(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via The New York Times)

BLM clears way for petroleum reserve development

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The decision is a shift from the alternative that BLM had earlier selected as its preferred option. But it aligns with the alternative chosen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
(Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

NASA flight facility concerned with potential offshore drilling

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The majority of the area that was proposed for lease off Virginia in 2010 lies within recent NASA mission hazard areas.
Louisiana. Gov. Bobby Jindal and oil industry leaders condemned the suit as an attack on a vital industry. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

Judge tosses coastal damage suit against oil companies

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The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East had claimed that coastal drilling and dredging activities contributed to the loss of coastal wetlands.
(Paul O'Driscoll/Bloomberg News)

Shell calls on Big Oil peers to speak up on climate change

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While Shell, along with BP Plc, have led the oil industry in acknowledging climate change as a risk, the producers have avoided forums such as the annual United Nations climate talks.
Henderson Rengifo, president of the Interethnic Association for Development of the Peruvian Jungle participates in a press conference in Lima on Feb. 5 concerning protests against Pluspetrol Oil Co. (AFP PHOTO/CRIS BOURONCLECRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images

Peru anti-oil protest leaves 1 dead, 22 wounded

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Protesters were repelled after entering part of a military base used by the Argentina company Pluspetrol in the Junin state town of Pichanaki.
Fourth-generation farmer Mike Hopkins, of Palla Farms, poses for photos at his almond orchard Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Bakersfield, Calif. Hopkins says damage from the oil-field injection into the aquifer forced him to pull up his cherry trees in 2013, and has filed suit blaming the oil companies whose fracking wells and other oil and gas installations ring his orchards. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

California pledges changes in protecting underground water

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An Associated Press analysis found hundreds of the now-challenged state permits for oil-field injection into protected aquifers have been granted since 2011.
A jar holding waste water from hydraulic fracturing is held up to the light at a recycling site in Midland, Texas. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

California pledges changes in protecting underground water

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State regulators said Monday that they have notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of their plan for bringing the state back into compliance with federal safe-drinking water laws.
California Gov. Jerry Brown (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Fracking puts California governor, environmentalists at odds

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California is the No. 3 oil producer in the nation and has added an average of 300 wells each month for the past decade, about half of them using hydraulic fracturing.
This undated image released by the U.S. Department of Energy shows an artist rendering of  a possible FutureGen power plant. (AP / U.S. Department of Energy)

Energy Department suspends FutureGen project

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The plan was to refit a coal-fired power plant in Illinois and store carbon dioxide from the coal underground.
In this photo taken Jan. 12,  crews dig up land at a saltwater spill site near Blacktail Creek outside Williston, N.D. A North Dakota health official called the 70,000 barrel spill the state's largest during the state's current oil boom. (AP Photo/Williston Herald, Zack Nelson)

Pipeline not state-inspected before saltwater leak

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An official says it’s too early to tell whether the largest saltwater spill in recent state history could’ve been prevented with inspection because the cause remains unclear.
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