Federal Court Revokes Oil and Gas Leases, Citing Climate Change

A judge ruled that the Interior Department must consider the climate impacts of oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico before awarding leases.

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Why New York State Is Experiencing a Bitcoin Boom

Cryptocurrency miners are flocking to New York’s faded industrial towns, prompting concern over the environmental impact of huge computer farms.

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Biden Administration Backs Oil Sands Pipeline Project

The administration urged a court to throw out a challenge brought by tribal and environmental groups, backing a pipeline that would carry Canadian oil across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Legal and Environmental Setbacks Stymie Pipelines Nationwide

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.

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