Pipeline Fights Class Certification in California Oil Spill Suit

A company responsible for an oil spill that dumped more than 123,000 gallons of crude oil off the California coast in 2015 asked a judge Monday to decertify a federal class action brought by beachfront property owners and business owners seeking damages from the environmental disaster.

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Terror Boss Dead, but the Job Isn’t Over

After the dramatic killing of the Islamic State group’s leader, the Pentagon is increasing U.S. efforts to protect Syria’s oilfields from the extremist group and from Syria itself and its Russian ally. It’s a new high-stakes mission even as American troops are withdrawn from other parts of the country.

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House Committee Mulls Bills That Would Bar Offshore Drilling

Legislation barring offshore oil development along America’s coastlines and inside the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has considerable support from voters of all political stripes but during a hearing Monday, Republicans foretold doom for bills that are slated for a vote in the House this Thursday.

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