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New Interior Department policy to increase costs for oil drilling on public land

A long-awaited Interior Department policy will raise financial assurance and royalty rates, aiming to ensure cleaner operations and better returns for the public.

Nick Bowlin reports for High Country News.

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EPA revises its approach to regulating natural gas plant emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency delays implementing emissions regulations for existing natural gas plants, opting for a more comprehensive review to include more pollutants.

Matthew Daly reports for the Associated Press.

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The looming cost of unaddressed oil well closures

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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Legal loophole in gas industry impacts Pennsylvania residents' health

Legal loophole in gas industry impacts Pennsylvania residents' health

A loophole in natural gas industry regulations is causing health concerns for Pennsylvania residents living near fracking areas, with unchecked methane emissions and other pollutants from midstream activities compromising local air quality.

Jon Hurdle reports for Yale Environment 360.

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Oil firm settles with US and New Mexico over pollution issues

A Texas-based oil company has agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement to tackle air pollution in America's top oil-producing area, with measures aimed at reducing emissions.

Susan Montoya Bryan reports for the Associated Press.

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More than 1,200 major methane leaks from landfills pose severe climate threat

Satellite data reveals more than 1,200 significant methane emissions from landfill sites globally since 2019, with south Asia, Argentina, and Spain as major contributors.

Damian Carrington reports for The Guardian.

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Wisconsin judge affirms regulators can force factory farms to get preemptive pollution permits

A Wisconsin judge has affirmed that regulators can force factory farms to obtain permits before they discharge pollutants into state waters.
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