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Seismic survey of Alaskan Arctic refuge won't move forward

A missed deadline for flights to look for polar bears means the work to locate oil reserves the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is effectively killed.
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Arctic drilling plan in Alaska hits roadblock

Plans for seismic surveys to help find oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge have fizzled due to a lack of protection for polar bears, according to a brief statement Saturday from the Department of the Interior.
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Climate

La. officials: US can fight climate change, still drill for oil

Offshore oil exploration can go hand-in-hand with President Joe Biden's stated goals of reducing carbon emissions and fighting climate change, Louisiana officials have argued.

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Giant Mine drilling project starts on Yellowknife Bay

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Climate

Once united in support of Biden, environmentalists and unions clash over pipelines

Environmentalists and labor unions that threw their support behind U.S. President Joseph Biden now find themselves on the opposite sides of a battle over the construction of big pipeline projects between Canada and the United States.

Climate

Qantas and BP unveil strategic partnership to reduce carbon emissions

Qantas Airways Ltd and BP PLC on Thursday announced a strategic partnership to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation sector in Australia as part of their goals to become carbon neutral companies by 2050.
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Toxics

Suriname could be latest big oil find as industry cuts cost

The small South American country has become a hot prospect for oil companies looking to produce fossil fuels while spending less.
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Climate

Trump administration’s sale of Arctic refuge drilling rights labeled an ‘epic failure’

The Trump administration sold off drilling rights to oil and gas companies in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for the first time ever on Wednesday, a move that had led to multiple legal battles from environmental and indigenous groups, along with significant public outcry.

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Toxics

New Mexican economists warn: Change course now

More than 40% of New Mexico’s income relies on oil and gas, leaving the state vulnerable to the industry's boom and bust cycle.
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Toxics

Susan Eisenhower: Biden must stop Trump's reckless plunder in Alaska

A last-ditch effort to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling is underway.
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Toxics

Sale of drilling leases in Arctic refuge fails to yield a windfall

Just half of the 22 available tracts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge got bids, and big oil companies stayed away.
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Climate

Exxon, under investor pressure, discloses emissions from burning its fuels

Exxon Mobil Corp, under increasing pressure from investors and climate change activists, reported for the first time the emissions that result when customers use its products such as gasoline and jet fuel.
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Toxics

Norway’s Supreme Court makes way for more Arctic drilling

The top court ruled against environmental groups Tuesday, saying the right to a clean environment did not bar the government from drilling for offshore oil.
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Climate

Trump administration cuts size of Arctic land offered for oil auction

In a last-minute change, the Trump administration cut about 30 percent of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge territory that it plans to auction off for oil exploration.
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