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Environmentalists in Anchorage rally against Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Environmentalists rallied Monday against oil drilling in the Arctic, gathering at an Anchorage park near a climate change conference President Barack Obama was scheduled to attend later in the day. A few hundred people attended the two-hour rally, waving signs with such messages as “There is no plan B” and “We are making our earth sick.” ...

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Protests greet FirstEnergy rate request hearings

COLUMBUS — A small group of protesters on Monday marked the start of hearings on FirstEnergy’s rate request designed to lock in a 15-year market for power generated by a pair of its subsidiary’s plants even if they don’t offer the best price for customers. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio already has said “no” to similar proposals from American ...

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Russia says oil output could decline if prices stay low

Vladimir Putin, Russian President

MOSCOW, Sept 1 – Russia will not deliberately cut oil production to prop up prices, however its output may decline if prices remain low, local news agencies quoted Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich as saying on Tuesday. He also said that Russia was ready to discuss measures aimed at oil price stabilization with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ...

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OPEC cracks, ready to talk with world producers

The stubborn drive of OPEC is finally weaning down as the crude cartel has stated that it’s ready to talk to other producers about crashing oil prices, according to a release from an OPEC publication on Monday. “Today’s continuing pressure on prices, brought about by higher crude production, coupled with market speculation, remains a cause for concern for OPEC and ...

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Shale gas violations down as DEP steps up inspections

DEP

Pennsylvania oil and gas producers pinched by the lowest prices in years are not catching any breaks from state regulators. The Department of Environmental Protection’s oil and gas office conducted 1,700 more inspections during the first seven months of the year, an 11 percent increase over the same period in 2014, according to department data. A boost in office staff ...

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Group rallies against pipeline in Keene

About 40 people, many from Keene and towns around the region, met in Ashuelot River Park to show their opposition to a proposed pipeline through southern New Hampshire Saturday. The protesters marched down West Street holding signs with anti-pipeline slogans, cheering and giving thumbs up to the cars that honked in support. They were there, Rindge resident Patricia A. Martin ...

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Palmetto Pipeline hearing set

The legal fight over the stalled Palmetto Pipeline is moving forward. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly M. Esmond Adams has approved a scheduling order that outlines deadlines leading up to a hearing on Nov. 13 or “as soon as practicable thereafter.” The order was filed Friday. Houston-based Kinder Morgan is proposing to build the $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline along ...

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Fuel thieves tap into pipelines in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thieves drilled taps into fuel pipelines not far from downtown Mexico City in one of the most daring and dangerous of thousands of illegal taps investigators find each year. Most pipeline thefts have occurred in rural areas, but the Mexico City prosecutor’s office said late Wednesday that two sets of illegal taps had been found at ...

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