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Colorado approves new flowline rules after fatal blast

Nov. 21, 2019 8:51 PM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Colorado regulators on Thursday approved a set of safety measures designed to increase citizen protections in areas surrounding thousands of miles of underground oil and gas pipelines in the state. The rules provide public access to a more detailed and accurate state map of locations...

The Latest: Colorado OKs pipeline rules after fatal blast

Nov. 21, 2019 8:42 PM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on pipeline safety rules being considered by Colorado regulators (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Colorado regulators have approved a set of safety measures designed to increase protections surrounding thousands of miles of underground oil and gas pipelines in the state. The...

Gas pipeline protesters sit-in in Oregon governor’s office

Nov. 21, 2019 7:17 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Demonstrators opposed to a liquefied natural gas pipeline through Oregon, with a marine export terminal on its shores, flooded into the Oregon State Capitol in Thursday and began staging a sit-in in Gov. Kate Brown’s office. The hundreds of protesters demanded the Democrat stand...

US agency to consider expanded drilling in Alaska reserve

Nov. 21, 2019 6:20 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Trump administration will consider a new management plan and expanded oil drilling for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, an Indiana-size area that former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar characterized as an “iconic place on our Earth.” The Bureau of Land...

New Mexico task force rolls out climate change strategies

Nov. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday reiterated her commitment to addressing the causes and effects of climate change as a panel of experts concluded that New Mexico needs to pick up the pace if it wants to meet its goals over the next decade. The governor’s climate...

Iran net outage first to effectively isolate a whole nation

Nov. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EST

Internet connectivity is trickling back in Iran after the government shut down access to the rest of the world for more than four days in response to unrest apparently triggered by a gasoline price hike. The shutdown across a nation of 80 million people was the first to effectively isolate a modern, highly...

Northam: Fish-oil firm should halt fishing in Chesapeake Bay

Nov. 21, 2019 4:58 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s governor is urging the Trump administration to stop a company that makes fish-oil supplements from fishing in the Chesapeake Bay. Gov. Ralph Northam has asked U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to place a moratorium on the catching of menhaden in the bay....

Stocks close with modest losses amid US-China trade anxiety

Nov. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EST

Stocks closed modestly lower on Wall Street Thursday after a mostly listless day of trading handed the market its third straight drop. Losses in technology stocks, companies that rely on consumer spending and other sectors outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. Energy sector stocks were the biggest winners,...

Enbridge completes rock sampling for Michigan tunnel project

Nov. 21, 2019 12:26 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge says it has completed sediment and rock sampling in preparation for building a Michigan oil pipeline tunnel that some state leaders and environmentalists hope to block. The Canadian company said Thursday its crews took core samples from 27 locations in the Straits of...

Opposition emerges to proposed North Slope oil project

Nov. 21, 2019 9:55 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A proposed Alaska oil production project is facing opposition from a nearby village, with some people expressing concern it could affect hunting and fishing. Planning commissioners in the North Slope village of Nuiqsut declined to support a rezoning proposal for the so-called...