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Obama administration sued over Gulf of Mexico fracking info

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The lawsuit says the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has refused to comply with the group’s federal public records request.
A worker walks near an oil derrick in North Dakota,  one of several states where production has surged, prompting a lawsuit over disclosure of toxic chemical emissions tied to oil and gas operations. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Suit seeks EPA decision on oil field chemical disclosure

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Nine environmental groups sued to force the EPA to make a decision on a petition asking the agency to require oil and gas producers to disclose toxic chemical emissions.
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Study links Ohio earthquakes to Houston company’s wells

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Earthquakes that shook an Ohio town last year are linked to hydraulic fracturing, according to a new study published by a scientific journal today.
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Commentary: Protecting World Heritage sites should be oil industry resolution for 2015

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Only Royal Dutch Shell and Total have publicly committed to not carry out or support extractive activities in World Heritage sites.
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Poll: More Americans say they prioritize alternative energy to fossil fuels

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Republicans were the only demographic group that had more members who preferred expanding fossil fuels.

Oklahoma to increase wind-generated power

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Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration says developers are planning to increase wind power capacity with projects primarily in Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Texas.
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Program that backed Solyndra now showing successes

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At the RV Park he owns in a remote corner of southwestern Kansas, Jan Leonard is seeing the benefits of one of the federal government’s most contentious programs.
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Regulations would expand coastal California sanctuaries

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The designation would bar oil and gas production off Northern California’s Marin and Sonoma counties.
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Enbridge oil spill settlement is $6.25M, not $6.75M

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The company has estimated cleanup costs to be about $1.2 billion, including $227 million on environmental consultants.
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Nevada congressman criticizes Jewell over grouse

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President Barack Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill last week with a provision that barred money from being spent on rules to protect the greater sage grouse and two other subspecies.