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Pa. gas industry: change endangered species laws

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Major oil and natural gas industry groups in Pennsylvania are backing efforts to change the state’s endangered and threatened species laws, despite objections from some sportsmen’s and environmental groups.
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Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
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Chevron says it won’t seek money from 2 Ecuadoreans

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The trial is set to begin next month in federal court in Manhattan,
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Commentary: On fracing in the UK, both sides have a lot in common

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That camp paints a pretty bad picture of oil & gas professionals also, but of course, either way those are all crude generalizations, and their effects are the same: they further reinforce an “us vs. them” mentality, and ignore the fact that both pro and anti-industry groups actually have plenty of common ground from which to start a more productive exchange than what’s currently going on in the English countryside.
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy Charles McConnell will lead Rice University's Energy and Environment Initiative as executive director, the school announced on Tuesday, Sept. 3. (Rice University)

Rice taps former US fossil energy chief to lead new initiative

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Charles McConnell, a former U.S. assistant secretary for fossil energy, said his job entails bolstering the university’s relationships with industry giants such as Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell and BP.
A thick cloud of fog and morning light engulfs wind turbines at the BP Sherbino Mesa II Wind Farm in Fort Stockton. ( Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle )

Clean energy jobs show small bounce in second quarter

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Texas added 2,000 clean energy and transportation jobs in the second quarter, the eighth-highest amount in any state.
(Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle)

Houston-Galveston area to get fleet of electric delivery trucks

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The Houston-Galveston Area Council wants to improve the city’s air by trading diesel guzzlers for battery-pack trucks.
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Turning Eagle Ford well water into drinking water

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There’s a lot of talk of treating and reusing water in the oil field. Now Purestream Services says it has won a contract from a gas producer in the Eagle Ford Shale region to treat wastewater at a centralized facility near Gonzales.
US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz speaks during a meeting at the National Industry Confederation headquarters in Brazil on August 16, 2013. (Evaristo SAEVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama climate plan not a war on coal, energy secretary says

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President Barack Obama’s plan to combat climate change is not, as critics allege, a “war on coal,” says U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise enters the Northern Sea Route (NSR) off Russia's coastline to protest against Arctic oil drilling, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. The sign reads "Save the Arctic!"  (AP Photo/Will Rose, Greenpeace,)

Russian officials board environmentalists’ vessel

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The environmental group Greenpeace says that Russian authorities have boarded their ship which is in the Arctic to protest against oil drilling.
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Workers stand behind the top of a pump for the hydraulic fracturing process in the Marcellus Shale layer to release natural gas at a site in Claysville, Pa. . (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Penn. fracturing health project puts numbers to debate

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A project examining the local health impacts from natural gas drilling is providing some of the first preliminary numbers about people who may be affected, and the results challenge the industry position that no one suffers but also suggest the problems may not be as widespread as some critics claim.