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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Regulators imposed a $2 million penalty on a Denver oil and gas company Tuesday for a series of violations to state rules. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission decided there was a pattern of violations by the family-owned K.P. Kauffman Co., causing the...
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  By Andrew Selsky The Associated Press LA PINE, ORE. » Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it. “We were going to grow our own food. We were going to live righteously. We were goin...
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  By Ellen Knickmeyer and Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » President Joe Biden tried on Friday to hammer out the world’s next steps against rapidly worsening climate change with a small group of other global leaders and announced a new U.S.-European pledge to cut climate-wrecki...
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    By John Meyer The Denver Post Last month, I visited Yellowstone National Park and several of the 10,000 geothermal features — geysers, hot springs, mudpots and steam vents — for which it is world-famous. One of them, the Grand Prismatic Spring, is especially enchanting. It takes i...
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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A Denver oil and gas company is facing about $1.8 million in penalties and the possibility of losing its ability to operate in Colorado after state regulators decided it violated several state regulations. Next the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will...
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Kauffman allegedly failed to report spills By Judith Kohler The Denver Post In a preliminary decision, state regulators have determined that K.P. Kauffman Co. violated several oil and gas rules, a finding that brings with it roughly $1.2 million in recommended penalties. The penalty amount could...
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  By Ken Amundson BizWest WELD COUNTY » The federal government and Noble Energy Inc. have agreed to a settlement in connection with the lawsuit filed Tuesday that will result in a $1 million fine and promises to remedy shortcomings in the oil company’s operation of oil tank batteries in floo...
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By Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. The Toyota Prius hybrid was a milestone in the history of clean cars, attracting millions of buyers worldwide who could do their part for the environment while saving money on gasoline. But in recent months, Toyota, one of the world’s largest automakers,...
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By Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. For much of the past decade, oil companies engaged in drilling and fracking have been allowed to pump into the ground chemicals that, over time, can break down into toxic substances known as PFAS — a class of long-lasting compounds known to pose a threat ...
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By Jack Ewing The New York Times Germany’s three largest carmakers colluded illegally to limit the effectiveness of their emissions technology, leading to higher levels of harmful diesel pollution, European antitrust authorities said Thursday. Volkswagen and its Porsche and Audi divisions must pa...
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By Cathy Bussewitz Associated Press NEW YORK » Exxon Mobil’s shareholders have voted to replace at least two of the company’s 12 board members with directors who are seen as better suited to fight climate change, bolster Exxon’s finances and guide it through a transition to cleaner energy. The re...
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Lululemon is making yoga pants to accompany our mindful habits with dirty coal powered electricity in Vietnam, Cambodia, and China. While the yoga pants maker is busy encouraging its customers to “live like your life depends on it,” Lululemon is putting the lives of its factory workers and the heal...
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Plaintiffs in the suit call the first instance of a judge ordering an oil giant to comply with the Paris climate agreement “a turning point in history.” By Kristoffer Tigue, Dan Gearino May 26, 2021 In a landmark ruling being hailed by climate activists as “game-changing,” a Dutch court...
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    By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Metro Denver residents testifying in public hearings demanded closure of the problem plagued Suncor Energy oil refinery, urging Colorado health officials not to renew the refinery’s outdated operating permits that allow air pollution. More than 150 ...
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    By Manuela Andreoni and Ernesto Londoño © The New York Times Co. RIO DE JANEIRO » As the Biden administration rallies the international community to curb global warming in a climate change summit meeting this week, Brazil is pledging to play a critical role, going as far as promisi...
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By Chris O’Meara and Adriana Gomez Licon The Associated Press PALMETTO, FLA. » Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Sunday that crews were working to prevent the collapse of a large wastewater pond in the Tampa Bay area while evacuating the area to avoid a “catastrophic flood.” Manatee Co...
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  By Jonathan J. Cooper The Associated Press PHOENIX » As states across the U.S. West beef up their renewable energy requirements, a push to do so in Arizona has been met by fierce resistance from the Republican governor and GOP-dominated Legislature, which are looking to strip ele...
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 Five board members, including the chair, who do not live in Texas will resign. A candidate for another position on the board has withdrawn his application. The vacancies will not immediately be filled. BY ERIN DOUGLAS AND MITCHELL FERMAN FEB. 23, 2021UPDATED: 23 HOURS AGO  Five board me...
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By Laura Sanicola, Erwin Seba NEW YORK/HOUSTON (Reuters) - The largest U.S. oil refiners released tons of air pollutants into the skies over Texas this past week, according to figures provided to the state, as refineries and petrochemical plants in the region scrambled to shut production during frig...
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  By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. LONDON » Britain’s Supreme Court said Friday that a group of about 50,000 Nigerian farmers and fishermen could bring a case in London’s High Court against Royal Dutch Shell over years of oil spills in the Niger Delta that have polluted the...
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