President Barack Obama arrives to speak on March 22, 2012 at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma. (AFP PHOTO/Mandel Ngan)

White House snags $4 billion in clean energy investments

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Encouraging private investment in clean energy is part of President Barack Obama’s attempt to promote “a low-carbon energy future,” Brian Deese, a senior adviser to Obama, said.
Oil swirls in a small eddy in a back channel of the Yellowstone River near Laurel, Mont., in 2011.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson,File)

U.S. says Exxon Mobil must pay $1 million for Montana spill

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Safety regulators said Exxon Mobil failed to adequately heed warnings that its 20-year-old Silvertip Pipeline was at risk from flooding.
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Architectural renderings show abandoned oil tankers re-imagined as floating museums

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The architect, Chris Collaris, told Fast Company that he’s targeting cities on the Arabian Penninsula like Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where there’s been an appetite for ambitious architecture. But he didn’t say whether any developers have taken him up on the idea.
Shirley Morrison, center, and other members of the Seattle Raging Grannies sing a song on May 12 opposing Shell Oil Company during a meeting in Seattle of the Port of Seattle Commission. Five members of the group were arrested Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

5 anti-Arctic drilling activists arrested at Seattle port

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Seattle police arrested five members of a group called the Seattle Raging Grannies, who had chained themselves together in rocking chairs. The oldest of the five women was 92.
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President Barack Obama speaks at Everglades National Park to call attention to climate change on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 near Homestead, Fla. (Michael Laughlin/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Appeals court tosses suits challenging Obama climate change plan

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The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is a temporary setback to opponents of the plan who are expected to renew their legal attack once the regulation is finalized later this year.
Holli Ladhani is the new CEO of Rockwater Energy Solutions in Houston. (Rockwater)

Houston oil field services company’s CEO resigns, successor steps up

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Former President and CEO Larry O’Donnell will remain the chairman of the board. He said he is leaving the day-to-day leadership roles to focus on his family.
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G-7 calls for zero fossil-fuel emissions by end of 21st century

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The Group of Seven is pushing to “decarbonize,” meaning any polluting gases from burning oil, gas or coal must be canceled out by carbon-capture or other technologies by 2100.
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Calif. oil regulator resigns

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A top California oil and gas regulator has resigned amid questions about oilfield contamination of the state’s water supplies, officials confirmed Friday.
In this May 21, 2015 file photo, workers prepare an oil containment boom at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif..(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Pipeline firm said California oil spill ‘extremely unlikely’

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Nearly 1,200 pages of records, filed with state regulators by Plains All American Pipeline, detail a range of defenses the company established to guard against crude oil spills and, at the same time, prepare for the worst should a spill occur.
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Demonstrators walk toward the Capitol during a rally to protest Minnesota's proposed Sandpiper pipeline, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn. The protestors are calling for the cancellation of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline that would travel near some of the state’s pristine waters. (Jim Gehrz/Star Tribune via AP)

Hundreds gather for St. Paul protest against pipeline

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The rally in St. Paul came one day after Minnesota regulators endorsed the $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields to Superior, Wisconsin, according to the Star Tribune.