A Gunnison Sage Grouse. (AP Photo/Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Dave Showalter)

Congress blocks sage grouse protections, but work goes on

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President Barack Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill late Tuesday with a provision that barred money from being spent on rules to protect the chicken-sized bird and three related types of grouse.
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Study: All-electric cars may not be so green

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The key is where the source of the electricity all-electric cars.
Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
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Ecuador case against Chevron before Canadian court

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Lawyers have fought for years in several countries over who’s responsible for pollution in the rain forest.
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States looking to increase electric-vehicle charging stations

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Several states are pushing forward tax incentive programs to provide charging stations for the increasing number of electric vehicles on the road.
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Enbridge settles Michigan class-action suit over spill

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A pipeline leak spewed more than 800,000 gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River and Talmadge Creek in July 2010, resulting in one of the costliest onshore oil spills in U.S. history.
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A Gunnison Sage Grouse. (AP Photo/Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Dave Showalter)

Sage grouse scares off BLM oil, gas bidders in Nevada

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to decide early next year whether to grant a petition by conservationists to list the bird as threatened or endangered.
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Exxon: North America to be energy exporter by 2020

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The company’s forecast outlined an about 35 percent growth in energy demand across the world through 2040, driven mostly by a growing population and the rise of an energy-hungry middle class in developing countries.
Princeton University researchers sampled methane  from this abandoned well in Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mary Kang)

Study finds ‘significant’ methane leaking from abandoned wells

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As the Obama administration nears a decision on whether — and how — to clamp down on methane leaking from active oil and gas operations, new research suggests abandoned wells may be a significant source of the potent greenhouse gas.
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Fuel exports soar under Obama

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U.S. exports of diesel and gasoline have doubled since President Barack Obama took office, and the carbon embedded in them has meet political goals by taking it off America’s pollution balance sheet.
A handful of corn is shown before it is processed at the Tall Corn Ethanol plant in Coon Rapids, Iowa. (AP file photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Ethanol joins U.S. fuels dominating global export market

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Exports of the additive derived from corn rose 31 percent this year to the highest level since 2011, meeting demand from South Korea to Persian Gulf oil producers.