Battle over Suncor oil refinery intensifies as state weighs permit renewal, metro Denver residents demand closure

Metro Denver residents testifying in public hearings demanded closure of the problem-plagued Suncor Energy oil refinery, urging Colorado health officials not to renew the refinery's outdated operating permits that allow air pollution.

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Shuttering Line 5 would be a mistake, energy ministers warn

Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan energy ministers warned a House of Commons committee examining Canada-U.S. relations Tuesday that the shutdown would have a “devastating impact” on the provinces.

B.C. fails to demand detailed oil spill plans from Trans Mountain

In advance of granting new environmental certificates for the pipeline’s expansion project, the province has an opportunity to demand more detailed information on oil spill response preparedness from Trans Mountain. But critics say that’s not happening

Enbridge Line 5 pipeline dispute, explained

Scientists, conservationists and Indigenous people have been calling for the 65-year-old pipeline to be retired for years, saying it's in disrepair and could cause a devastating spill.


The Indigenous-led fight to stop the Line 3 oil pipeline route expansion in Minnesota

Indigenous groups and climate activists say Line 3 poses a significant risk of oil spills that could destroy precious water resources, wetlands, and ancestral lands.


FERC makes major shift on pipeline CO2 emissions

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission assessed a natural gas pipeline project's contribution to climate change for the first time yesterday as it shifted policy on renewables.

North Carolina Pipeline Caused the Biggest Gas Spill in Decades

A slowly-unfolding, little-reported-on saga in North Carolina involves a company controlled by the Koch brothers and Shell, and a pipeline that has been transporting dirty energy for decades. And it has implications for pipelines everywhere across the U.S.

Biden shut down the Keystone XL pipeline. Here’s what that means for climate and Big Oil

On the first day of his presidency, Joe Biden issued an executive order canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, making good on his promise to the climate activists who helped get him elected. During a January 22 call to celebrate Biden's presidential victory, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau voiced Canada's "disappointment" with Biden's decision.


Southwest Memphis landowners mount legal defense against oil pipeline’s use of eminent domain

A lawyer for two Southwest Memphis landowners is challenging eminent domain lawsuits filed by Byhalia Pipeline against his clients, asserting in court filings that the building of an oil pipeline through residential properties does not serve residents and is a threat to the water supply.


Alberta leader urges Biden to hear case for Keystone XL

The premier of Canada's oil-rich province of Alberta wants President-elect Joe Biden to give the Canadian government a chance to make the case for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built.


Line 3 opponents file federal suit to try to block the pipeline

Opponents of the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project have filed a federal suit seeking to halt construction on the project, arguing that a key water quality permit granted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in November failed to consider several environmental impacts.


Louise Erdrich: Not just another pipeline

The expansion of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline is a breathtaking betrayal of Minnesota’s Indigenous communities — and the environment.

Biden's Cabinet picks could fuel EPA, FERC pipeline wars

President-elect Joe Biden's Cabinet and climate czar picks are likely to make a dramatic U-turn on pipeline policy at federal agencies. What does it mean for U.S. oil and gas?

'They're liars': Activists say Brooklyn residents were not informed of fracked gas pipeline

Environmentalist groups say the pipeline, intended to funnel gas from Pennsylvania to north Brooklyn, is an example of environmental racism.


'Risks and uncertainties' could make Trans Mountain unprofitable, says budget watchdog

Trans Mountain remains a profitable investment for Canadian taxpayers but changes in oil demand, construction delays and soaring costs could quickly change that assessment, says Canada's budget watchdog.
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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

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Food dyes linked to attention and activity problems in children

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

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Biden takes a run at America's glaring environmental problems. Can he succeed?

President Biden counts on a tenuous Congressional majority to dramatically alter environmental policy.

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