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Coal power is here to stay — for now

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While coal is expected to lose market share, federal projects show that coal-fired generation capacity is expected to remain largely unchanged through 2024.
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Oklahoma woman blaming fracking wastewater for quake can sue

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Oklahoma, a region not known for seismic activity, has experienced a rash of earthquakes since 2009, the same year area oil companies began using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to shatter deep rock layers to extract oil and gas.
FILE - This Sept. 30, 2014 file photo shows the Colstrip Steam Electric Station operated by Talen Energy in southeastern Montana. Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants, Monday, June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

After mercury ruling, scrutiny of Obama climate rules grows

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The high court’s ruling undermined Obama administration regulations targeting mercury and other hazardous air pollutants — a different set of regulations from the greenhouse gas limits that Obama is counting on to slow the effects of global warming.
In this April 2010 file photo, oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Supreme court rejects BP, Anadarko appeals over Gulf oil spill fines

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A federal appeals court last year upheld Barbier’s conclusion about BP’s and Anadarko’s liability under the Clean Water Act. The offshore explosion released millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf, the largest spill in U.S. history.
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Supreme Court rules against EPA power plant mercury limits

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The rules began to take effect in April, but the court said by a 5-4 vote Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to take their cost into account when the agency first decided to regulate the toxic emissions from coal- and oil-fired plants.
Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the BP operated off shore oil rig, Deepwater Horizon, in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. (AFP/Getty Images)

BP urges judges to remove head of oil spill settlement fund

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It’s the oil giant’s latest legal effort to limit its losses from the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.
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BP appeals judge’s refusal to remove claims administrator

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A brief filed Tuesday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals contends, among other things, that Patrick Juneau had secretly drafted pleadings filed against BP before he was appointed.
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Supreme Court denies BP’s petition to review settlement case

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied BP’s request for the court to review the 2012 oil spill settlement it reached with thousands of Gulf Coast businesses and residents in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
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Supreme Court denies Louisiana lawsuits against BP

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The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
Patrick Juneau, administrator of the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center. (Houston Chronicle)

Spill claims boss says he’s closely following BP settlement rules

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The Louisiana claims administrator that BP says is too loose with its oil spill settlement money has struck back.