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President Joe Biden pauses as he signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden's climate steps could have big impact on energy firms

Jan. 21, 2021 5:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden has put his team to work reviewing dozens of actions taken by former President Donald Trump, aiming to reverse orders that he says harm the environment or endanger public health. For the energy and auto industries, the impact could be far-reaching. Biden aims to reduce...

Anti-scaling fencing has been placed in front of the Supreme Court, which stands across the street from the U.S. Capitol, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alan Fram)

Supreme Court takes on early stage of global warming case

Jan. 19, 2021 2:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed cautious about siding with oil and gas companies in a case involving global warming. The case the court was hearing is not about whether the companies can be held responsible for harms resulting from global warming. Instead, it’s an important...

Oil giant Total withdraws from US energy lobbying group

Jan. 15, 2021 1:57 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French oil and gas company Total said it has decided to withdraw from energy association American Petroleum Institute because it disagrees on climate-related policies. Total said in a statement Friday it would not renew its membership for 2021 following an analysis of API's position on climate...

FILE - In this June 26, 2010 file photo, Plaquemines Parish Coastal Zone Director P.J. Hahn rescues a heavily oiled bird from the waters of Barataria Bay, La. The Trump administration wants to end the criminal penalties under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to pressure companies into taking measures to prevent unintentional bird deaths. Critics including top Interior Department officials from Republican and Democratic administrations say the proposed change could devastate threatened and endangered species and accelerate a bird population decline across North America since the 1970s. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Trump administration scales back wild bird protections

Jan. 5, 2021 6:37 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday finalized changes that weaken the government's enforcement powers under a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species, brushing aside warnings that billions of birds could die as a result. Federal wildlife officials have acknowledged...

This photo, taken in July 2013 by Karen Westphal and provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, shows Breton Island, off Louisiana at the southern end of the 60-mile-long chain of barrier islands making up the nation’s second national wildlife refuge. Work has begun to more than double the area available for nesting seabirds on North Breton Island.  (Karen Westphal/U.S. Geological Survey via AP)

Project will double the size of island in US wildlife refuge

Dec. 26, 2020 8:32 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Work has begun off Louisiana on a project to more than double the size of an island in the nation’s second-oldest wildlife refuge. The project will add 400 acres (162 hectares) of new habitat for birds and animals on North Breton Island, which U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

BP, Hilcorp say deal involving Alaska assets, interests done

Dec. 18, 2020 3:10 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — BP said it has completed its sale of assets and ownership interests in Alaska to Hilcorp, in a $5.6 billion deal first announced in 2019. BP announced Friday completion of its sale of pipeline interests, including its stake in the trans-Alaska pipeline, to Harvest Alaska, an affiliate...

Regulators give conditional OK to key part of BP Alaska sale

Dec. 15, 2020 4:58 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska regulators conditionally approved the transfer of BP's interest in the trans-Alaska pipeline system to an affiliate of Hilcorp as part of a proposed $5.6 billion sale that also includes other BP interests and assets in the state. In an order dated Monday, the Regulatory...

BP oil spill funds cover Louisiana boat launch, pier project

Nov. 27, 2020 10:15 AM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Money from the BP oil spill of 2010 has paid for a $3 million project to improve a boat launch and add fishing piers and parking in a coastal Louisiana parish. “This project is funded with a portion of post-BP oil spill dollars specifically allocated to mitigate for recreational...

$234M BP spill money for 5 wetlands projects in 2 parishes

Nov. 26, 2020 10:14 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is getting $234.6 million in BP oil spill settlement money for five wetlands restoration projects in three parishes. The allocations for Terrebonne, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes bring the state’s total in such restoration grants to more than $900 million...