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New Mexico settles with Texas well operator

Texas well operator

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico oilfield regulators have reached a settlement agreement with a Texas well operator in response to spills of oily salt water at the company’s waste-water injection sites and oil wells. The New Mexico Oil Conservation Division confirmed Tuesday the agreement with Siana Operating of Midland, Texas, that outlines a timeline for cleaning up the ...

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New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments

New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Land Office is suing a Texas oil company for years of overdue fees and recent environmental cleanup costs at a wastewater injection well used by various oil producers. Siana Operating of Midland, Texas, was notified Thursday of the lawsuit in Santa Fe District Court seeking compensation, punitive damages and access to ...

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Federal suit to stop Halliburton, Baker Hughes deal

Federal suit to stop Halliburton, Baker Hughes deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday sued to stop Halliburton Co. from acquiring oilfield services rival Baker Hughes Inc., saying the deal would harm consumers and eliminate head-to-head competition. The proposed transaction, valued at nearly $35 billion, would combine two of the world’s three leading providers of those services to oil and gas companies and create a bigger ...

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US sues VW over false ‘Clean Diesel’ advertising claims

US sues VW over false 'Clean Diesel' advertising claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal consumer watchdog in the U.S. has sued Volkswagen, charging the company made false claims in commercials promoting its “Clean Diesel” vehicles as environmentally friendly. The German automaker hastily pulled the ads following last year’s admission it had installed illegal software on its diesel vehicles to cheat emissions tests. U.S. regulators say Volkswagen’s engines spewed up ...

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Company sues feds over funds for Gulf oil leak

Company sues feds over funds for decade-old Gulf oil leak

The company responsible for a continuing oil leak that began a decade ago in the Gulf of Mexico is suing the federal government to recover more than $400 million that the company set aside for work to end the leak. New Orleans-based Taylor Energy Company’s lawsuit, filed Monday in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, says the government violated a ...

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EPA plans natural gas plant toxic release rule

FARMINGTON — If a proposed EPA rule is ultimately approved, 27 natural gas processing plants in the state — and hundreds more around the U.S. — will have to alert the federal government of any toxic chemicals they release. Answering a petition and subsequent lawsuit filed by the Washington D.C.-based Environmental Integrity Project and 16 other environmental and open government ...

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Lawsuit filed over access to San Ildefonso roads

SANTA FE — Hundreds of property owners are suing the federal government in an attempt to clear up who owns the roads through San Ildefonso Pueblo that give them access to their property. The pueblo has stirred up non-Indian residents of northern Santa Fe County by seeking payments for rights of way, including for longtime county roads across land that ...

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Offshore company under fire in sexual harassment suit

A former employee on an offshore oil rig has filed a lawsuit against her past employer for retaliatory firing, sexual harassment and gender discrimination. Tamneshia Adams named Sodexo Remote Sites Partnership, Randall Cullen and their insurer in the lawsuit, which seeks $50,000 or more for defamation, infliction of emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of wages and attorney’s fees, according to ...

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