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As the oil industry faces a downturn, unplugged oil and gas wells present significant environmental and financial challenges, potentially burdening taxpayers with the cleanup bill.

Mark Olalde and Nick Bowlin report for ProPublica and Capital & Main.

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Environmental groups escalate their legal fight against the construction of Europe's largest petrochemical plant in Antwerp, citing severe environmental and climate concerns.

Sandra Laville and Lisa O'Carroll report for The Guardian.

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The UK has exited the Energy Charter Treaty, joining a wave of EU countries in rejecting the agreement criticized for hindering climate goals.

Stuart Braun reports for Deutsche-Welle.

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HOUSTON - Texas has more chemical disasters than any other state, according to the chemical incident database from the Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters.

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The European Union has revised its air pollution regulations, setting stricter limits on harmful pollutants, although these new standards still don't meet the World Health Organization's recommended levels.

Ajit Niranjan reports for The Guardian.

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A federal appeals court has lifted the moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands, potentially impacting future coal sales and climate change efforts.

Matthew Brown reports for The Associated Press.

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The Supreme Court's conservative majority is likely to restrict the Biden administration's environmental efforts, specifically the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan to reduce cross-state air pollution, impacting public health and environmental policies.

Adam Liptak reports for The New York Times.

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Despite former President Trump's denial of climate science, some Republicans are advocating for policies to address global warming.

Emma Dumain and Timothy Cama reports for POLITICO.

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In a wave of protests, European farmers challenge new climate policies, leading to policy reversals.

Max Graham reports for Grist.

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A lawsuit alleges that BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, and Shell have damaged Chicago by undermining scientific credibility, while their products contribute to devastating effects such as intense storms, floods, extreme heat, and coastal erosion.

Brett Chase reports for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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The Ohio Environmental Council and Earthjustice filed a motion to delay a meeting that could fast-track fracking in Salt Fork State Park and other Ohio state lands.

Laura Hancock reports for Cleveland.com.

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In a bold move against banks deemed unfriendly to fossil fuels, Texas's actions could lead to a staggering $22 billion in additional taxpayer costs.

Chris Tomlinson reports for The Houston Chronicle.

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The Inflation Reduction Act introduces a significant methane fee to curb emissions from the oil and gas industry.

Naveena Sadasivam reports for Grist.

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The Supreme Court evaluates the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's initiative to decrease emissions affecting neighboring states, aiming to mitigate smog-related health issues.

Anna Phillips and Ann E. Marimow report for The Washington Post.

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Enbridge, a Canadian pipeline company, is challenging a federal court's shutdown order of its Line 5 pipeline on the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin, citing a 1977 U.S.-Canada treaty.

Phil McKenna and Noel Lyn Smith report for Inside Climate News.

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A recent report reveals a decades-long campaign by the plastics industry falsely promoting the feasibility of plastic recycling.

Joseph Winters reports for Grist.

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Former Texas Commission on Environmental Quality inspector Sheila Serna discusses the severe impact of petrochemical industries on health and environment, particularly in Texas and Louisiana.

Ray Levy Uyeda reports for Prism.

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Virginia's transition to renewable energy gains momentum with the election of Kelsey Bagot and Samuel Towell as key utility regulators.

Hannah Chanatry reports for Inside Climate News.

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