Harold Hamm and ex-wife Sue Ann Arnall at the the TIME 100 Gala on April 24, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for TIME)

Ex-wife of Continental Resources CEO sues over investment

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The lawsuit by Sue Ann Arnall alleges the $4.5 million sale in 2005 of the parent company and sole shareholder of Jolette Oil to Continental Resources was below market value. It asks for damages in excess of $10,000.
Categories: Finance/Earnings
Carl Icahn at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, March 16, 2010. (Chad Batka/The New York Times)

Carl Icahn takes activist stake in Cheniere Energy

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Investors are eagerly watching Cheniere Energy after billionaire investor Carl Icahn disclosed that he has obtained an activist stake in the company, raising questions about the changes he may be targeting at the Houston-based liquefied natural gas giant.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin gestures as she talks with the media after meeting with members of the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Panel says ending Oklahoma earthquakes will take research, time

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Gov. Mary Fallin urged homeowners concerned about the safety of their homes to purchase private earthquake insurance.
Kurt Mix (center) arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

November retrial date expected for former BP engineer

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Federal prosecutors say Kurt Mix deleted text messages about the amount of oil flowing from BP’s well after a 2010 rig explosion
Categories: Gulf oil spill
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2 injection wells shut down after Oklahoma quakes

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In all, more than 15 temblors of magnitude 2.0 or stronger were reported Monday by the Oklahoma Geological Survey. An additional nine quakes ranging from 2.2 to 4.1 were recorded through early Tuesday evening.
Categories: Environment
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New rule to protect streams near coal mines

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GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill quickly assailed the proposed regulation as designed to help put coal companies out of business, and they promised to thwart it.
Categories: Coal, Environment
Environmentalists want California Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for hydraulic fracturing  off Southern California.  (AP file photo/Nick Ut)

Environmentalists want Brown to stop offshore fracturing

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State regulators in June approved nine permits for Long Beach Harbor.
This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows an oil slick from a broken pipeline off the central California coast near Santa Barbara on Tuesday.   (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

Beachfront owner sues pipeline operator over oil spill

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The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles is at least the fourth proposed class-action against Plains since the May 19 spill blackened beaches and spread oil at least 100 miles.
A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, Calif.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Exxon Mobil halts production following California pipeline spill

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Exxon Mobil said Tuesday it had ceased production at three offshore platforms that were isolated by the rupture and subsequent shutdown of a Santa Barbara pipeline.
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Home efficiency upgrades don’t pay, study says

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Energy efficiency experts who were shown the study say the authors’ broad conclusions about energy efficiency in general aren’t justified after a study of a single program in a single state focused only on low-income households.