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Trump administration to roll back curbs on methane from oil, gas operations

The Trump administration will roll back regulations aimed at reducing emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations, its latest move to unwind environmental rules ahead of November's presidential election.

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U.S. court allows Dakota Access oil pipeline to stay open, but permit status unclear

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said that the Dakota Access Pipeline does not have to be shut and drained per a lower court order.

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BP's dividend cut puts firm on road to deliver green energy pledge

Investment in low-carbon energy is to increase ten-fold to $5bn a year by 2030. Over the next decade, renewable generating capacity will rise 20-fold and oil and gas production will be shrunk by 40%.

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BP enjoys share bounce after unveiling plans to shift away from fossil fuels

BP has won guarded praise from climate emergency campaigners and a hefty share price bounce by unveiling new plans to shift away from fossil fuels and towards low carbon energy within the next decade.

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Petrobras says ready to launch soy-based renewable diesel upon regulatory approval

Petrobras is ready to produce renewable diesel from soy or other edible oils at commercial scale and will expand investments in the segment as soon as it is granted a sales permit, the company's refining head, Anelise Lara, says.

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Revealed: Oil giants help fund powerful police groups in top US cities

Big corporations accused of driving environmental and health inequalities in black and brown communities through toxic and climate-changing pollution are also funding powerful police groups in major US cities, according to a new investigation.

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EQT restores coronavirus-curtailed Appalachian natgas production in July

EQT Corp, the biggest U.S. natural gas producer, said on Monday all of the Appalachian production it curtailed in May has returned to sales in July with no degradation to well performance.
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Deutsche Bank says it will no longer invest in fracking or Arctic oil as banks turn away from fossil fuels

Deutsche Bank says it will no longer fund oil sand or new energy projects in the Arctic region, as banks become more conscious of their carbon footprint, and contributions to climate change.

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Revealed: oil giants help fund powerful police groups in top US cities

Big corporations accused of driving environmental and health inequalities in black and brown communities through toxic and climate-changing pollution are also funding powerful police groups in major US cities, according to a new investigation.

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Carbon tax border adjustments: Good politics, bad for consumers?

With all of the attention paid to carbon border adjustments, it would seem that they must be a good thing. Yet the full story is more complex.

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Fossil fuel advocates’ new tactic: Calling opposition to Arctic drilling ‘racist’

Some say oil and gas exploration is essential as a source of jobs and revenue for Alaska Native communities, but activists argue it is simply exploitation.
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Up to 100 gallons of turbine oil spilled into Columbia River from faulty dam

Between July 6 and 14, between 70 and 100 gallons of oil spilled into the river from a faulty turbine, Columbia Riverkeeper said in a statement.

Climate

On climate, it's Biden's green revolution versus Trump's war on red tape

The U.S. presidential election pits a politician who plans to tie the country's economic recovery to tackling climate change against another determined to remove as many regulatory hurdles to oil, gas and coal production as possible.

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Giveaways created a poverty sinkhole. Then the virus hit

Property tax giveaways to oil companies and entrenched poverty around Louisiana refineries help tell the story of race and disease in an American energy hub at a time when the coronavirus is spiking in the South.

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Tribal lands ruling: 'Total chaos' for oil?

A Supreme Court ruling declaring that nearly half of Oklahoma remains Native American reservation land is sparking anger in the oil industry. What does the decision mean for energy development?

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