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.
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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.
In this March 25, 2014 photo, a worker oils a pump during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. well pad near Mead, Colo. The first experimental use of hydraulic fracturing was in 1947, and more than 1 million U.S. oil and oil wells have been fracked since, according to the American Petroleum Institute. The National Petroleum Council estimates that up to 80 percent of natural oil wells drilled in the next decade will require hydraulic fracturing. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Fracking chemicals led to warehouse fire, evacuation, 3 hurt

Lubrizol workers were working with emergency crews to contain the fire and protect homes and businesses, the company said.
A worker uses equipment to secure a section of pipe on an oil drilling platform operated by Tatneft OAO near Almetyevsk, Russia, on Friday, July 31, 2015. Eleven months of surviving with oil below $100 have left Russia hardened enough to endure a monthlong drop to $40 a barrel, a survey of economists showed. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Worldwide oil job losses climb to 233,000, recruiter says

Swift Worldwide Resources CEO Tobias Read said there’s no sign of an immediate turnaround in the oil and gas job market and the situation “is likely to get worse.”
Traders work in the crude oil options pit on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Moody’s: Distressed exchanges becoming more common

Recently, companies such as Venoco, Halcon Resources Corp. and Goodrich Petroleum Corp. have offered creditors distressed exchanges, according to Moody’s.
A rig worker looks out across the North Sea aboard the Troll A natural gas platform, operated by Statoil ASA, in the North Sea, Norway, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Norway is on track for record gas production this year after Statoil ASA put an end to technical issues that limited Troll's capacity. Photographer: Krister Soerboe/Bloomberg

Statoil to exit Arctic leases north of Alaska

Statoil’s announcement comes two months after Royal Dutch Shell announced it would abandon its $7 billion Arctic drilling efforts in a neighboring part of the Chukchi Sea north of Alaska, after drilling a dry hole.
Russ Girling, President and CEO of TransCanada Corp., during CERA Week at the Hilton Americas on March 4, 2014, in Houston. (Mayra Beltran/Houston Chronicle)

TransCanada plans dividend growth with $36.7 billion in projects

TransCanada is pursuing bite-sized projects as it seeks to win approval for large-scale pipelines held up by environmental opposition and regulatory scrutiny, including the Keystone XL project rejected this month by U.S. President Barack Obama.
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BP’s drilling plan offshore Australia turned back by regulator

BP is seeking to drill in the Great Australian Bight, a remote region the company has described as “pretty much the last big unexplored basin in the whole world.”
Total headquarters outside Paris. (AP file photo/Jacques Brinon)

Total steps up security measures after terror attacks in Paris

France has declared a three-month state of emergency after terrorist attacks carried out by Islamic State militants hit the French capital on Nov. 13.
State Capitol police officers speak with protesters against Illinois oil drilling hydraulic fracturing legislation, sitting in front of the entrance to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's office at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday in Springfield. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Anti-fracking group plans demonstrations in a dozen states

The Youngstown, Ohio-based Frackfree America National Coalition organized Tuesday’s events, including rallies in a number of Ohio counties.