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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Arctic Ocean oil drilling opponents win appeal

    SEATTLE — The U.S. government violated the law when it opened millions of acres of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, possibly delaying plans by companies such as Royal Dutch Shell to drill off the...
  • Emanuel calls for fee on rail cars carrying dangerous materials

    Emanuel calls for fee on rail cars carrying dangerous materials
    WASHINGTON — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, addressing the nation’s mayors, today proposed a national hazardous-freight fee be assessed on rail cars carrying dangerous substances.  He said he was motivated by rail disasters including the one...
  • Crude oil train accidents prompt NTSB safety recommendations

    Crude oil train accidents prompt NTSB safety recommendations
    After four major crashes involving North American trains transporting crude oil, the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued three recommendations intended to protect the public in the event of future derailments, fires and spills. The...
  • Stop Kicking Canada Around On Keystone Pipeline

    Fixated as we Americans are on Canada's three most attention-getting exports — polar vortexes, Alberta clippers and the antics of Toronto's addled mayor — we've somewhat overlooked a major feature of Canada's current relations with the...
  • FAA making plans for drone flights in U.S.

    FAA making plans for drone flights in U.S.
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration published a plan Thursday that sets the stage for law enforcement agencies, businesses, universities and hobbyists to begin flying remotely piloted aircraft, better known as drones, in the United...
  • Russian who urged Arctic conservation is unbowed after Putin's insult

    Russian who urged Arctic conservation is unbowed after Putin's insult
    MOSCOW — Political science professor Sergei Medvedev, a longtime lover and explorer of the Arctic, drew the ire of Russian President Vladimir Putin when he recently called for international protection of the icy northern region in the face of...
  • Train carrying crude oil explodes, spills oil into Alabama wetlands

    Train carrying crude oil explodes, spills oil into Alabama wetlands
    A 90-car train derailed and exploded in rural Alabama early Friday morning, spilling its crude oil cargo into the surrounding wetlands and igniting a fire so intense that officials said it will take 24 hours to burn out. No one was injured. The train...
  • In quaint Avila Beach, oil firm plans resort where crude once spilled

    In quaint Avila Beach, oil firm plans resort where crude once spilled
    AVILA BEACH, Calif. — Pretty regularly, the clouds cartwheel in from the sea and sock everybody in around here, except tiny Avila Beach. It'll be dreary up in Morro Bay and dreadful down in Pismo, but here, the hills cut through the fog and leave...
  • Train in Alabama oil spill was carrying 2.7 million gallons of crude

    Train in Alabama oil spill was carrying 2.7 million gallons of crude
    A train that derailed and exploded in rural Alabama was hauling 2.7 million gallons of crude oil, according to officials. The 90-car train was crossing a timber trestle above a wetland near Aliceville late Thursday night when approximately 25 rail...
  • As Greenpeace activist sits in Russian jail, family waits and worries

    As Greenpeace activist sits in Russian jail, family waits and worries
    The irony is cruel for Lara Litvinov. Nearly half a century ago, she and her brother, Dima Litvinov — children in a family with a long history of civil disobedience — were living in exile with their parents in Siberia. When the family...
  • Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]

    Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]
    Imagine somebody offered you a deal. First, you have to agree to take a pay cut at your job. Second, you have to agree to pay more for basic necessities such as food and electricity. Third, you have to breathe dirtier air and live next to a dirtier...