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Improperly disposed radioactive oil field waste found in North Dakota

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Officials on Thursday said up to 100 filter socks were found in a property in within the city limits of Williston. The socks are the nets that strain liquids in the oil production process.

DOE: Wind could supply 20 percent of U.S. power by 2030

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Wind power could supply 20 percent of the country’s electricity by 2030, up from 4.5 percent today, under a “ambitious but credible scenario” outlined in a new U.S. Department of Energy report published Thursday.
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Ohio deep injection well seeks to reopen after quakes

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American Water Management Services asked the Oil and Gas Commission at a Wednesday hearing to lift a state chief’s order that shut down the well at its Weathersfield site, near Warren, last fall.
Energy Laboratories analytic chemist Josie Pickard works with a sample of fish being tested on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in the wake of the oil spill on the Yellowstone River near Glendive. (AP Photo/The Billings Gazette, Casey Page)

Oil shipments to resume in pipeline that broke under river

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Cleanup is on hold near the small city of Glendive, where the water supply for 6,000 residents was temporarily contaminated.
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From Canadian to Californian crude, big carbon differences found

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The new oil-climate index delves into the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the wide spectrum of oil produced today — from light, gassy condensate to thick, sludgy bitumen.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a town hall meeting in 2011. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Christie calls Exxon Mobil settlement ‘really good’

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Chris Christie defended a settlement with Exxon Mobil for a tiny fraction of the nearly $9 billion the state had sought.
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Duke Energy fined $25 million over coal ash pollution

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North Carolina wants to hold Duke accountable for years of pollution.
The former Exxon Mobil-owned Bayway Refinery in Linden, N.J. ConocoPhillips now operates the plant. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

New Jersey officially announces $225 million Exxon Mobil settlement

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Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said the settlement over refinery sites in Linden and Bayonne is separate from Exxon Mobil’s obligation to clean up the sites at its own expense.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks with reporters following a weekly Republican policy luncheon, at the Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Top Senate Republican tells states: ignore EPA carbon rules

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In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says states should reject Obama’s proposed requirements for power plants to reduce carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas.
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Cleanup crews respond to Hilcorp pipeline spill in Alaska

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The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says responders were able to reach the site at about 6 a.m. Sunday after severe blizzard conditions overnight Saturday halted response efforts.