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EPA introduces draft rules to reduce toxic emissions from refineries

U.S. oil refineries may have to comply with new, more stringent regulation regarding toxic emissions from flares, storage tanks and other similar sources.
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US fracking companies go green

In a bid to ease environmental concerns and improve public perception of the industry, oil and gas companies are investing in innovative technologies that can mitigate or prevent the impact of fracking operations.
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Criminal charges filed against workers involved in deadly crude oil train accident

Ten months after the tragic accident involving a crude carrying train in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, criminal charges have been filed against three employees of the now-defunct company Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway Ltd.
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EPA reconsiders approval of Pennsylvania injection well permit

EPA has changed its mind on giving the green light to a 7,300-foot-deep injection well in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.
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EPA seeks public comment on fracking chemicals disclosure

EPA has announced plans to seek public comment on potential disclosure regulation, as well as input on possible non-regulatory approaches to the matter.
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Defunct energy company to pay record penalty for environmental damage

The now-defunct Kerr-McGee Corporation, which was taken over by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in 2006, will have to pay a record penalty of $5.15 billion under a settlement reached with the Department of Justice.
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Oil, gas spills increase in 2013

More than 7,600 oil spills and leaks were recorded in 2013 in the top 15 states for onshore oil and gas activities.
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Government report accuses federal agency of lax oversight of oil, gas wells

According to a new report by the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management has neglected its duties in overseeing oil and gas wells.
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Fracking could pose threat to water utilities, report warns

Potential contamination, reduced water supplies and infrastructure and cost pressure due to fracking mean that water utilities could suffer severe credit deterioration.
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TransCanada CEO: Keystone XL delays may cost jobs in Canada

Jobs may be lost in Canada due to delays in the Obama administration's decision regarding construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, according to TransCanada's CEO.
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