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Severe cold leads to dozens of oilfield incidents in North Dakota

Extreme cold this past week has led to a blitz of spills and other incidents in North Dakota's Bakken oil fields.
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Negotiations begin over coal ash storage issues in Mobile, Alabama

A federal judge's recent dismissal of an environmental lawsuit paves the way for settlement talks between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Alabama Power regarding coal ash storage in Mobile, Alabama.

Lee Hedgepeth reports for Inside Climate News.

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EPA and Alabama Power to start settlement negotiations over coal ash storage near Mobile

Alabama Power pools toxic sludge in a pit above Mobile Bay. Will it remain there?
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Ohio commission approves fracking in state parks and wildlife areas despite fraud investigation

A state commission in Ohio has voted to approve fracking for oil and gas drilling in state parks and designated wildlife areas.
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EPA okays Chemours request to export GenX from the Netherlands to Fayetteville Works plant

Chemours Fayetteville Works plant okayed to import up to 4 million pounds of the toxic chemical GenX from the company’s Netherlands facility.

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A rural Pennsylvania community goes to Commonwealth Court, trying to stop a new disposal well for toxic fracking wastewater

The facility, in Plum Borough outside Pittsburgh, would be the state’s 15th “injection” well. Pennsylvania’s gas industry has never had a comprehensive plan for disposing of vast quantities of highly polluting produced water.

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‘This has to stop’: oilsands, hydro dams continue to threaten Canada’s largest national park

The United Nations has given Canada three years to address threats to Wood Buffalo National Park and avoid the World Heritage in Danger list. The decision follows a petition from the Mikisew Cree, who say the beleaguered park is essential for their cultural survival.

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