Environmental activists gather outside the White House as they continue a civil disobedience campaign against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

TransCanada drops PR firm that recommended controversial tactics

Edelman plan calls for the company to pressure its opponents by “distracting them from their mission and causing them to redirect their resources,”
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Halliburton merger means uncertain future for Baker Hughes fracking disclosures

Baker Hughes disclosure forms to FracFocus no longer include “trade secret” designations, but whether that will continue under Halliburton remains to be seen.
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UN: World not close to avoiding dangerous warming

The report looks at the gap between what countries promise to do about carbon pollution and what scientists say needs to be done to prevent temperatures rising another two degrees. The two-degree level is a goal that world leaders set in 2009.
(AP Photo/Log Cabin Democrat, Courtney Spradlin)

Exxon Mobil denies making spill papers secret

Plaintiffs in the case are asking a federal judge to force Exxon Mobil to prove that the information in hundreds of thousands of maintenance and repair documents on the pipeline need to be kept secret.
A Gunnison Sage Grouse. (AP Photo/Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Dave Showalter)

Endangered animals, environmental groups among industry’s biggest foes in 2014

The sage-grouse was just one of several unique species in the way of oil and gas development in protected areas this year.
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping drink a toast at a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, Pool)

US-China climate deal aims to prod others to act

“This is, in my view, the most important bilateral climate announcement ever,” said David Sandalow, a former top environmental official at the White House and the Energy Department.
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Fossil fuels with $550 billion subsidies hurt renewables

The findings highlight the policy shift needed to limit global warming, which the IEA said is on track to increase the world’s temperature by 3.6 degrees Celsius by the end of this century.
KiOR's facility in Columbus, Miss. (KiOR)

KiOR files for bankruptcy, but not Mississippi unit

Kior, Inc., the Houston-area biofuels maker that hoped to tap new technology to produce clean energy, filed for bankruptcy Sunday.
(Carolyn Mary Bauman /Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Republicans urged to reject wind tax credit in lame duck

Fiscal conservatives want Republican leaders to hold firm against proposals to extend a wind energy tax credit this year.
Sunoco Logistics, operator of the Mid-Valley Pipeline, has responded with more than 250 personnel to the site to contain and recover the oil. (AP Photo/The Shreveport Times, Henrietta Wildsmith)

Sunoco spill revised up to 189,000 gallons

The number of oil spilled is up 21,000 gallons from initial estimates.