Texas Oil Groups Launch Effort to Reduce Methane Emissions

A coalition of Texas oil industry trade groups and companies on Tuesday announced a new voluntary effort to reduce climate change-causing methane emissions and oilfield flaring as the industry faces mounting pressure from critics and even some of its own biggest players to limit its environmental footprint.

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Maduro Fires Back at ‘Racist’ Trump After Drug Charge

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stood defiant in the face of a $15 million bounty by the United States to face drug trafficking charges, calling Donald Trump a “racist cowboy” and saying he is ready to fight by whatever means necessary should the U.S. and neighboring Colombia dare to invade.

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Oregon Natural Gas Pipeline Approved by Feds After State Rejection

Federal regulators on Thursday approved a hotly contested natural gas pipeline, with one big catch: the Canadian company behind the project must first get approval from state regulators, who have already denied key permits. Even if the state permits never come, federal approval means the company can begin using eminent domain to seize land along the pipeline route.

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