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Federal trial over Gulf oil spill to resume

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The trial resumes Monday for the federal litigation spawned by BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with a focus on the company's response to the deadly disaster.

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Appeals court won't replace judge in Chevron Ecuador case

Source: 
Reuters

A federal appeals court dismissed an appeal from Ecuadorian villagers to replace the judge presiding over a dispute with Chevron Corp. who alleged the villagers used fraud to win an $18 billion pollution payment in Ecuador, Reuters reports.

Study: BP spill damaged sea-floor life for miles

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The vast 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill damaged the tiny animals that live on the sea floor for about 57 square miles (147 sq. kilometers) around the blown-out BP oil well, with severe damage in about nine square miles (23 sq. kilometers) of that area, a Texas A&M researcher says.

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Canadian company ordered to drain lake for oil sands pollution

Source: 
Reuters

Alberta's environment department ordered Canadian Natural Resources to drain a lake near one of its oil sands projects after bitumen leaked to the base of the lake, Reuters reports.

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3 more oil spills from flooding found in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — More spills are emerging from a Colorado oil patch ravaged by flooding as soggy conditions continue to hamper attempts to inspect the damage.

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New flood-related oil spills reported in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — More spills were revealed Friday in a Colorado oilfield swamped by floodwaters as cleanup efforts remained stalled due to high waters and regulators cautioned that more oil releases were likely to be found in coming days.

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Ecuador, Argentina meet amid energy concerns

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa met with his Argentine counterpart Cristina Fernandez during a trip to Buenos Aires on Thursday amid concerns that his new campaign against Chevron Corp. could harm relations between the two countries.

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Panel rules for Chevron in Ecuador Amazon case

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Plaintiffs' hopes for collecting a $19 billion judgment awarded by an Ecuadorean court against Chevron Corp. for oil contamination in the Amazon have suffered another potential setback.

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Damaged Andarko tank leaks into river in Colorado

Source: 
Reuters

A damaged Andarko Petroleum Corp. oil tank spilled 125 barrels of its contents into Colorado's South Platte River, Reuters reports.

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Court upholds California fuel standard

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A panel of federal judge on Wednesday upheld California's first-in-the-U.S. mandate requiring fuels producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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