FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2013, file photo, Ingrid Forsmark kayaks on Kintla Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont. The Interior Department plans to cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease near Glacier National Park that's on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, according to court documents filed Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)

U.S. to cancel lease on land sacred to Blackfoot Indian tribes

Tribal leaders said such a move would make up for a wrong done to them in 1982, when the government issued the lease without consulting the tribes.
API President Jack Gerard  (Bloomberg)

Oil and natural gas boosters to merge into energy lobbying behemoth

The new group will speak for an industry that has been rocked by low commodity prices and faces escalating resistance fossil fuels because of their contribution to climate change.
(AP Photo/The Tyler Morning Telegraph, Sarah A. Miller)

Keystone XL developer withdraws Nebraska route application

TransCanada made the announcement Wednesday, a day before it was scheduled to appear before the Nebraska Public Service Commission for a planning conference.
US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Clean Power Plan event at the White House in Washington, DC, August 3, 2015. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama tells CEOs climate change offers growth opportunities

Obama argued that slowing or halting climate change will benefit corporate bottom lines by opening new avenues for investment in renewable energy and other green technology.
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2012 file photo, smoke billows from smokestacks near Emmett, Kansas. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to set tougher new limits on smokestack emissions from nearly two dozen states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

EPA intends tougher downwind air-pollution rule in 23 states

The EPA’s proposal follows a federal appeals court ruling this summer that upheld the agency’s right to impose the clean-air standards, which block states from adding to air pollution in other localities.
(RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

U.S. unveils plan to limit drilling on energy-rich Colorado plateau

The compromise settled a lawsuit filed by environmentalists who want to preserve the plateau’s forests, meadows, streams and wildlife.
FILE - In this March 29, 2013, file photo, workers tend to a well head during a hydraulic fracturing operation outside Rifle, in western Colorado.

Colorado regulators discuss rules meant to ease oil, gas conflicts

AP) — A hearing on proposed rules for oil and gas drilling in Colorado got off to a contentious start Monday, with critics saying the guidelines were too narrow to do any good or that they didn’t protect property rights.
Container ship

Commentary: American crude oil exports are a game changer

This week, Houston will host an important discussion focused on an integral issue within our country’s energy landscape: crude oil exports. Notably, we live in an age where positioning the United States as the global leader in meeting and supplying energy demands has not only become a priority; but almost a reality. What many Americans […]
FILE - In this March 29, 2013, file photo, workers tend to a well head during a hydraulic fracturing operation outside Rifle, in western Colorado.

New Colorado oil, gas rules could affect very few sites

The rules were designed to address conflicts that arise when Colorado’s growing cities and oilfields expand into each other. Residents complain of around-the-clock noise and lights from nearby drilling rigs, and they worry about spills and air pollution.
California Gov. Jerry Brown (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Only 1 Californian got custom oil map: Brown

None of the new records showed anyone getting a custom map of private property, or assessment of their land’s oil and gas and mineral potential — both of which Gov. Jerry Brown got from state regulators last year.