Greenpeace International activists from eight countries scale and occupy Statoil contracted oil rig Transocean Spitsbergen on May 27, 2014 to protest the company's plans to drill the northernmost well in the Norwegian Arctic at the Apollo Prospect of the Barents Sea, close to the Bear Island nature reserve. (WILL ROSE / AFP/Getty Images)

Statoil strikes out in well at center of Greenpeace standoff

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Statoil ASA failed to find oil in the northernmost site ever drilled off Norway’s Arctic tip.
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Supreme Court limits existing EPA climate rules on power plants

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The Supreme Court on Monday placed limits on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.
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EPA claims victory in Supreme Court decision on pollution rules

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The Supreme Court upholds the EPA’s efforts to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, refineries and factories — a key affirmation of the Obama administration’s climate agenda.
A  male sage grouse, performs  his strut, near  Rawlins, Wyo. (AP Photo/Rawlins Daily Times, Jerret Raffety, File)

Oil, gas project OK’d on Nevada sage grouse land

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Federal land managers have approved an oil and gas project involving hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in a portion of northeast Nevada identified by state wildlife officials as essential habitat for the imperiled greater sage grouse.
In this June 11, 2014, photo, the scenic Little Missouri River winds it's way inside the Theodore Roosevelt National Park located in the Badlands of North Dakota. The park of more than 70,000 acres sits atop the Bakken shale. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Oil drilling threatens solitude of national park

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Oil development is strictly forbidden within Theodore Roosevelt National Park itself, but park officials worry that the flares, lights and noise from drilling just beyond the protected area are sullying the natural spaces cherished by Roosevelt as a bespectacled young man in his mid-20s.
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Nigerian fishermen reject Shell’s $50 million

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Shell already accepts responsibility for paying compensation and cleaning up spills caused by its own failures.
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Oil companies sued for MTBE pollution in Pennsylvania

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The companies’ conduct was “wanton, malicious, oppressive and fraudulent,” the lawsuit said, and they “fraudulently, deceptively and unfairly” marketed MTBE as safe for the environment.
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Poll: Majority supports Obama’s climate change rules on power plants

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More than two-thirds of U.S. adults support the Obama administration’s proposed restrictions on power plant emissions, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released Wednesday.
The growth of renewable energy could slow unless the industry gets more certainty about policies surrounding them, the International Energy Agency said in a new report. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Environmental regulator: Renewable energy is ‘unreliable and parasitic’

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Oil, gas and coal production have boosted living conditions around the globe, and policies to effectively replace the fossil fuels “with inferior energy sources” could undermine those improvements, former Texas environmental regulator Kathleen Hartnett White argues.
A Gunnison Sage Grouse. (AP Photo/Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Dave Showalter)

Threatened bird leads feds to block some drilling

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The federal government is declaring more than 400,000 acres in Colorado and Utah off-limits to energy exploration to protect a little-known bird.