Energy and the environment

April 16, 2017 - 7:00 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal and state workers have reduced the amount of pressure in an oil well that is misting natural gas on Alaska's frozen North Slope, officials said Sunday. Workers from the Alaska Department of Conservation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Saturday night...
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April 15, 2017 - 11:10 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal official says crews in Alaska are ready to shut down an oil well that is misting natural gas on the frozen North Slope, but officials say it's too unstable for responders to get close. The Environmental Protection Agency says a crack in a BP wellhead near...
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April 15, 2017 - 7:49 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal official says crews in Alaska are trying to shut down an oil well that is leaking explosive natural gas on the frozen North Slope. The Environmental Protection Agency says a crack in a BP wellhead near Deadhorse sent up mist of crude oil Friday before it froze...
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April 15, 2017 - 3:01 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal official says crews in Alaska are trying to shut down an oil well that is leaking explosive natural gas on the frozen North Slope. The Environmental Protection Agency says a crack in a BP wellhead near Deadhorse sent up mist of crude oil Friday before it froze...
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April 14, 2017 - 6:47 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A subsidiary of BP is reporting a crude oil spill on Alaska's North Slope. BP Exploration Alaska Inc. told state regulators Friday that oil is spraying from a well onto a pad and possibly onto the snow-covered tundra. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says...
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April 14, 2017 - 2:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to trash Obama-era rules to limit water pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency administrator announced the change this week. Administrator Scott Pruitt sent a letter to a coalition of energy companies that lobbied...
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FILE - In this file photo taken July 16, 2014, Christian Oggenfuss stands near solar panels on top of the living roof at the Odette Estate winery in Napa, Calif. A new estimate from the U.S. government shows that California met about half of the state's electricity demand for three hours on March 11, 2017--the state's goal is for 50 percent of all electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 11, 2017 - 5:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California met its goal to produce about half the state's electricity from renewable sources for three hours on March 11, a new estimate from the U.S. government shows. The U.S. Department of Energy's statistics division used data from the California Independent System Operator...
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GreenPeace activists demonstrate outside a hotel hosting a G7 Energy meeting, attended also by United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry, in Rome. Monday, April 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
April 10, 2017 - 9:51 am
ROME (AP) — The U.S. administration's review of energy policy forced the G-7 meeting of top energy officials to close without issuing a customary joint declaration. Italy's economic development minister, Carlo Calenda, told a news conference Monday that it was "not possible to sign a final joint...
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GreenPeace activists demonstrate outside a hotel hosting a G7 Energy meeting, attended also by United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry, in Rome. Monday, April 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
April 10, 2017 - 8:04 am
ROME (AP) — Top energy officials from the Group of Seven industrial nations were gathering in the Italian capital amid growing concerns over the U.S. administration's moves to unravel policies aimed at stalling global warming. Greenpeace was holding a sit-in outside Monday's meeting, calling on...
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April 09, 2017 - 8:54 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The natural gas boom that has hammered coal mines and driven down utility bills is hitting nuclear power plants, sending multi-billion-dollar energy companies in search of a financial rescue in states where competitive electricity markets have compounded the effect. Fresh off...
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