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Exxon Mobil must pay $236M in pollution case

A New Hampshire jury has found ExxonMobil liable in a long-running lawsuit over groundwater contamination by the gasoline additive MTBE. The oil giant could pay hundreds of millions of dollars to clean it up.
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Environmentalists say ‘war on coal’ a fabrication

U.S. coal mining employment the past two years was the highest it’s been in 15 years, despite claims that President Barack Obama is waging war on the industry, an environmental group that studied federal data said Tuesday.
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NH’s $236M suit against Exxon Mobil to go to jury

Jurors in New Hampshire’s groundwater contamination case against Exxon Mobil were asked to decide whether the state is seeking a scapegoat or the oil company was protecting its profits, not the environment, when it added MTBE to its gasoline.
Categories: Legal issues
A young evacuee is screened at a shelter for leaked radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Fukushima, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

More radioactive water leaking at Japan nuke plant

The operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant says it has detected a fresh leak of radioactive water from one of the facility’s storage tanks.
Categories: Nuclear
BP CEO Bob Dudley speaks at an energy conference in Houston. (Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle)

BP launches defense in Gulf spill trial

BP’s first witness at a trial over the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster says the company safely drilled its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico before an April 2010 blowout triggered the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.
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Shell, Gazprom to develop Arctic oil fields

Russian Energy Minister Sergei Donskoy was quoted by national media as saying Monday that the companies will develop the Severo-Vrangelevsky field in the Chukchi Sea and the Severo-Zapadny field in the Pechora Sea.

Exxon Mobil calls pollution suit a scapegoat

Lawyers for Exxon Mobil say the state of New Hampshire is looking for a lot of money and a scapegoat in its lawsuit over the oil giant’s use over the gasoline additive MTBE, the longest state trial in state history.
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Cybera targets security threat at gas stations

Cybera has had particular success landing contracts to get its systems into gas stations, where criminals have reportedly stolen fuel by using aluminum-foil strips to interrupt rooftop satellite feeds .
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Gas drilling to resume at site of spill in NE Pa.

State environmental officials say gas drilling can resume at a northeastern Pennsylvania site where thousands of gallons of fracking fluid spilled.
A drilling rig in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Fracking coalition upsets both greens and drillers

Like a marriage the in-laws don’t approve of, a new plan to strengthen standards for fracking is creating unusual divisions among environmentalists and supporters of the oil and gas industry.