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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Oil drilling upstream of Okavango Delta moves closer to reality

This month, ReconAfrica's multimillion-dollar drilling rig pierced a riverbed in elephant habitat some 160 miles from the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta.

Climate

Oil firms should disclose carbon output, says BlackRock

World's biggest investor wants polluting industries to set targets to cut emissions and reach net zero.

Climate

Oil refineries shut as Texas energy industry reels from deep freeze

A deep freeze across Texas over the weekend took a toll on the energy industry in the largest U.S. crude-producing state, shutting oil refineries and forcing restrictions from natural gas pipeline operators.
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Energy

Op-Ed:  Gov. Newsom must limit Calif. fracking, oil and gas development

Samuel Molina of Fresno writes that the state needs to scale back petroleum use and reduce pollution.
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Climate

Shell to expand gas business despite pledge to speed up net zero carbon drive

Shell has set new carbon emissions goals to become a net zero carbon energy company by 2050, but will continue to grow its gas business by more than 20% in the next few years.

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Justice

The Keystone XL pipeline is dead. Now what?

The Keystone XL may never move any oil, but its impact will still linger in the form of the pipes, worker camps, and other assets stranded along its 1,200-mile path.
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Justice

Celebrities call on Biden and Harris to shut down Dakota Access pipeline

A coalition of prominent celebrities, indigenous leaders and environmental groups have written to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris urging them to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline which is operating without a legal permit.

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Toxics

Oil drilling on sensitive New Mexico public lands puts drinking water, rare caves at risk

A National Geographic investigation has found that Permian Basin energy exploration could taint residential aquifers with pollutants—as well as Carlsbad Caverns and other cave systems.
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Climate

UK North Sea oil rigs release as much CO2 as coal-fired power station - study

The UK's North Sea oil rigs release as much carbon dioxide as a coal-fired power plant every year by deliberately burning unwanted gas into the atmosphere as giant flares, according to research.

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Alberta oil inquiry head seeks responses from those he named for 'misconduct'

The commissioner of Alberta's inquiry into the funding of oil and gas industry critics says a deadline extension will allow more time for the inquiry to get responses from the people it names.
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Climate

Nick Estes: Biden killed the Keystone Pipeline. Good, but he doesn't get a climate pass just yet

Democrats' climate record is mixed – and it's largely pressure from Indigenous and environmental groups that's pushed them to act.

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Toxics

Mining giant Glencore faces human rights complaint over toxic spill in Chad

Dozens of villagers, including children, claim they suffered severe burns and sickness after contact with contaminated water.

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Saudi Arabia ‘leading the way’ in climate change fight

Saudi Arabia will be doing more than many Western countries to tackle climate change by the end of the decade, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman, the Kingdom's energy minister, told a panel of energy leaders at the Future Investment Initiative forum in Riyadh.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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