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Under pressure, Exxon Mobil agrees to disclose risks of carbon rules

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Under pressure from activist shareholders, Exxon Mobil has agreed to disclose how carbon regulations could impact its business model and investment plans, investors said Thursday.
White smoke rises from the Chevron refinery during a controlled burn, the morning after a toxic fire in Richmond, Calif.  (AP Photo/The Contra Costa Times, Laura A. Oda)

Study: Chevron refinery plan won’t boost pollution

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Chevron Corp.’s plan to upgrade its aging Richmond refinery won’t add to air pollution if the oil company follows all its proposed steps, according to a draft environmental report released Tuesday by the city.
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Oil leak found in southwest Ohio nature preserve

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Fire officials say oil leaked into a southwest Ohio nature preserve from a crude oil pipeline.
Categories: Accidents, Environment
In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator with Appalachian Voices, shows her hand covered with wet coal ash from the Dan River swirling in the background as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the river in Danville, Va. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Federal grand jury looks into Duke Energy spill

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A federal grand jury planned to convene Tuesday as part of a widening criminal investigation triggered by the massive Duke Energy coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge.
Categories: Accidents, Coal, Environment
Activisits hang a banner outside the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in eastern France on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. More than 60 Greenpeace activists have occupied the nuclear plant to protest the nation's reliance on atomic power.(AP Photo/Greenpeace, Joerg Modrow )

Greenpeace activists occupy French nuclear plant

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Police have surrounded a nuclear plant in eastern France after more than 60 Greenpeace activists occupied it Tuesday to protest the nation’s reliance on atomic power.
Categories: Environment, Nuclear
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Green push blows away German coal-power profits

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s campaign to limit climate change with an energy system based on renewable sources is cutting into profits of companies that still provide 57 percent of the power that keeps Europe’s biggest economy humming.
Categories: Coal, Environment, Europe
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska (AP Photo/Chris Miller)

Senator: Energy technology needed to combat climate change

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The U.S. has made progress at addressing climate change, but additional technologies are needed to promote the use of abundant energy resources while combating emissions, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.
Categories: Crude oil, Environment
Coal ash is scooped up on a canoe paddle from the bank of the Dan River as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash in Eden, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Emails show ties between Duke, state regulators

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Staff exchanged messages discussing “how Duke wants to be sued.”

Categories: Coal, Environment
Antelope graze not far from gas drilling rigs in western Wyoming's Upper Green River Basin. (Photo: Mead Gruver, Associated Press)

Fracturing secrets case back before Wyoming judge

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Wyoming was the first state to require disclosure of fracturing fluid ingredients to state regulators.
This photo taken on March 3 and provided by the North Dakota Health Department, shows bags full of radioactive oil filter socks, the nets that strain liquids during the oil production process, piled in an abandoned building in Noonan, North Dakota.  (AP Photo/North Dakota Health Department)

Officials: Cache of illegal oil field waste found

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Filter socks, which can become contaminated with naturally occurring radiation, are banned for disposal in North Dakota.
Categories: Environment