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Louisiana Treasurer Says $700K from 2010 BP Oil Spill Settlement Unclaimed

Apr 5 2021 // Louisiana’s treasurer says the state is holding more than $700,000 that has so far gone unclaimed by people and businesses affected by the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. That’s the worth of class...

New York City Loses Appeal Seeking to Hold Oil Firms Liable for Global Warming Effects

Apr 1 2021 // A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected New York City’s effort to hold five major oil companies liable to help pay the costs of addressing harm caused by global warming. Ruling in favor of BP Plc, Chevron Corp.,...

More than 10K Jobs Lost in North Dakota’s Oil Patch Last Year

Mar 16 2021 // The coronavirus pandemic has had a significantly negative impact on North Dakota’s oil and gas industry, resulting in the shedding of thousands of jobs last year. The oil industry’s recovery has been slow. Job...

Texas Oil, Gas Interests Left to ‘Self-Regulate’ in Aftermath of Winter Storm

Mar 9 2021 // After being battered by withering criticism of its management of the power grid during February’s winter storm, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) saw several of its board members resign and fired its...

Louisiana Oil Well Explosion Leaves 1 Person Dead

Mar 3 2021 // One person was killed when an oil well exploded in southwest Louisiana over the weekend, authorities said. Emergency crews were called to the scene of the explosion near Longville on Sunday evening, according to a...

Maryland Capital Sues Oil, Gas Companies Over Climate Change

Mar 1 2021 // Maryland’s capital city has filed a lawsuit against 26 oil and gas companies, saying their industry was taking the environment to a point where fighting climate change would be difficult. The City of Annapolis filed...

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