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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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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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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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Texas' oil and gas industry faces scrutiny as carbon tariffs advance

Congress is weighing legislation that would authorize tracking the carbon intensity across a wide variety of sectors.
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New Mexico Bureau of Land Management office scraps proposed fossil fuel regulations

Ten years of meetings and plans abruptly dumped; future plans uncertain.
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Texas’ oil and gas production surges even as federal government clamps down on environmental regulations

Crude oil and natural gas extraction in Texas reached record levels in 2023, according to the industry’s annual report.
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As carbon tariffs gain momentum, Texas' oil and gas industry could see huge implications

As nations worldwide examine carbon tariffs in the model of what the European Union is set to begin rolling out in 2026, Congress is weighing legislation that would authorize the Department of Energy to start tracking the carbon intensity across a wide variety of sectors.

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