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A utilities board that will soon decide whether to allow a private company to build an oil pipeline in Iowa says it has received roughly 3,700 objections on the project.
Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that while the average remains unchanged, many Midwest cities saw prices jump due to a partial shutdown of an Indiana refinery.
The combined business will include 11 regulated electric and natural gas distribution companies, serving approximately 9 million customers.
Those against PennEast’s proposal said during the mile-long march they’re concerned the pipeline would badly damage the landscape and natural resources in the region, and lower property values.
The lawsuit by Sue Ann Arnall alleges the $4.5 million sale in 2005 of the parent company and sole shareholder of Jolette Oil to Continental Resources was below market value. It asks for damages in excess of $10,000.
The impending opening of the nation’s first tar sands mine has become another front in the battle across the West between preservationists and the energy industry.
Chevron spokesman Chris Merrifield said in an email to NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune the company has started to reduce the workforce at its Covington office, but he was “not in a position to provide detail” on the severity of the cuts.
Some leaks are decades old.
This week, BP finished making approximately $687.4 million in settlement payments to 383 local government entities in the five Gulf states. Nearly $8 million of that money went to 32 government entities that are more than 100 miles from the coast, in places like the Mississippi Delta and suburbs of central Alabama, the records show.
Howard Pollman, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, tells the Beaver County Times that two skulls and other remains were found by workers Aug. 6.