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Falling oil prices raise new concerns for states

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With oil prices now around a five-year low, budget officials in about a half-dozen states already have begun paring back projections for a continued gusher of revenues. Spending cuts have started in some places, and more could be necessary if oil prices stay at lower levels.
(Jennifer A. Dlouhy / The Houston Chronicle)

Alaska faces $3.5B deficit amid lower oil prices

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The state is expected to dip into savings to get by. Gov. Bill Walker, who took office Dec. 1, has warned of lean times ahead.
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Enbridge settles Michigan class-action suit over spill

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A pipeline leak spewed more than 800,000 gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River and Talmadge Creek in July 2010, resulting in one of the costliest onshore oil spills in U.S. history.
Categories: Environment, Pipelines
This Aug. 11, 2014 file photo shows two strip clubs along Main Street in Williston, N.D. Williston commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night, Dec. 9, 2014, to suspend the liquor licenses of the city's two strip clubs for the second time in two years due to what police say are an excessive number of complaints about disorderly behavior. (AP Photo/Josh Wood, File)

North Dakota oil town suspends booze licenses

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Commissioners also suspended the strip clubs’ licenses in 2013 for excessive calls for disorderly behavior.
Louisiana. Gov. Bobby Jindal and oil industry leaders condemned the suit as an attack on a vital industry. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

LNG co. plans $4 billion-plus Louisiana investment

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Construction is expected to begin at the 203-acre site in the third quarter of 2016.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pauses before delivering the country's draft budget to the parliament speaker at the parliament in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iranian president calls fall in oil prices ‘treachery’

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Rouhani spoke at a Cabinet meeting Wednesday about what he thought was a “politically motivated” fall in prices.
A Gunnison Sage Grouse. (AP Photo/Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Dave Showalter)

Sage grouse scares off BLM oil, gas bidders in Nevada

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to decide early next year whether to grant a petition by conservationists to list the bird as threatened or endangered.
A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)

North Dakota regulators to vote on oil shipment rules

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Oil industry officials have said the state already has proper regulations in place.
(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oil prices may delay Oklahoma income tax cut

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A law signed in April by Gov. Mary Fallin requires for the cut to take effect an increase in state revenue, provided in part by tax collections that rise and fall with oil prices.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Fuel exports soar under Obama

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U.S. exports of diesel and gasoline have doubled since President Barack Obama took office, and the carbon embedded in them has meet political goals by taking it off America’s pollution balance sheet.