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More than half of the 200 or so cyber-attacks reported to the Department of Homeland Security’s industrial control systems emergency response team have targeted energy companies, and and economic espionage cases have more than doubled in the last 18 months.
The settlement is the largest environmental enforcement payment in U.S. history.
In the post-campaign campaign, opponents of the Denton hydraulic fracturing ban say the results were tilted by college students who have no permanent stake in the city. Here are scenes from the electioneering on campus at the University of North Texas, taken by a student. .
A federal judge on Monday refused to oust the claims administrator in charge of dispensing BP’s oil spill settlement money to Gulf Coast claimants, despite BP’s criticisms in recent months.
Sue Ann Hamm has already received $25 million since the case was filed in 2012.
BP is facing $18 billion in penalties stemming from the 2010 oil spill.
A Delaware state judge denied a request by investors to delay a shareholder vote on Kinder Morgan’s $44 billion deal to fuse all of its companies.
Fraudulent payments related to subsidized fuel imports are estimated to cost the continent’s biggest economy as much as $7 billion a year.
The Texas Oil and Gas Association filed its challenge in federal court on Wednesday morning, arguing that the city has no right to override state policy favoring subterranean mineral extraction.
The vote made Denton, which sits atop a large natural gas reserve, the first city in Texas to pass such a ban. It sets up a legal showdown between the city and industry groups that have warned the ban could be followed by lawsuits and a severe hit to Denton’s economy.