Clean up crews removed oil-laden sand on the beach at Refugio State Beach, site of an oil spill, north of Goleta, Calif.  (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant)

U.S. gives order for Plains to finish oil spill cleanup

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Government representatives said such an order is common in spills and is not in response to any inaction by Houston-based Plains All America.
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EIA: Clean Power Plan could return CO2 emissions to 1980 levels

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The Clean Power Plan is intended to reduce emissions from power plants and its rules give states the option of pursuing several strategies to do so, according to the EIA.
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In this Saturday, May 23, 2015 photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, two cleanup crew members work to remove oil from the sand along a portion of soiled coastline. (Chief Petty Officer David Mosley/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Company hopes to remove ruptured oil pipeline by Tuesday

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The company now says the estimate of the worst-case volume of oil released is up to 101,000 gallons — about 4,200 gallons less than previously believed.
FILE - This Oct. 11, 2013 file photo shows cleanup at the site of an oil pipeline leak and spill near Tioga, N.D. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, File)

Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years

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“It’s now just become part of our lives,” Patty Jensen said of the massive spill from a Tesoro Corp. pipeline that was discovered in September 2013 by her husband.
This May 22, 2015 photo from the U.S. Coast Guard shows two members of the Coast Guard’s Strike Team surveying the site of the pipeline break in the hills above Refugio Beach north of Goleta, Calif. (Chief Petty Officer David Mosley/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Pipeline operator defends its shutdown procedure

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The original owner of the pipeline skirted the Santa Barbara County requirement by successfully arguing in court in the late 1980s that it should be subject to federal oversight because the pipeline is part of an interstate network, said Kevin Drude, deputy director of the county’s Energy and Minerals Division. Auto shut-off valves are not required by federal regulators.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waits for the start of a meeting on Iran's nuclear program with officials from Britain, France, Germany, China, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Tuesday, March 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

Kerry says energy industry will decide climate battle

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Energy and related companies can create jobs, wealth and improved health and security for people by meeting their environmental responsibilities, Kerry said in a video message for executives at a climate and business conference in Paris.
This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows an oil slick from a broken pipeline off the central California coast near Santa Barbara on Tuesday.   (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

Oil pipeline spills off California coast

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The pipeline, which is operated by Plains All American Pipeline LP, has been shut off.
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EIA: Gasoline still dominates, but other fuels have grabbed their biggest share of U.S. transportation in decades

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America’s transportation today is running on the largest share of non-petroleum energy since 1954, according to an analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
In this Sept. 16, 2004 file photo, waves crash against a sailboat lodged under a bridge in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., after Hurricane Ivan struck the gulf coast. Federal regulators believe a persistent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that began after a drilling platform was toppled during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 will continue for 100 years or more if left unchecked. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

US says decade-old Gulf oil leak could last another century

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The federal government is warning that the leak could last another century or more if left unchecked.
Activists who oppose Royal Dutch Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean prepare their kayaks for the "Paddle in Seattle" protest on Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Seattle. (Daniella Beccaria/seattlepi.com via AP)

Anti-Arctic drilling kayaktivists hold ‘Shell No’ protest

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Kayakers gathered in formation and hoisted signs and banners that read: “Climate Justice,” ”Oil-Free Future,” ”Shell No, Seattle Draws The Line,” and “We can’t burn all the oil on the planet and still live on it.”