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The Polar Pioneer, a drilling rig contracted by Shell for Chukchi Sea exploration in 2015, is transported across the Pacific on the heavy-lift vessel Blue Marlin. (Photo: Vincenzo Floramo / Greenpeace)

Feds launch review of Shell’s Arctic drilling plan

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Federal regulators have begun a 30-day review of a broad plan that forms a framework for Shell to resume Arctic drilling this summer. The company also must obtain permits for each proposed well.
Greenpeace activists dressed in tiger suits unfurl a banner, protesting against Essar Group's coal mining plans in Mahan, at the Essar's headquarters in Mumbai. (Abhishek Shanker/ Bloomberg)

Indian billionaires ambushed as Greenpeace protests coal project

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Greenpeace activists dressed in tiger suits climbed atop the Mumbai headquarters of Essar Group and unfurled a banner protesting a coal-mining project proposed by billionaire brothers Shashikant and Ravikant Ruia.
(Flickr/SalFalko)

Russia: Last Greenpeace detainee granted bail

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A Russian court has granted bail to the last of 30 Greenpeace activists who were detained at sea during a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic.
A Keystone XL pipeline protester demonstrates outside of the White House on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press)

Activists protest Valero’s support of Keystone XL pipeline

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A coalition of activist groups protested Valero Energy Corp.’s support of the Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday, saying the pipeline’s completion would contribute to environmental degradation along its route and at Valero refineries.
The existing Keystone oil pipeline is constructed in North Dakota.   (Photo courtesy of TransCanada)

Keystone XL won’t affect climate, TransCanada says

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In a shift in strategy, the company that wants to build an oil pipeline from western Canada to Texas said Tuesday that the project will have no measurable effect on global warming.
(Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Keystone XL work veers onto wrong land

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TransCanada contractors building the Keystone XL pipeline mistakenly planned their route and cleared several hundred feet of land through property they had no right to work on, an Angelina County official told FuelFix.