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After explosion kills 14-year-old, Louisiana wants tighter safety rules on oil field tank batteries

The proposed safety changes in Louisiana come nearly 10 years after the U.S. Chemical Safety Board warned that oil batteries in rural areas posed a unique and dangerous attraction.

Bay scientists: Offshore oil drilling would put Chesapeake Bay at risk
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Bay scientists: Offshore oil drilling would put Chesapeake Bay at risk

Many fear a spill would be inevitable and could reach the Bay and its resources under the right conditions.

Chevron abandons plan to drill for oil in Great Australian Bight.

Chevron has become the second big oil company to abandon plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, almost exactly a year after BP ditched its more advanced plans for the untapped basin.

Chevron has become the second big oil company to abandon plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, almost exactly a year after BP ditched its more advanced plans for the untapped basin.

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N.D. oil industry opposes state rule changes.

The North Dakota oil industry pushed back Wednesday on several proposed oil and gas rule changes, expressing strong opposition to a rule related to reporting small spills.

The North Dakota oil industry pushed back Wednesday on several proposed oil and gas rule changes, expressing strong opposition to a rule related to reporting small spills.

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Everyone knew Houston’s reservoirs would flood — except for the people who bought homes inside them.

Despite concerns about flooding in and around the Addicks and Barker reservoirs, government officials prioritized development.

by Neena Satija, The Texas Tribune and Reveal, Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune, and Al Shaw, ProPublica, October 12, 2017

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Judge deals blow to tribes in Dakota Access pipeline ruling.

The judge refused to shut down the oil pipeline during an environmental review. Lawyers pointed to a ‘historic pattern of putting all the risk and harm on tribes.’

The judge refused to shut down the oil pipeline during an environmental review. Lawyers pointed to a ‘historic pattern of putting all the risk and harm on tribes.’

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US judge allows Dakota pipeline to run as Army conducts study.

Oil can keep flowing through the contested Dakota Access Pipeline while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts a new environmental review of the duct through next April, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil can keep flowing through the contested Dakota Access Pipeline while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts a new environmental review of the duct through next April, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

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