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State defends South Dakota pipeline protest legislation

Apr. 19, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

South Dakota's governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline if it's built. The law allows officials to pursue criminal or civil penalties from demonstrators who engage in "riot...

Michigan governor open to allowing Great Lakes oil tunnel

Apr. 17, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she's open to allowing construction of an oil transport tunnel beneath the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, despite previously halting work on a tunnel plan developed by her predecessor. Whitmer told reporters she wanted...

Russia-Germany gas pipeline seeks new route in Baltic sea

Apr. 15, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The developers of a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany applied Monday for a third route south of Denmark's Baltic Sea island of Bornholm, as they try to overcome objections from the country. The Danish Energy Agency says Nord Stream 2 has applied for an alternative route...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump knew WikiLeaks until he didn't

Apr. 13, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump knew WikiLeaks until he didn't. With his government seeking to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Trump is drawing a blank on a hacking organization he praised to the rafters during the 2016 campaign because of the discomfort it caused his Democratic...

Belarus leader blasts ally Russia for 'insolent' practices

Apr. 11, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The president of Belarus on Thursday threatened to retaliate against Russia for what he called its "insolent" trade restrictions. The statement by President Alexander Lukashenko reflected simmering tensions between the former Soviet neighbors. Russia and Belarus are allies with close...

Trump signs orders making it harder to block pipelines

Apr. 10, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

CROSBY, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's support for shifting more power to states on Wednesday faded next to his affinity for oil and gas production, as he aimed to make it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects due to environmental concerns. At the urging of business groups,...

Walz administration renews challenge to Line 3 oil pipeline

Apr. 8, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Monday that his administration has renewed its challenge to a regulatory panel's approval of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, saying he wants to let the legal process play out. Walz told reporters the...

Putin hosts Turkey's leader to discuss weapons deal, Syria

Apr. 8, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Turkish counterpart in Moscow on Monday, discussing how to coordinate their next moves in Syria and how to deepen business ties, including the sale of advanced Russian missiles to Turkey that has riled the United States. Turkish President Recep...

CEO of oil group sees no slowdown in US production

Apr. 7, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

The U.S. oil and gas industry is praised by supporters for boosting America to the forefront of global production and attacked by critics who blame it for sowing doubt about the scientific consensus that burning fossil fuels is changing the Earth's climate. The American Petroleum Institute is the energy...

Tree-sitters have been protesting pipeline for 200-plus days

Apr. 6, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Tree-sitters protesting the construction of a natural gas pipeline in Virginia have been at it now for more than 200 days. The Roanoke Times reported Thursday that two people have continually occupied tree stands since early September. They're sitting where construction is planned for...