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Federal regulators cleared Cheniere Energy to expand Sabine Pass LNG, but the Sierra Club has asked for additional review. Work is ongoing on the first phase of that project. (Cheniere Energy)

Cheniere ready to start work on Sabine Pass expansion, urges feds to give full approval

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Cheniere Energy is ready to start construction on an expansion of its Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas export terminal, but it can’t start work until federal regulators dismiss an environmental group’s request to intervene.
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Celebrities line up to blast Keystone XL

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The singers, filmmakers and actors — including “Revenge” star Emily VanCamp and Dawn Oliveri of “House of Lies” — lay out arguments against the pipeline in a new video.
(Jennifer A. Dlouhy / The Houston Chronicle)

Feds propose Arctic drilling mandates

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The Interior Department’s proposal would for the first time impose specific mandates on offshore drilling in isolated U.S. Arctic waters — updating rules that were built decades ago for the much more temperate Gulf of Mexico.
Crews dig up land at a saltwater spill site near Blacktail Creek outside Williston, N.D. A North Dakota health official called the 70,000 barrel spill the state's largest during the state's current oil boom. (AP Photo/Williston Herald, Zack Nelson)

North Dakota saltwater spill reached Missouri River

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But officials don’t expect harm to wildlife or drinking water supplies.
(AP photo/Brennan Linsley)

Kansas official links earthquakes to disposal of waste water

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The state recorded more than 120 earthquakes last year, up from zero in 2012.
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Green groups sue DOT over oil-by-rail regulations

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The groups want the Transportation Department to block refiners and other shippers from using older, rupture-prone tank cars to move crude from the Bakken formation in North Dakota.
Iris Smith, right to left, Michael Smith, Sig Cornelius, Charles Reimer, Hiroshi Ozaki, Yuji Kakimi, and Dennis Bonnen break ground in November 2014 at the Freeport LNG Liquefaction Project groundbreaking ceremony. (Gary Fountain)

Freeport LNG obstacles cleared in two rulings

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Executives stressed that the company would move swiftly to begin construction after the final regulatory hurdles fell away at a groundbreaking ceremony Monday.
Senator-elect, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, (R-Colo.), delivers his victory speech to supporters during a GOP election night gathering at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, in Denver, Colo., Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014. Gardner defeated his Democratic opponent, incumbent Sen. Mark Udall. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Republicans won big by embracing energy, industry group says

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Wins on Election Day gave Republicans more power to advance industry priorities such as Keystone XL and expanded opportunities for oil and gas drilling.
(Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)

Enbridge avoids U.S. review with plan to boost oil sands flow

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The State Department, responsible for approving cross-border energy projects like the Alberta Clipper and the proposed Keystone XL line to the U.S. Gulf Coast, said in a statement that Enbridge can go forward with its plan under authority granted by previously issued permits.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Environmentalists pressure Clinton on Keystone XL

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More than two dozen environmental groups are looking to enlist former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in their fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, pressuring the potential presidential candidate to come out against the project before she makes any bid for the White House.