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Trump Administration’s Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale a ‘Major Flop’

Trump Administration’s Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale a ‘Major Flop’

Despite the Trump administration’s unrelenting quest to drill the Arctic, Wednesday’s oil and gas lease sale in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) yielded a “disappointing” return of $1.5 million, E&E News reported. Oil and gas giants ConocoPhillips, Emerald House and Nordaq Energy were the three companies that made uncontested bids on 16 tracts of land […]

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    Chevron Pipeline Spills 4,800 Gallons of Oil on Public Land, Kills Wildlife

    Chevron Pipeline Spills 4,800 Gallons of Oil on Public Land, Kills Wildlife

    Cleanup efforts are underway after a failed Chevron Corporation pipeline released about 4,800 gallons of oil into an intermittent stream on public land in northwestern Colorado and killed some wildlife. The breach happened on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land and was first detected on March 5 by a Chevron consultant. The pipeline was shut […]