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Koch has 400-barrel oil spill from Hill Country pipeline

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The Texas Railroad Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are overseeing the cleanup.
Categories: Environment, Pipelines
Protesters rally against hydrofracking as the legislative session winds down at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., in June 2012.  A coalition of 100 environmental, health and community groups called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject any demonstration project for shale gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing. (AP Photo/Tim Roske)

Shale energy moves toward balance of industry, community concerns

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As shale drilling matures, an emerging middle ground is balancing industry needs and community concerns.
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Nevada mine pollution deal brings residents $19.5 million

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Atlantic Richfield Co. and its parent, BP America, acknowledged no wrongdoing under the agreement
Categories: Chemicals, Environment
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Ecuador judge says Chevron ruling was his own work

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Chevron claims in a racketeering case that the plaintiffs in the environmental case won the ruling through bribery and fraud.
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Southern Union must pay for RI environmental projects

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U.S. District Judge Williams Smith was forced to resentence Southern Union Co. after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down his original penalty of $18 million.
Part of the containment vessel for a new nuclear reactor at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant is under construction in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Experts say nuclear power needed to slow warming

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Some of the world’s top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won’t be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they’re asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power as one way to cut fossil fuel pollution.
(Kevin Cederstrom/AP)

Lightning may have caused North Dakota oil spill

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A farmer discovered the spill in a wheat field the northwest corner of the state in late September.
Categories: Environment, Pipelines
Oil swirls in a small eddy in a back channel of the Yellowstone River near Laurel, Mont., in 2011.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson,File)

Montana, feds to seek damages from Exxon Mobil spill

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The Silvertip pipeline broke near during flooding in July 2011, releasing 63,000 gallons of oil that washed up along an 85-mile stretch of a scenic river.

Categories: Environment, Pipelines
(Associated Press)

West Coast states, British Columbia to link emissions policies

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In an agreement announced Monday, the governors of California, Oregon, Washington and the environment minister of British Columbia, Mary Polak, will place a price on greenhouse gas pollution and mandate the use of cleaner-burning fuels.
A  male sage grouse, performs  his strut, near  Rawlins, Wyo. (AP Photo/Rawlins Daily Times, Jerret Raffety, File)

Restrict drilling in grouse habitat, group tells feds

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The environmental group WildEarth Guardians has asked the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to postpone approving and then impose restrictions on oil drilling in designated sage grouse habitat.