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SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: David faces Goliaths over pipeline

Apr. 23, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one side of an upcoming Supreme Court case over a proposed natural gas pipeline in New Jersey are two lawyers with more than 250 arguments between them. On the other is Jeremy Feigenbaum, a lawyer for New Jersey who will be making his first Supreme Court appearance. ...

2 men killed in tanker explosion at railcar repair facility

Apr. 22, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

SHOSHONI, Wyo. (AP) — Two men died in an explosion in an rail car tanker at a repair facility in central Wyoming, town of Shoshoni officials said Thursday. The explosion was reported at 3:24 p.m. Wednesday at Wasatch Railcar Repair southeast of Shoshoni, Police Chief...

Michigan agency to include climate in tunnel permit review

Apr. 21, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan agency delivered a split decision Wednesday in a high-stakes battle over a pipeline that carries oil beneath a channel that connects two of the Great Lakes. The Michigan Public Service Commission is considering Enbridge Inc.'s...

Company asks for pause in Memphis oil pipeline dispute

Apr. 20, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A company facing resistance to its plans to build an oil pipeline over an aquifer that provides drinking water to 1 million people has asked for a "mutual pause” in its dispute with city officials in Memphis, Tennessee. Plains All American...

Report criticizes offshore oil and gas environmental agency

Apr. 20, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal agency in charge of offshore oil and gas environmental enforcement doesn’t have a strong inspection program for working pipelines and doesn't adequately make sure companies clean and bury those no longer in use, a federal watchdog office says. ...

Pipeline owner: Shutdown would cause dire financial effects

Apr. 20, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The owner of the Dakota Access pipeline that moves oil from North Dakota to Illinois says shutting down the line would have dire financial consequences based on recent economic conditions. Texas-based Energy Transfer said in its filing late Monday...

Merkel defends German/Russian pipeline construction

Apr. 20, 2021 06:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday defended her country's ongoing cooperation with Russia on the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline amid growing criticism of Moscow's treatment of opposition politician Alexei Navalny and aggression toward Ukraine. ...

Size of pipeline spill again underestimated in N. Carolina

Apr. 18, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An energy company has again underestimated the amount of gasoline that spilled from a crack in a pipeline running through a North Carolina nature preserve. The Colonial Pipeline Company issued a statement Friday saying it likely underestimated...

New Kansas law to make it a crime to trespass at pipelines

Apr. 17, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill signed into law by Kansas Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly will make it a misdemeanor to trespass near oil and gas pipelines. The bill Kelly signed last week gained bipartisan support in the state Senate, but drew criticism from some House...

EU lacking sufficient electric cars charging infrastructure

Apr. 13, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In line with its ambition to make Europe a greener place, the European Union wants to drastically reduce gas emission from transport by 2050 and promote electric cars. But according to a report from the bloc's external auditor, it is lacking the appropriate charging...