Oil and Gas

The Center for Biological Diversity sued Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt in federal court, claiming he approved oil and gas drilling on more than 1 million acres in western Colorado, “without properly analyzing, studying alternatives to, and disclosing to the public significant quantities of greenhouse gas emissions and ensuing impacts to our climate, natural resources, and communities.”

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Loosening of Offshore Drilling Safety Rules Prompts Lawsuit

Fearing a rollback of offshore drilling rules will threaten worker safety and coastal waters, nine environmental groups sued the Trump administration Tuesday, claiming weaker standards could lead to another catastrophe like the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Tensions Rise Between EU & Turkey Over Drilling, Election

Relations between the European Union and Turkey are becoming more bitter after Turkey sent a ship to drill for natural gas and oil in disputed waters off the island of Cyprus, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared that the election for mayor of Istanbul, which his party lost, needs to be done over.

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