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1 year 1 month ago

Tribe seeks to expand shale-oil drilling

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - The Southern Ute tribe plans to lease 12,000 acres of mineral rights to a tribal-owned production company. The development will likely mean more horizontal shale-oil drilling that has drawn packed crowds to La Plata County meetings and passionate debate about shale-oil exploration, hydraulic fracturing and the...

4 years 2 months ago

Court OKs approval of Shell Arctic drilling plan

An environmental group challenging Shell Oil's plans to drill exploratory wells off Alaska's coast calls a federal appeals court decision disappointing, given the catastrophic Gulf of Mexico spill. A federal appeals court in Portland, Oregon ruled that the federal government met its obligations to consider the potential threat to wildlife...

4 years 2 months ago

Finger pointing over the gulf oil spill

Congress begins hearings today on the massive oil spill threatening sensitive marshes and marine life along the Gulf Coast and the blame game is in high gear. Executives of the three companies involved in the drilling activities that unleashed the environmental crisis are trying to shift responsibility to each...

4 years 2 months ago

Oil spill reaches Louisiana coast

Fishermen rushed to scoop up shrimp and crews spread floating barriers around marshes as a faint glaze of oil started to wash ashore along the Gulf Coast from a sunken rig. The oil slick could become the nation's worst environmental disaster in decades, threatening hundreds of species of fish,...

4 years 3 months ago

Obama to allow oil drilling off Virginia coast

President Barack Obama plans to announce that the government will allow oil drilling 50 miles off Virginia's shoreline but will reject some proposed drilling sites in Alaska. Obama scheduled an announcement Wednesday at Andrews air base near Washington. In the speech, he was set to discuss why he is changing...

4 years 10 months ago

Judge blocks drilling on Colorado refuge

A federal judge has indefinitely blocked oil and gas drilling on a wildlife refuge that sits next to the Great Sand Dunes National Park in south-central Colorado. U.S. District Court Judge Walker Miller Thursday granted a preliminary injunction, ruling environmental groups presented adequate evidence that drilling would cause irreparable injury...

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