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Obama vows to press ahead on Clean Power Plan after setback

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Tuesday’s surprising move by the court is a blow to Obama and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents.

Supreme Court Stays Clean Power Plan

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In a surprising moves to legal experts, the Supreme Court today in a 5-4 ruling stayed the implementation of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) supporting greenhouse gas reductions at fossil fuel fired power plants.  The move was surprising because the Supreme Court rarely involves itself in the determination of whether or not a temporary […]
FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Bryant Gobble, left, hugs his wife, Sherry Gobble, right, as they look from their yard across an ash pond full of dead trees toward Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station in Dukeville, N.C. Duke says it will provide bottled water to residents living near coal ash pits in North Carolina. So far, more than 150 residential wells tested near Duke's dumps have failed to meet state groundwater standards. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7 million for coal ash spill

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The fine covers violations that Duke Energy admitted when it pleaded guilty to federal pollution crimes nine months ago and agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution, the state Department of Environmental Quality said.
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BP CEO: oil outlook ‘lower for longer, but not lower forever’

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The oil-market crash cost BP more last year than the Deepwater Horizon disaster cost it in 2010.
Rick Burleson joins Paul Hastings as oil and gas leader.

Paul Hastings appoints new Houston oil and gas boss

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The position is a new one Paul Hastings, he said, which already has a robust oil and gas practice.
Snow is cleared outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Jan. 23, 2016. A huge winter storm pounded the East Coast on Saturday, bringing one of the most populated stretches of the country to a near standstill. (Zach Gibson/The New York Times)

High court upholds government’s energy conservation program

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The justices ruled 6-2 on Monday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had the authority to issue directives aimed at conserving energy and preventing blackouts.
Two women sit outside the offices of the National Energy Board after locking themselves to the doors by placing bike locks around their necks, to protest the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, in Vancouver, Canada, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. The proposed $5-billion expansion would nearly triple the capacity of the pipeline that carries crude oil from near Edmonton to the Vancouver area to be loaded on tankers and shipped overseas. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

US tribes oppose massive pipeline expansion in Canada

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Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain project would nearly triple pipeline capacity from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels of crude oil a day. It would carry oil from Alberta’s oil sands to the Vancouver area to be loaded on to barges and tankers for Asian and U.S. markets.
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Feb. 29 appeal date in coastal suit against oil companies

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The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East hopes to revive the lawsuit it filed in 2013.
Mother of two Jennifer Lee reacts while talking to other parents protesting with their children in Los Angeles' Porter Ranch on Devember 11, 2015, calling for the Los Angeles Unified School District to move the schools to protect the health of their kids amid an ongoing, massive gas leak. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Leaking Los Angeles gas well ordered shut down

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hearing board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District issued the order Saturday
The silhouettes of emissions are seen rising from stacks of the Duke Energy Corp. Gibson Station power plant at dusk in Owensville, Indiana, U.S., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Obama’s Clean Power Plan can proceed pending review, appeals court rules

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The plan has been challenged by more than two dozen mostly Republican-led states and allied business and industry groups tied to fossil fuels.