Appellate Court Rules Government Shares Liability for Questa Mine Superfund Site Cleanup

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the federal government should bear some liability for a New Mexico Superfund site located on national forest lands. In a unanimous 3-0 decision on Wednesday, the appeals court in Denver agreed with Chevron, the last operator of the now-closed Questa Mine in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains …

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House Speaker Credits Rep. Mullin for Work on Energy & Tax Reform Bill

Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin was on hand Tuesday when U.S. House Speaker Tim Ryan unveiled the GOP’s next target—tax legislation.

Standing next to Mullin, the speaker gave credit to him for his work on the energy aspect of the new budget proposal.

“The potential we have for energy in this country is limitless. …

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More Groups Announce Support for Buffett’s $9 billion Oncor Purchase

Billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy is getting more support in its proposed $9 billion bid to acquire Oncor Electric Delivery Company in Texas.

Support’s coming from TXU Energy, NRG Energy, the Texas Energy Association for Marketers and the Alliance for Retail Markets. Some Oncor customers have signed on to support the deal. Other …

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Environmental Study of Dakota Access Pipeline Won’t be Quick

A court-ordered environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota could take the rest of the year. It’s the indication of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg issued the order last month as the $3.8 billion pipeline is the focus of a legal fight brought by …

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Concern About Security of Pipelines Fueling Electrical Power Grid

Two Democrats at the top of the Senate and House Energy committees are asking the Government Accountability Office to do an assessment of security protections on the nation’s natural gas, oi land other hazardous pipelinesw.

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) also warned of increased cyberthreats from foreign state-backed and criminal …

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Rhode Island Senator Joins Complaint Against Scott Pruitt

Rhode Island U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has joined the effort to get Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt possibly disbarred because of an investigation by the Oklahoma Bar Association.

Whitehouse, a Democrat who has targeted the former State Attorney General in numerous allegations and requests since Pruitt took office, wrote a letter to the …

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Ditch Witch Part of White House Manufacturing Showcase

A White House event held Monday highlighting American manufacturing included a display by Ditch Witch.

The Charles Machine Works Co. based in Perry represented Oklahoma in the “Made in America” showcase. It had its JT20 horizontal directional drill on display on the White House lawn.

“We are honored to represent the state of Oklahoma,” …

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Linn Energy Subsidiary Building New Gas Plant in SCOOP and STACK

Oklahoma’s SCOOP and STACK oil and gas plays are getting a new cryogenic gas processing facility, courtesy of Blue Mountain Midstream LLC, a company formerly known as Linn Midstream LLC.

Blue Mountain’s a subsidiary of Houston-based Linn Energy Inc. and signed a contract with Midland, Texas-based BCCK Engineering Inc. to build the Chisholm Trail …

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Trump Denies Federal Aid to Cover North Dakota Protest Costs

The federal government’s denied a request by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum for a major disaster declaration to cover some of the $38 million in law enforcement costs over the Dakota Access pipeline protests.

The governor made the request in April, writing to President Trump. The denial came in May but the governor’s office …

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Devon and 36 Other Firms Sued and Accused of Causing Sea Rise in California

Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy is one of 37 oil, gas and coal companies sued this week by two California Counties blaming them for the sea level rise and coastal flooding.

Marin and San Mateo Counties along with the city of Imperial Beach filed suit claiming the energy companies knew for nearly half a century …

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