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Environmental group plans to sue Interior Dept. over polar bear habitat

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The planned lawsuit is the latest wrinkle in a battle over oil-and-gas companies’ quest to drill off Alaska’s coast.
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West Virginia governor to continue lawsuit over vetoed mountaintop-removal mine

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Just hours after the Environmental Protection Agency vetoed a major mountaintop removal project, West Virginia’s acting governor underscored his support for a lawsuit to overturn the agency’s decision.In his State of the State address Wednesday nig…
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West Virginia governor to continue lawsuit over vetoed mountaintop-removal mine

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Just hours after the Environmental Protection Agency vetoed a major mountaintop removal project, West Virginia’s acting governor underscored his support for a lawsuit to overturn the agency’s decision.In his State of the State address Wednesday nig…
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West Virginia governor to continue lawsuit over vetoed mountaintop-removal mine

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Just hours after the Environmental Protection Agency vetoed a major mountaintop removal project, West Virginia’s acting governor underscored his support for a lawsuit to overturn the agency’s decision.In his State of the State address Wednesday nig…
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West Virginia governor to continue lawsuit over vetoed mountaintop-removal mine

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Just hours after the Environmental Protection Agency vetoed a major mountaintop removal project, West Virginia’s acting governor underscored his support for a lawsuit to overturn the agency’s decision.In his State of the State address Wednesday nig…
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Interior official: Deepwater permits will resume before midyear

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A top Interior Department official said Thursday that he expects to begin issuing deepwater oil-and-gas drilling permits — which were halted after the BP oil spill began — before the second half of the year, but didn’t provide a specific timeline…
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EPA vetoes major mountaintop removal mining project

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The Environmental Protection Agency vetoed on Thursday one of the Appalachian regions’ largest mountaintop removal mining projects, arguing that the project pollutes nearby streams and rivers. EPA made its decision to veto the Spruce No. 1 Mine’s pro…
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Interior drilling chief urges Congress to stiffen penalties

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Michael Bromwich, who directs the Interior Department’s offshore drilling agency, on Thursday said higher penalties are needed for industry violations of environmental and safety rules. 
“We are … looking for ways to enhance the civil penalties ava…
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Interior drilling chief says next phase of offshore overhaul is ‘close’

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A top Interior Department official said Thursday he’ll soon lay out plans for the next phase of the reorganization of Interior’s long-troubled offshore drilling branch.Interior has already moved royalty collections outside of the former Minerals Manage…
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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senior House Republican plots EPA roadblock

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Welcome back to OVERNIGHT ENERGY, E2’s daily roundup of the energy news you need to know and a look ahead to tomorrow’s action. Please send tips and comments to Ben Geman, ben.geman@thehill.com, and Andrew Restuccia, arestuccia@thehill.com.Today E2 h…
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