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By Alissa J. Rubin and Clifford Krauss, © The New York Times Co., from The Denver Post eEdition, July 17, 2020 NAHRAN OMAR, IRAQ»The men of Nahran Omar, a village in the heart of southern Iraq’s oil country, filed into a Shiite shrine clutching envelopes with X-rays, medical reports and death certi...
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By Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, from The Denver Post eEdition, July 12, 2020 State regulators writing new oil and gas rules have carried on through a global pandemic and massive turmoil in the industry. That might have been the easy part for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, now ...
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By Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, from The Denver Post eEdition, July 12, 2020 State regulators writing new oil and gas rules have carried on through a global pandemic and massive turmoil in the industry. That might have been the easy part for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, now ...
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© The New York Times Co., from The Denver Post eEdition, June 29th, 2020 HOUSTON»Chesapeake Energy, a pioneer in extracting natural gas from shale rock across the country, filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday, unable to overcome a mountain of debt that became unsustainable after a decade of stubb...
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By Erin Cox and Gregory S. Schneider, The Washington Post, July 5, 2020    The two energy companies behind the controversial 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Sunday abandoned their six-year bid to build it, saying the project has become too costly and the regulatory environment t...
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The Associated Press, The Denver Post eEdition, July 4, 2020 BERLIN» German lawmakers have finalized the country’s long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn’t ambitious enough and free marketeers criticize as a waste of taxpayers’ money. Bi...
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By Dave Kolpack, AP News, July 6, 2020 FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered the Dakota Access pipeline shut down for additional environmental review more than three years after it began pumping oil — handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and delivering a blow to President Donal...
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By Judith Kohler
The Denver Post, 6-18-2020 The Platte River Power Authority said Tuesday that it will retire a coal-fired power plant by 2030, 16 years earlier than planned. The closure of the Rawhide Unit 1 northwest of Wellington and the end of Platte River’s ownership interest when a power pla...
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 After a drastic decline this spring, global greenhouse gas emissions are now rebounding sharply, scientists reported, as countries relax their coronavirus lockdowns and traffic surges back onto roads. It’s a stark reminder that, even as the pandemic rages, the world is still far from getting g...
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Shared from the 6/4/2020 The Denver Post eEdition FORT COLLINS»A group of 57 businesses, environmental groups and other organizations has petitioned the board of the Platte River Power Authority to narrow its options for future electrical generation so that the utility’s primary coal-fired generato...
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TNYT, May 13, 2020 Brad Plumer  WASHINGTON — The United States is on track to produce more electricity this year from renewable power than from coal for the first time on record, new government projections show, a transformation partly driven by the coronavirus pandemic, with profound implicat...
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Industry’s struggles raise concerns about orphan wells, flaring   By Aldo Svaldi
The Denver Post Colorado will delay hearings on a major revamp of its oil and gas regulations by several weeks, even as concerns mount about how much of the state’s petroleum industry will be left to regulate. ...
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Shared from the 4/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition DEEPWATER HORIZON By Kevin McGill and Matthew Brown
The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS» Ten years after an oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and unleashed an environmental nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico, companies are drilling into deeper an...
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The coal sector has been in decline for a long time—year upon year—and 2020 will be no different. Indeed, this may be the year in which an array of market forces in combination may simply overwhelm the industry. Five problems persist: • Long-term low gas prices and capacity expansion by both the so...
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Even while the country is in the midst of the unprecedented COVID-19 health emergency, the Trump administration has taken the time to roll back vehicle emission standards, throwing out critical public health and environmental protections that were meant to benefit all of us. Unfortunately, General ...
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Shared from the 4/1/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Ellen Knickmeyer and Tom Krisher
The Associated Press WASHINGTON» The Trump administration’s rollback of mileage standards Tuesday marks a win for Americans who like their SUVs and pickup trucks, but the government’s own estimates show big c...
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Shared from the 3/26/2020 The Denver Post eEdition FARGO, N.D. » A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a full environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline, nearly three years after it began carrying oil despite protests by people who gathered in Nort...
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Shared from the 3/22/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Anne Barnard © The New York Times Co. The Somerset Operating Company in Somerset, N.Y., will close this month, spurring a debate over alternative energy projects. BARKER, N.Y.» It is the last coal-fired power plant in New York. White...
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Shared from the 3/12/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT.» A Canadian company said Wednesday it has started preliminary work along the route of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline through the U.S. in anticipation of starting construct...
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Shared from the 3/7/2020 The Denver Post eEdition   — The Associated Press CASPER » Peabody Energy has laid off 50 temporary workers at a Wyoming coal mine. Company spokeswoman Charlene Murdock told the Casper Star-Tribune that Thursday’s cuts are in line with Peabody’s practice of mat...
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