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BP asks Montana judge to dismiss lawsuit alleging deceit

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Attorneys for BP asked a Montana judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit by the state alleging the oil giant has deliberately concealed information for decades.
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Bankrupt oil company wants payments back

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The city of Homer is filing a response to a request from an oil company seeking the return of thousands of dollars in previous payments to businesses.
In this Jan. 30, 2009 file photo, a Japan Air Lines staffer checks the biofuel-loaded No. 3 engine of Japan Airlines Boeing 747-300 before a demo flight at Tokyo International Airport in Tokyo. Using blend of 50 percent biofuel and 50 percent traditional Jet-A jet (kerosene) fuel, JAL conducted an hour-long demonstration flight. Many in the industry believe that without a replacement for jet fuel, growth in air travel could be threatened by forthcoming rules that limit global aircraft emissions. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

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As people in countries such as China, India and Indonesia get wealthier they are increasingly turning to air travel for vacation or business, creating an enormous financial opportunity for the airlines.
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014 file photo, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks  during the general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, at the International Center in Vienna, Austria.  Moniz, the eccentric MIT professor-turned-U.S. Energy secretary, by all accounts played a pivotal role in reaching the historic nuclear accord. Now with his diplomatic legacy on the line, President Barack Obama is turning to Moniz to help sell the deal to a highly skeptical Congress.  (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

Obama’s unlikely Iran deal MVP: Energy Secretary Moniz

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Ernest Moniz, the eccentric MIT professor-turned-U.S.-Energy-secretary, by all accounts played a pivotal role in reaching the historic nuclear accord.
Derailed oil tanker cars lie off track near Culbertson, Mont., Friday, July 17, 2015. The tank cars were hauling fuel from North Dakota and derailed Thursday in rural northeastern Montana, authorities said. (AP Photo/Richard Peterson)

Officials: Oil train didn’t speed before Montana derailment

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A train that derailed and spilled 35,000 gallons of oil in northeastern Montana was traveling within authorized speed limits, federal officials said Monday as they continued to probe the accident’s cause.
A coalition of groups led by Utah Tar Sands Resistance and Peaceful Uprising speak during a news conference outside the Department of Natural Resources Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Residents and groups opposed to Utah's first tar sands mine are calling on state regulators to withhold approvals for the project because new evidence shows water in the area will be negatively impacted. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Canadian company’s tar sands mine approved in Utah

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Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining director John Baza said Monday the decision addresses concerns raised by opposition while acknowledging that U.S. Oil Sands, the Canadian company building the mine, has complied with regulations.
ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2014 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - This Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 file photo shows vessels assisting in the drilling of the Deepwater Horizon relief well on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana at sunset. The BP leak, the worst-ever in offshore U.S. waters, occurred at a well that the company was in the process of temporarily closing. The accident killed 11 workers and spilled up to 172 million gallons of oil. Federal officials defend their well safety efforts since then, and there have more permanent closures. There were 25,928 permanently sealed wells in mid-May 2015, up 10 percent from 23,468 at the end of the BP spill, according to the AP analysis of federal data. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The number of temporarily sealed wells in the Gulf of Mexico is growing

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Five years after the Obama administration promised to move swiftly to permanently plug unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, even more shafts are lingering for longer periods with only temporary sealing.
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

35,000 gallons of oil spills after Montana train derailment

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No one was reported injured in the accident Thursday night that temporarily led to the evacuation of some homes and followed recent oil train crashes including a 2013 derailment in Quebec that exploded and killed 47 people.
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

3 rail cars leaking crude after oil train derails in Montana

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The train was pulling 106 loaded crude oil cars when it derailed close to Culbertson near the North Dakota border just after 6 p.m. MDT Thursday. The cars typically haul about 30,000 gallons of oil apiece.
A well is drilled at an Apache Energy site in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas, Feb. 14, 2012. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

An Illinois company wants to use fracking technology to clean up groundwater in Nebraska

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Archer Daniels Midland Co. plans to inject emulsified iron and vegetable solutions under high pressure into the ground to help remove lingering contaminants, including carbon tetrachloride, that have been there for decades.