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Biden has North Dakota energy officials pondering the future

Jan. 23, 2021 1:03 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The inauguration of Joe Biden as president has many who care about energy in North Dakota wondering what his administration will tackle first as it seeks to bring about a cleaner environment. Top of mind for some is the Dakota Access Pipeline, which carries as much as half of North...

Pennsylvania lawmakers sue over Delaware River drilling ban

Jan. 12, 2021 4:52 PM EST

Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania are seeking to overturn a ban on gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the Delaware River basin, filing a federal lawsuit against the regulatory agency that oversees drinking water quality for more than 13 million people. Senate Republicans led by Sens. Gene Yaw and...

Wichita area feels 5 low-intensity earthquakes in 2 weeks

Dec. 9, 2020 4:54 PM EST

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Five low intensity earthquakes have rattled part of the Wichita area since Thanksgiving, but a Kansas expert on seismic activity says residents of the state's largest city should not be overly concerned about a larger, more destructive quake occurring there. A quake with an estimated...

New Mexico to require details of water for oil well drilling

Nov. 29, 2020 5:00 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico oil and gas operators will be required to report the amount and quality of water used to drill wells, officials said. The data collection is an attempt by state agencies to scrutinize water use across New Mexico’s economic sectors, the Albuquerque Journal reported...