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    By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A bill signed into law Wednesday will provide $15 million for what Gov. Jared Polis calls “an important down payment” on helping workers and communities make the transition to a clean-energy economy. The bill, signed during an event in Pueblo, will...
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The Biden administration has defended a contentious pipeline project that would carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil through Minnesota’s delicate watersheds, urging in a court brief that a challenge brought by local tribes and environmental groups be thrown out. The closely watched filing ...
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  By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. MINETY, ENGLAND » On a clearing at the edge of a farm field, 40 big rectangular boxes the size of shipping containers sit behind a tall fence. Packed inside are stacks of lithium-ion cells and other electrical equipment. Wired together, t...
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By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » Congressional Democrats have approved a measure reinstating rules aimed at limiting climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas drilling, a rare effort by Democrats to use the legislative branch to overturn a regulatory ...
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By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to cut the pollution from fossil fuels that is driving climate change, his administration quietly has taken actions this month that will guarantee the drilling and burning of oil and gas for decad...
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ExxonMobil has spent the last six months locked in a battle for its future, ever since a small investment firm launched a long-shot bid to reshape the company’s board of directors and steer the oil giant on a more climate-friendly path. On Wednesday, Exxon lost, at least in part, when a majority of...
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Thousands of permits OK’d under old rules; some homeowners disillusioned By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A new state oil and gas law that was heralded as bringing the most sweeping changes ever to better protect public health has ushered in a new era. In some cases and some places. Colorado, a ...
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Energy Reuters 2 minute read The Tennessee Valley Authority, a U.S.-owned utility, confirmed on Monday it plans to shut four remaining coal plants by 2035, the year by when President Joe Biden wants the nation's power grid to be decarbonized to fight climate change. TVA first started using co...
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The largest coal-fired power plants keep on going, even as many smaller ones close. By Dan Gearino May 3, 2021 To survive among the shrinking fleet of U.S. coal-fired power plants, it helps to be extremely big. On April 22, American Electric Power announced that it would close the Rockpo...
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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A new study that looks at Pennsylvania’s rules for locating oil and wells, and which notes Colorado’s new regulations, found that the distance between buildings and wells didn’t significantly change when the rules were tightened because exemptions were allowed. Th...
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  By Paul Krugman © The New York Times Co. “Change is coming, whether we seek it or not.” So declares a remarkable document titled “Preserving Coal Country,” released Monday by the United Mine Workers of America, in which the union — which at its peak represented half a million workers — acc...
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  By Miguel Otárola CPR News The Elk Creek mine above the town of Somerset may have closed years ago, but methane gas still silently seeps out of its collapsed walls and into the atmosphere. Tom Vessels, a former gas executive turned entrepreneur, is on a mission to eliminate that gas from ...
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    Review of program on public lands will look at climate effects By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The U.S. Interior Department is canceling oil and gas lease sales from public lands through June amid an ongoing review of how the program contributes to climate ...
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  State sets aside funds to sue others, like Colorado, for their policies on energy By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A new Wyoming law that sets aside money to sue states whose policies hamper the use of Wyoming coal was passed in part with Colorado in mind, the sponsor said. The bill rece...
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    By Thomas Covert and Ryan Kellogg Guest Commentary The U.S. federal government owns vast acreage of resource- rich public lands; $25 billion of oil and gas was produced from federal lands in 2019 alone. But thanks to decades of stagnant policies, these resources are being all but g...
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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Newly confirmed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland kicked off a forum Thursday on a review of energy development on public lands and waters by saying that “fossil fuels will continue to play a major role in America for years to come.” However, Haaland, who signed ...
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By Kevin McGill The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS » Thirteen states sued the Biden administration Wednesday to end a suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water and to reschedule canceled sales of leases in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska waters and Western states. The ...
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Ad agencies are walking away from industry By Tiffany Hsu © The New York Times Co. It is night. A little boy opens the door to his father’s room. “Dad, I’m scared,” he says. The father carries the boy back to his bed, tucks him in and clicks on a night light. “It’s only human to care for thos...
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EMISSIONS By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. During more than three decades in the oil and gas business, Andy Lane has managed the construction of enormous facilities for extracting and transporting natural gas, in places such as Trinidad and Indonesia. Now he is working in his nat...
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The company wants to walk away from almost 200 mining permits in four states, potentially leaving thousands of acres of environmentally damaged land. By James Bruggers March 3, 2021 A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia could soon decide whether to allow the Blackjewel coal min...
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