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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2013, file photo, Ingrid Forsmark kayaks on Kintla Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont. The Interior Department plans to cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease near Glacier National Park that's on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, according to court documents filed Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)

U.S. to cancel lease on land sacred to Blackfoot Indian tribes

Tribal leaders said such a move would make up for a wrong done to them in 1982, when the government issued the lease without consulting the tribes.
Southwestern Energy Co.'s corporate headquarters near The Woodlands. (Southwestern Energy)

Houston company among oil firms sued by Arkansas royalty owners

Claims against the companies include fraud, violation of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and civil conspiracy.
A worker adjusts hoses during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. gas well, near Mead, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Proposed fracking in Ohio national forest gets hearings

Attendees of a series of U.S. Bureau of Land Management hearings being held this week say both opponents and supporters have been out in force.
A column of smoke comes off the West Delta 32 complex in the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion on a Black Elk platform on Nov. 16, 2012. (U.S. Coast Guard)

Manslaughter charges filed in deadly 2012 platform blast

The blast killed three Filipino workers — Avelino Tajonera, Ellroy Corporal and Jerome Malagapo — and injured several others.

ConocoPhillips approves $900 million Arctic reserve project

The Alaska Dispatch News reports that when production begins in 2018 at the filed in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska — an Indiana-sized Arctic reserve — the project is expected to yield 30,000 barrels of oil daily at its peak.
(AP Photo/The Tyler Morning Telegraph, Sarah A. Miller)

Keystone XL developer withdraws Nebraska route application

TransCanada made the announcement Wednesday, a day before it was scheduled to appear before the Nebraska Public Service Commission for a planning conference.
sage grouse fight

Judge: Battle to prove need to block U.S. rules on sage grouse

The groups are suing the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management and asking for a temporary injunction to block the proposed rules before a trial.
A worker seen at the Air Liquide factory in Moissy Cramayel, France, thursday, Feb. 22, 2007. Photographer : Fabrice Dimier / Bloomberg News

Air Liquide offers to buy Airgas in deal worth about $10.3 billion

The Air Liquide offer comes more than four years after Airgas fended off a lengthy takeover bid from another rival, Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2012 file photo, smoke billows from smokestacks near Emmett, Kansas. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to set tougher new limits on smokestack emissions from nearly two dozen states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

EPA intends tougher downwind air-pollution rule in 23 states

The EPA’s proposal follows a federal appeals court ruling this summer that upheld the agency’s right to impose the clean-air standards, which block states from adding to air pollution in other localities.
(RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

U.S. unveils plan to limit drilling on energy-rich Colorado plateau

The compromise settled a lawsuit filed by environmentalists who want to preserve the plateau’s forests, meadows, streams and wildlife.