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BP to meet with feds on parameters of oil spill penalty trials

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A federal judge on Wednesday ordered BP and U.S. attorneys to meet next month to discuss how the “penalty phase” in BP’s oil spill trial will proceed.
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Iraq considers more actions against Exxon for Kurd oil venture

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Iraq is considering additional measures against Exxon Mobil Corp. over deals the company signed with the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussain al-Shahristani said.
Activists engage in civil disobedience Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the White House in Washington, D.C., in hopes of pressuring President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press)

Keystone XL pipeline records sought in Sierra Club suit

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Keystone XL pipeline records are being sought by the Sierra Club in a lawsuit claiming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has to make public documents related to its review of TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s project.
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Property owners threaten second suit over delay on fracking study

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A coalition of property owners announced that it will sue New York state over its delay in issuing a long-awaited environmental impact statement on hydraulic fracturing unless the state provides a reasonable timeline by Feb. 13 for finalizing the process.
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Jury convicts anti-Enbridge pipeline protesters

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Three women sit in the Ingham County jail awaiting sentencing next month for trespassing and obstructing police at the site of an Enbridge Inc. oil pipeline project.
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Pipeline trial kicks off as if nasty divorce case

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The billion-dollar legal battle among three oil and gas giants – Energy Transfer Partners, Enterprise Products and Enbridge – that went to trial last week sounds like a bitter divorce case, complete with accusations of a lovers’ triangle.
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Pipeline companies head to court over partnership dispute

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Energy Transfer Partners claims Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners broke its commitment to jointly build a pipeline from Okahoma to Houston and argues Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge conspired to illegally cut ETP out of the deal.
Kurt Mix (center) arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Juror interviews at issue in ex-BP engineer’s case

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A former BP engineer is basing his request for a new trial on improper interviews with jurors who had convicted him of trying to obstruct a federal investigation of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill, federal prosecutors say.
Kurt Mix (center) arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Ex-BP engineer to seek judge’s recusal from case

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Lawyers for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct an investigation of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill plan to seek the disqualification of the federal judge who presided over the trial last month.
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Drug case highlights underside of Bakken boom

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Authorities seeking to curb rising crime rates within once-quiet rural communities along the Montana-North Dakota border.