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Shell may boost internal carbon price as emission rules tighten

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc may boost the internal carbon emissions price it uses for planning new projects if governments tighten climate rules, according to an executive in its emissions unit.
Actress Daryl Hannah is arrested by U.S. Park Police in front of the White House in Washington during a protest against the Keystone oil pipeline.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Analysis: Celebrities’ Keystone activism outweighs pipeline’s climate impact

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Actress Daryl Hannah hasn’t chained herself to the White House fence in support of tougher power plant emissions. Maybe she should.
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Chamber study predicts Obama climate rule will kill jobs

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The nation’s biggest business lobby says President Barack Obama’s plan to tackle climate change could cost the U.S. economy $50 billion a year. Supporters predict it will create jobs and lower power bills.
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. (Greenpeace)

Statoil rig kept idle in Arctic by Greenpeace activists (photos)

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Greenpeace activists occupied a Statoil ASA rig in Norway’s Arctic Barents Sea for a second day, preventing it from reaching the nation’s northernmost oil exploration well the protesters say may harm the environment.
Categories: Arctic, Environment
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Texas regulators: Can’t tie water contamination to drilling

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A geologist for Texas regulators wrote that the agency has determined that there is insufficient evidence tying drilling to methane contamination beneath a Texas neighborhood and the agency will not investigate further.

EPA Proposes new “residual risk” rule for refineries

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Cross Posted from Center for Progressive Reform Blog: On May 14, 2014, the EPA proposed new rules to control “residual risk” from hazardous air emissions (such as from benzene) at the nation’s petroleum refineries.     The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to calculate whether or not residual risk to human health exists after […]
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Exxon CEO: Oil will be top energy source for years

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About 15 people protested outside the meeting hall of Exxon Mobil’s annual shareholder meeting, charging that the company was not doing enough to reduce climate change and develop alternative sources of energy to burning oil and natural gas.
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Anadarko’s $5 billion pollution settlement wins approval

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Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s agreement to pay $5.15 billion for pollution cleanup across the U.S. was approved over objections from people who said their illnesses won’t be properly compensated.
A natural gas rig in southwest Arlington, Texas (Star-Telegram/Paul Moseley)

Damage award in Texas fracking case raises stakes in air quality debate

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A Texas family has won what appears to be the first successful U.S. lawsuit alleging that toxic air emissions from oil and gas production sickened people living nearby. But there are no assurances the verdict against Aruba Petroleum will survive an appeal or lead to regulatory changes in Texas.
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Power plant becomes a model for cleaner operation

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A massive coal-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania is turning from one of the worst polluters in the country to a model for how such a facility can clean up its act.
Categories: Electricity, Environment