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The report comes as Republicans in Congress seek to undo the administration’s environmental policies, including an expected plan by the Environmental Protection Agency to target coal-fired power plants, and days after Pope Francis issued a dire warning about global warming’s consequences, especially for the poor and under-developed nations.
The approval means Shell has just four remaining federal permits that are essential for it to resume drilling in the Chukchi Sea this summer.
The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is a temporary setback to opponents of the plan who are expected to renew their legal attack once the regulation is finalized later this year.
A top California oil and gas regulator has resigned amid questions about oilfield contamination of the state’s water supplies, officials confirmed Friday.
Industry leaders celebrated the report’s release as a vindication of the hydraulic fracturing process that has unlocked oil and gas nationwide, driving a domestic energy boom.
The federal government said Marathon failed to comply with some fuel quality emissions standards along with record keeping, sampling and testing requirements.
Biofuel boosters are casting the Obama administration’s decision on renewable fuel quotas as a stark choice between American innovation and oil industry profits.
The new reality of oil, was the biggest topic, and the executives who took the stage focused on detailing how their companies would survive.
McCarthy’s pledge comes amid anxiety over the Obama administration’s push to sharply reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector while rapidly expanding the use of cleaner-burning natural gas, wind and solar.