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Alberta picked up $8 million tab for land rent left unpaid by oil and gas companies in 2019

Data obtained via a freedom of information request shows taxpayers are footing the bill for delinquent companies' payments to private landowners.

Alberta abandoned well cleanup

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Alberta has a huge problem with drill site clean up, and dicey deals shifting who pays. Mike Judd had enough, so the rancher fought and won.
Oil prices stage a modest recovery as demand rises and supply drops
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Oil prices stage a modest recovery as demand rises and supply drops

The U.S. benchmark approached $30 a barrel, a month after briefly falling below zero, but it’s still far from where it was before the pandemic.
Four environmental issues in the Pittsburgh region to keep your eyes on in the age of COVID-19
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Four environmental issues in the Pittsburgh region to keep your eyes on in the age of COVID-19

COVID-19 cost jobs, closed businesses and limited travel. But the economic ruin has also led to record low levels of pollution and huge reductions in climate change emissions globally.

Could plugging orphan wells keep the suffering oil industry afloat?
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Could plugging orphan wells keep the suffering oil industry afloat?

Proposals to fund plugging of abandoned old oil and gas wells are gaining support across the U.S. as a way to restore jobs for oil workers displaced during the pandemic-driven price crash.

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Dean Baker: Building an economy that works again

A practical blueprint for reform in the wake of the coronavirus shutdown.

Alberta orphan well cleanup
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Alberta delays $65 million in oil and gas company payments for orphan well cleanup

The Orphan Well Association has received $535 million in government loans in recent years.

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