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  • EPA targets oil refineries' emissions into neighborhoods

    EPA targets oil refineries' emissions into neighborhoods
    Oil refineries would be required to cut emissions and begin monitoring levels of toxic air pollutants at their fence lines with neighboring communities under standards proposed Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Mixed reactions after U.S. drastically cuts Monterey Shale outlook

    Mixed reactions after U.S. drastically cuts Monterey Shale outlook
    Kim Owens, daughter of an oil rig supervisor who once worked on a fracking crew, now pours drinks for oil workers every day as a bartender at the Foxy Lady in this tiny town 18 miles northwest of Bakersfield. To Owens and many others in Kern County,...

    Maine port city's ban on crude exports prompts oil industry threats

    The decision by a small coastal city in Maine to ban the export of crude oil from its harbor brought threats of lawsuits from the oil industry Tuesday and put South Portland on the front lines of a battle over development of Canada’s huge and...

    Flawed drilling gear still in use after BP oil spill, board says

    Flawed drilling gear still in use after BP oil spill, board says
    Design problems with a blowout prevention system contributed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, and the same equipment is still commonly used in drilling four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report issued by the...

    Students press schools to drop fossil fuel stocks

    Students press schools to drop fossil fuel stocks
    In the 1980s, student protests against apartheid led universities to sell off stocks in companies doing business in South Africa. More recently, concerns about genocide in Darfur, the health effects of tobacco and handgun violence led to more college...