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Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer, right, speaks during a news conference with consumer advocate Jamie Court, left, president of Consumer Watchdog in Santa Monica, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Billionaire seeks oil refiner transparency on profits from California gasoline prices

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A brief supply shortage brought a huge rise in wholesale oil prices in California in July. Drivers in some parts of the state paid more than $4 a gallon for gas.
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Geologists: Drilling slowdown cuts number of Kansas quakes

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In the past year there have been 67 earthquakes emanating from Harper and Sumner Counties with a magnitude of at least 3.0, including one measured at 4.9 in November, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin gestures as she talks with the media after meeting with members of the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Panel says ending Oklahoma earthquakes will take research, time

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Gov. Mary Fallin urged homeowners concerned about the safety of their homes to purchase private earthquake insurance.
US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Clean Power Plan event at the White House in Washington, DC, August 3, 2015. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama touts Clean Power Plan; opponents ready their lawsuits

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President Barack Obama said the unprecedented carbon dioxide limits are the “the single most important step” America has ever taken to fight climate change.
Kurt Mix (center) arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

November retrial date expected for former BP engineer

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Federal prosecutors say Kurt Mix deleted text messages about the amount of oil flowing from BP’s well after a 2010 rig explosion
Categories: Gulf oil spill
An activist hangs from the St. Johns bridge in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 29, 2015, to protest  the departure of Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica, which is in Portland for repairs.  The icebreaker is a vital part of Shell's exploration and spill-response plan off Alaska's northwest coast.  Greenpeace officials say  the activists have enough water and food to last for days, and can hoist themselves to allow other marine traffic to pass. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

U.S. judge rules Greenpeace in contempt for Oregon protest

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There was no sign that the protesters were about to leave Portland after the ruling in Anchorage by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason that Greenpeace is in civil contempt.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, leads a hearing on the Keystone XL pipeline, in Washington, Jan. 8, 2015. (Jabin Botsford/The New York Times)

Senate panel passes bill lifting crude oil export ban

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Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, chairman of the panel, championed the plan to lift the restrictions. It passed by a party-line vote of 12-10.
An activist hangs from the St. Johns bridge in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 29, 2015, to protest  the departure of Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica, which is in Portland for repairs.  The icebreaker is a vital part of Shell's exploration and spill-response plan off Alaska's northwest coast.  Greenpeace officials say  the activists have enough water and food to last for days, and can hoist themselves to allow other marine traffic to pass. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Activists rappel off Oregon bridge to stop Shell icebreaker

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The Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica arrived in Portland for repairs last week. The vessel was damaged earlier this month in the Aleutian Islands when it struck an underwater obstruction, tearing a gash in its hull.
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Group set to sue U.S. agency over pipeline safety plans

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Leaders of the conservation organization said it filed the required “intent to sue” notice through certified mail, giving officials 60 days to issue regulations or face a federal lawsuit.
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2 injection wells shut down after Oklahoma quakes

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In all, more than 15 temblors of magnitude 2.0 or stronger were reported Monday by the Oklahoma Geological Survey. An additional nine quakes ranging from 2.2 to 4.1 were recorded through early Tuesday evening.
Categories: Environment