How Joe Manchin Shaped the Climate Change Bill

Along the way to the $369 billion package, the West Virginia senator secured an array of concessions for his state and for the fossil fuel industry.

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Biden Administration Offers an Offshore Drilling Plan. Likely Backers: Very Few.

The five-year plan for America’s coastal waters, required by law, risks angering both the fossil fuel industry and environmentalists.

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Biden Administration Cancels Oil Drilling Sales in Alaska and Gulf of Mexico

Republicans link the move to rising gas prices while the administration said it was a result of conflicting legal opinions and a lack of interest among bidders.

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Judges Increasingly Demand Climate Analyses in Drilling Decisions

A federal judge this week required the government take climate change into account before approving offshore oil drilling leases. That’s becoming more common.

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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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Biden ‘Over-Promised and Under-Delivered’ on Climate. Now, Trouble Looms in 2022.

Mounting challenges will make the coming months critical for the president’s environmental agenda, analysts say.

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Taylor Energy to Pay $43 Million for Longest-Running Oil Spill in U.S. History

Taylor Energy’s undersea wells have been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico since 2004, when they were damaged by Hurricane Ivan.

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Manchin Is Expected to Reject Democratic Plan to Ban New Offshore Drilling

The Democrat from West Virginia, a coal and gas stronghold, has single-handedly stripped key elements from his party’s plan to tackle climate change.

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An Intimate Look at the Dangerous, Boom-and-Bust Lives of Oil Workers

In “Sea State,” Tabitha Lasley writes about the time she spent in Scotland investigating life on and around oil rigs.

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Interior Dept. Report on Drilling Is Mostly Silent on Climate Change

The department recommended higher fees for oil and gas leases, but there was no sign the government planned to take global warming into account when weighing new applications.

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Cambo, a Proposed Oil Field, Is Drawing Controversy in U.K.

What is Cambo? It’s a proposed oil field deep underwater off Scotland that has become an intense focus of environmentalists and the energy industry.

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Months Before Oil Spill, Pipeline May Have Taken Quiet Damage

It’s likely that a large vessel’s anchor hit the pipeline, off the coast of Orange County, at some point up to a year ago, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

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California Oil Spill Closes Beaches and Renews Call for Drilling Ban

A pipeline transporting oil from offshore platforms spilled at least 126,000 gallons of oil in Southern California, the state’s largest such leak since 2015.

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Oil Spill Off California Coast Sends 126,000 Gallons Into the Pacific

The spill created a 13-square-mile slick that extended from Huntington Beach to Newport Beach as dead fish and birds began to wash ashore in some areas.

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Scotland’s Oil Industry Is Fading as Wind Energy Beckons

Oil and gas production in the North Sea is not the economic juggernaut it once was. Can floating wind turbines offer an alternative?

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Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico: What We Know

The company leading the cleanup now says it isn’t responsible for the leak, highlighting the tangle of pipes, many of them abandoned, on the seafloor.

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Satellite Images Find Oil Spill in Gulf Left in Ida’s Wake

Satellite and aerial survey images show oil spreading off the coast of an oil and gas hub in Louisiana.

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Ida Hit One of the Country’s Biggest Oil and Chemical Hubs

Louisiana’s 17 oil refineries account for nearly a fifth of the nation’s capacity. Past hurricanes have cause toxic spills.

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Israel’s Beaches Are Littered With Tar After Mysterious Oil Spill

The environmental damage is being called one of Israel’s worst ecological disasters in decades. “I feel like I want to cry,” said an official. “It’s everywhere.”

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President Biden to Sign Executive Order, Pausing Oil and Gas Leasing

The array of directives — touching on international relations, drilling policy, employment and national security, among other things — elevate climate change across every level of the federal government.

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Norway’s Supreme Court Makes Way for More Arctic Drilling

The top court ruled against environmental groups Tuesday, saying the right to a clean environment did not bar the government from drilling for offshore oil.

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Lebanon and Israel, Officially Enemies, Agree to Talks on Sea Border

The negotiations will be their first on nonsecurity issues in three decades but officials do not expect them to lead to peace talks.

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Trump, Calling Himself ‘the No. 1 Environmental President,’ Green Washes His Record

President Trump traveled to Florida to declare himself “a great environmentalist,” extending a moratorium on offshore oil drilling that his administration had moved to end.

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Piracy Surges in Gulf of Mexico, Prompting U.S. Warning

There have been scores of attacks in Mexican waters, taxing the country’s overstretched security forces.

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Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Doom North Sea Oil?

The steep fall in prices and demand is undermining a proud yet declining industry.

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Deepwater Horizon Ten Years On

Members of the bipartisan commission created to investigate the spill say Congress and the Trump administration have failed to take safety seriously.

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A Decade After Deepwater Horizon

Rolling back regulations ignores the central lessons from the country’s largest oil spill.

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