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Energy Pipeline: Conservationist says apocalyptic views about climate change don’t work to change minds

DENVER –– To get to the most rational discussion about environmentalism and have it work in today’s world, the conversation has to change, a leader in the environmental movement told oil and gas industry officials on the final day of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual conference in late August at the Colorado Convention Center. Peter Kareiva, director of ...

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APNewsBreak: Wolf plan seeks higher income, drilling taxes

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf is pursuing a half-point increase in the state’s personal income tax and a new extraction tax on natural gas drilling in an effort to solve the state’s 3-month-old budget impasse. Basic details of the proposal Wolf will formally submit later Tuesday also include cuts for seniors and disabled people in property taxes used to ...

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Environmental groups seek enhanced studies of planned crude oil pipelines across Minnesota

Opponents of two crude oil pipelines proposed in northern Minnesota are pushing for deeper, more sweeping studies of their environmental risks in the wake of an appeals court ruling rejecting the process begun by state regulators. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Thursday decided to stay, or put on hold, its June decision granting a certificate of need to the ...

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Bakken Pipeline may damage soil conditions for generations

With the Bakken Pipeline hearings set to begin Nov. 12 at the Boone County Fairgrounds, local focus has become fixed on the possible impact the pipeline could have on the land. If built, the pipeline, which is being proposed by Texas-based Dakota Access LLC, would extend 1,100 miles from western North Dakota to Patoka, Ill., with 343 miles of the ...

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Oil and gas company threatens to sue speakers at Akron council meetings over fracking comments

The two retired, gray-haired men often speak during Akron City Council meetings about their favorite topic: fracking. Their comments at a recent meeting, though, landed them in hot water with an oil and gas well company whose representatives were in the audience. The company’s attorney sent letters to the men warning that they had made untrue statements, and they could ...

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TCC opens new training center for energy students

FORT WORTH — For Tarrant County College’s energy technology students, a new $42 million training center offers learning opportunities in every square foot. The new Center of Excellence for Energy Technology is an eco-friendly, state-of-the art facility described by school officials as the largest of its kind in the nation. The 87,000-square-foot building, which promotes sustainability on TCC’s South Campus, ...

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This winter, WNY could see lowest heating costs in 21 years

It shouldn’t break the bank to keep your home warm this winter. With natural gas prices at a three-year low, National Fuel Gas Co. predicts this winter’s heating bills will be about 29 percent lower than they were last winter. If temperatures are normal, the Amherst-based energy company forecasts the average residential customer will pay $454 to heat their home ...

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Company will own 2 nearly parallel gas gathering lines

Energy Transfer’s purchase of the Williams Companies shouldn’t affect natural gas pipeline projects in the works — but now the company will own two gas gathering lines that run almost parallel to each other. On Monday, Energy Transfer Equity LP announced a $37.7 billion deal to buy the Williams Companies, owner of the Transco interstate natural gas pipeline. The Transco ...

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New pipeline route raises questions

MERRIMACK — Energy giant Kinder Morgan updated the route of a natural gas pipeline proposed to run through New Hampshire, with the new Merrimack route passing through Fidelity Investments and near the Merrimack Premium Outlets. The latest change addressed some environmental and safety concerns in the area, but not all. “I don’t think it’s any better, it’s just different,” Merrimack ...

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