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UK Shareholders Gear Up for First-Ever US Lawsuit Against BP Over Deepwater Horizon Losses
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Corporate news, Court, Crime, Ecology, Oil, UK, USA )

Ray
- 85 days ago - rt.com
Major UK shareholders in BP have joined together to sue the British energy giant in the US over lost earnings from the infamous Deepwater Horizon oil rig blast in 2010. The case is the first in the US, where awards are much bigger than in the UK.
Northern Gateway and the Fight for Canada's 'Soul'
Offbeat  (tags: pipeline, economy, environment, oil, Canada )

Ray
- 103 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Is a pipeline that provides Canadian oil with a smooth route to the Pacific the key to Canada's economic future, or is it a dangerous break with the country's past? The BBC reports from three places where the dispute is keenly felt.
Fracking Moratorium Fails in California Despite Strong Public Support
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Fracking, Gas, Natural resources, Oil, Politics, Shale, USA )

Ray
- 122 days ago - rt.com
The California Senate killed a bill that would enact a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - in the state. The ban's proponents blame lobbying by the oil industry, which spent nearly $1.5 million in three months fighting the bill.
'Horrible' Pipeline Defects Prompt New Rules for Keystone XL Construction
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Oil, Politics, Security, USA )

Ray
- 124 days ago - rt.com
Bad welds, dents and damaged coatings discovered at the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline have led to safety regulators imposing two extra conditions on the implementation of the project's northern segment.
Illegal Dumping of Fracking Fluids in Texas Highlights Risk
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Fracking, Gas, Oil, USA )

Ray
- 131 days ago - rt.com
Texas authorities are investigating the illegal dumping of toxic oil-and-gas-drilling waste fluids in Karnes County, Texas, ground zero for the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, boom in the state's Eagle Ford Shale region.
Santa Cruz Becomes First California County to Ban Fracking
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Fracking, Gas, Oil, USA )

Ray
- 132 days ago - rt.com
Santa Cruz County has become the first county in California to implement a "permanent" ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in addition to all other onshore oil and gas development.
UK to Run Out of Oil, Gas and Coal in Five Years - Report
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Energy, Europe, Fracking, Gas, Oil, Russia, UK )

Ray
- 134 days ago - rt.com
New research from the Global Sustainability Institute has found that Britain, France and many other European countries have low reserves of fossil fuels, and their home grown energy could be entirely reliant on imports in several years.
'Knee Deep': 10,000 Gallons of Oil Spills on LA Streets
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Ecology, Oil, USA )

Ray
- 136 days ago - rt.com
A ruptured oil pipe near the city of Glendale, Los Angeles County, has caused a massive leak as 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled onto streets, which is knee high in some places, the Los Angeles Fire Department reports.
Illegal 'Fracking-Like' Oil Drilling Halted in Ecologically-Sensitive Everglades
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Ecology, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Law, Oil, USA )

Ray
- 140 days ago - rt.com
Florida officials have ordered an oil-drilling company to halt its illegal fracking-like operations near the Everglades, raising the ire of area citizens already concerned about the harm of energy exploration to humans and the region's delicate ecosystem.
Fracking's Unexpected Side-Effect: Traffic Deaths on the Rise
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Fracking, Gas, Health, Natural resources, Oil, Security, USA )

Ray
- 142 days ago - rt.com
Fracking requires twice or three times as many truck trips per well as older oil and gas extraction techniques. That could be reason for drilling areas in US witnessing a significant spike in traffic fatalities, new analysis suggests.
Ecuador Indigenous Group Fights Oil Exploration Plans
Offbeat  (tags: rain forest, tourism, oil, exploration, Ecuador, Amazon )

Ray
- 143 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An unequal struggle is going on in eastern Ecuador's tropical rain forest between a Quechua indigenous group trying to promote local eco-tourism, and the powerful state oil company set on pushing oil exploration further into the Amazon,
Fracking-Linked Earthquakes Likely to Worsen - Seismologists
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Oil, Science )

Ray
- 151 days ago - rt.com
Ongoing hydraulic fracking operations will only exacerbate seismic activity, leading to heightened earthquakes in areas where wastewater is injected deep underground, according to new research.
#NoKXL: Thousands March in D.C. Against Keystone Pipeline
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Health, Natural resources, Oil, Protest, USA )

Ray
- 156 days ago - rt.com
Thousands have been marching in Washington DC to protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Launched by Cowboy and Indian Alliance, the six-day event "Reject and Protect" is aimed at urging President Barack Obama to refuse the project.
Russia to Create United Naval Base System for Ships, Subs in Arctic - Putin
Offbeat  (tags: Arctic, Gas, Military, Navy, Oil, Putin, Russia )

Ray
- 160 days ago - rt.com
A united system of naval bases for ships and next-generation submarines will be created in the Arctic to defend Russia's interests in the region, President Vladimir Putin said.
 

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