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Charleston, South Carolina Sues Big Oil Companies Over Climate Change Costs

Charleston is now the first city in the American South to sue major oil companies in an attempt to hold them accountable for the “daunting” costs of climate change, city officials announced Sept. 9. The 24 defendants in the city’s …

Delaware Joins List of States and Localities Suing Big Oil

Delaware has joined the list of state and local governments that have sued the petroleum industry in an attempt to hold oil producers accountable for costs related to climate change. The attorney general’s office joined forces with a California law …

Supreme Court Justices Question Landowners’ Claims in Montana Superfund Cleanup

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared inclined to shield a unit of British oil major BP Plc from claims seeking a more extensive cleanup of a Superfund hazardous waste site in Montana than what federal environmental officials had ordered. …

Worker Dies from Injuries at BP’s Refinery in Whiting, Indiana,

A contract worker died from injuries received while working at BP Plc’s 430,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Whiting, Indiana, refinery on Wednesday, a company spokesman said. “BP confirms that a contract worker was injured today at the Whiting refinery,” said company spokesman …

Supreme Court to Hear BP Unit’s Montana Superfund Site Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to a hear a bid by a unit of British oil major BP to avoid a lawsuit by private landowners in Montana seeking to force the company to pay for a more extensive …

Rhode Island Attorney General Sues Fossil Fuel Companies

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin filed a lawsuit Monday against 21 fossil fuel companies demanding damages associated with sea level rise and water cycles. In the complaint filed in Providence County Superior Court, Kilmartin said the companies are knowingly …

Post-Disaster, BP Stakes Future on Deepwater Despite Surging Shale

About 300 BP workers commute 150 miles by helicopter from the Louisiana coast to a deep-sea drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico that can produce more oil in a day than a West Texas rig can pump in a …

Oil & Gas Industry Faces More Frequent & Sophisticated Cyber Attacks: Deloitte

Three out of four oil and natural gas companies fell victim to at least one cyber attack last year as hacking efforts against the industry become more frequent and sophisticated. That’s the finding from a report released Monday by industry …

Trump Hands Climate Leadership Role to China to Dismay of Global Leaders

President Donald Trump’s decision to isolate the U.S. on climate change triggered waves of complaints from government and business leaders around the world and handed China a golden opportunity to burnish its image as a global leader. Trump’s withdrawal from …

House Balks at Senate Plan for Mississippi Oil Spill Damage Account

Mississippi lawmakers may be unable to decide this year how to spend $750 million in oil spill damage payments, with sniping between House and Senate members after a bill died at a Tuesday deadline for action when the House Appropriations …