spotts, right, of Stillwater, Okla., signs into the visitors' log at the office of Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, in photo at center, after delivering petitions calling for a moratorium on the use of wastewater disposal wells by the oil and natural gas industry in areas where they may trigger earthquakes, in Oklahoma City, Monday, May 11, 2015. Fallin was not available to accept the petitions. Looking on at left is Gwen Ingram of Drumright, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma coalition wants well moratorium in earthquake areas

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Coalition members delivered 1,500 signatures to Gov. Mary Fallin’s office seeking a moratorium on the use of high-volume, high pressure disposals wells in 16 counties that the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which regulates the oil and gas industry, has identified as “areas of interest” because of earthquake activity.
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Morgan Stanley selling oil storage and transport business

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NEW YORK — Morgan Stanley is selling its oil storage and transport business, which has drawn scrutiny from Congress, to commodities trading company Castleton. Castleton is buying oil terminal storage agreements, inventory, oil purchase and sale and supply deals, and freight shipping contracts. The companies say they hope to complete the deal in 2015. They […]
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Appeals court opens door to some BP settlement appeals

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The appeals court in New Orleans late Friday ordered a lower court judge to change a procedure that effectively blocked appeals. And the appeals court told the judge to reconsider a rule barring BP from appeals regarding the calculation of a business’ losses that are based on the way revenues and expenses are matched.